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Dance teacher, 48, who sent 13 year old boy intensely sexual WhatsApp message is spared jail time

Dance teacher, 48, who sent 13 year old boy intensely sexual WhatsApp message is spared jail time

A 48 year old dance teacher who sent a 13-year-old boy several sexual messages has been spared jail time.

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Jennifer Hesse, shared her feelings for the boy at her private dance class in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK according to prosecutors and despite being a mother of two, she abused her position of trust and secretly sent him “intense sexual” WhatsApp messages.

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Bournemouth Crown Court heard how she encouraged the minor, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to be “touchy” around her for her own sexual gratification.

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And in one message she told him: “I need you to be touchy all the time.”

She then warned the boy to quickly delete the messages so that his parents wouldn’t see them.

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She said she felt “an odd combination of dizziness and calm” and that she “could not breathe” when he was with her.

 

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The exchange of messages culminated in Hesse repeatedly telling the boy she loved him, the court heard.

When the victim told Hesse that he had a girlfriend and wanted the ‘relationship’ with Hesse to stop, she became jealous and pressured him to carry it on.

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The relationship ended when the boy’s mum found the messages and went to the police.

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Nicola Talbot-Hadley, prosecuting, said: “The victim gave evidence in which he rejected that he had a crush on Mrs Hesse and the jury also rejected this version of events.

“The jury were given a great deal of messages between them. It was extremely intense and emotionally pressurising.

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“It often took place late at night and the defendant was under the influence of alcohol some of the time.

“The messages were sexualised and there was reference to ‘touch and tease’. She repeatedly told him she loved him.”
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After the victim told Hesse he has a girlfriend, she responded: “You are 13 and do not have the capacity for that yet. I want you to be able to love me exactly the way I need.”

The prosecutor went on: “This was an abuse of trust.

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“It became his ‘new normal’ that he had to deal with such intense and pressurised messages. They left him stressed out and embarrassed.

“It is clear that he did not want to go to the dance school through fear of meeting Mrs Hesse.”

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Hesse gave a letter to the judge in which she claimed she had trouble understanding boundaries.

You bombarded him with messages and would not listen when he said, ‘please stop’. He found it very difficult to deal with

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Addressing her victim’s family in court, she said she had overstepped boundaries “again and again”.

She said: “This feels unforgivable and breaks my heart. I would like to step back in time and change what I have done .

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“All I can do now is work on my mental health and make sure I never make the same mistake again.”

Audrey Archer, the defense lawyer, said Hesse was suffering from “unacknowledged depression and childhood trauma” and suffered from an unhappy marriage during the period of the offending.

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Judge Richard Onslow blamed Hesse for treating the 13-year-old boy as a “romantic figure” who she subjected to “outpourings of love”.

 

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 “You were treating him as a romantic figure knowing all the while that he was 13.

“You bombarded him with messages and would not listen when he said, ‘please stop’. He found it very difficult to deal with.

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“You put a heavy burden on him to satisfy what you perceived to be your needs. Some of these messages were for the purposes of sexual gratification.”

She was given a 12 month prison sentence suspended for 18 months.

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The judge said she must also complete 100 hours of unpaid work and has been placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

She was also given a restraining order and a sexual harm prevention order forbidding her from contacting boys under 16 without the consent of their parents for five years.

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Strike not ending soon – ASUU, others

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Joint Action Committee of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational (NASU) and Associated Institutions and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have insisted that the strike will not be ending soon as no agreement has been reached with the Federal Government.

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ASUU started its strike on February 14, 2022 and JAC commenced its own on April 14, 2022.

The unions embarked on industrial actions while demanding improved welfare packages, better working conditions and implementation of various labour agreements signed with the Federal Government between 2009 and 2020.

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The national leaders of ASUU and JAC of SSANU and NASU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke and Mr Mohammed Ibrahim, respectively told newsmen that the Federal Government and all stakeholders in the education sector and religious leaders had a meeting with the four unions but no strong agreements were reached.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, at the weekend said, “We had a cordial and fruitful discussion; we looked at the issues dispassionately and reached some agreements, to the satisfaction of everybody in attendance.”

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But Osodeke said Ngige’s claim after the meeting that the unions would call off the ongoing strike this week was a political statement.

In his words, “We are not aware that we are calling off the strike. We met but there was nothing concrete between us and the government. Like we said before, we do not want promises, we want actions, if they show action and implement all the issues, we will go to our members, but knowing their antecedents, we know they will not do anything.

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“They promised us since December 2020 and it is going to a year and a half, they have not done anything. We are waiting for them.

“As far as we are concerned, only when they sign our agreements, accept UTAS, release EAA and revitalisation funds will we call the strikes off.”

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Ibrahim added that the major progress he could point at during the meeting was the ordering of the National Information Technology Development Agency, by the presidency who was represented by the Chief of Staff to the President and Chairman of the meeting, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, to subject the three payment solutions; Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system , University Transparency and Accountability Solution and University Peculiar Payroll Payment System, to integrity test and submit in three weeks.

“We are not talking about calling off strike now,” he said.

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2023 Presidency: Atiku lists five-point agenda

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Former Vice President and a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, said listed his five-point development agenda for Nigeria if he becomes the next President come 2023.

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Atiku made this known when he met with Abia State Special Delegates to the PDP National convention at the Government House Banquet Hall.

He highlighted his five-point development agenda to include; instituting symbols of unity, and dealing with insecurity, the economy, education, and restructure of the country.

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He said that the South-East is his real point adding, “Therefore, nobody can label me anti-East or anti-race”.

According to him, by 2023, PDP would have been in opposition for 8 years, stating, “We must win the next election.Would we like to go back? Do we want to remain in opposition? These are the questions before us”

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“Your aspiration as Igbo people will materialise and be realised. So, give me victory so that your aspiration will be realised.

“Together, we can achieve these goals if we unite as PDP and fight for power.”

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He added, “I came with these objectives and if you should be able to give me this opportunity, I believe we will work together to achieve this”.

Earlier in a courtesy call on him, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu saluted Atiku for his doggedness in his quest to unify and recover Nigeria.

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Nigeria, he said, “has drifted further down the valley from where we are. Nigerians are faced with serious challenges and are now begging for the opportunity to live.”

Speaking, the PDP state chairman, Asiforo Okere, expressed his excitement to receive Atiku, adding, “We are not unaware of your contributions to the nation”.

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Atiku was led by his campaign director general, Raymond Dokpesi who described Atiku, as “a detribalised Nigerian, astute deliverer of democracy and a unifier”.

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Acting Involves Brainwork, Not Only Looks

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Nollywood actress, Kehinde Bankole, has advised those coming into Nollywood to be ready for the intellectual work that comes with the glamour of the industry.
The ‘Blood Sisters’ actress stated this known during an Instagram Live session.
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She said, “Don’t see acting as a career you can come into when all other careers are not working for you. (Perhaps), you have been told that doctors and lawyers are more professional than actors, so you decided to start acting because you couldn’t cope in other fields. Acting is not just about looking good; it involves a lot of intellectual work. You have to think on your toes, otherwise, you would become irrelevant.”
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Speaking further, the award-winning actress noted that being able to sustain relevance is where the real work lies. “Being able to sustain relevance is the real work, being able to make it pay your bills. Stumbling on fame doesn’t happen like that for people every time, like the case of Olajumoke the bread seller. There are people whose stories are like that but it’s usually one out of every five hundred.”Kehinde BankoleKehinde Bankole

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