Catholic school teacher tells court she was raped by her 15-year-old student (video)By Mason White 11:38 AM November 27, 2014
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A teacher who was arrested for having sex with a boy, took the stand and claimed to be the victim.
The former Catholic school teacher of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was in tears as she was being questioned about her relationship with the boy, who was 15 years old at the time.
Abigail Simon claims that the teen forced her to have sex and that she was afraid of his reaction if she did not give into his demands.
Simon, who was 32 years old at the time, was tutoring the boy at her home. She told the jury that the teen became physical with her when she turned him down.
“He would hit me and push me,” she told the court. She claimed that the teen, who weighed over 200 pounds, was domineering, and raped her three times in her apartment and car, she said.
The teenage victim also took the stand.
The jury read 1,000 racy text messages between Simon and the boy. They also saw the bikini-clad teacher posing for photos, which she sent to the teen.
Simon claimed that the teen forced her to buy the underwear and he took the photos of her.
However, she failed to convince the jury, and she was found guilty of three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and accosting a minor for immoral purposes.
Judge Paul Sullivan ordered her jailed pending the sentencing.