Teacher uses ruler in attempt to abort baby of student he impregnated in schoolBy Mason White 10:48 AM December 4, 2014
By: Wayne Morin
A teacher of Arizona, was sentenced to prison after he raped and impregnated his student.
David Depuydt, 25, was teaching at the Horizon Community Learning Center in Phoenix, when he began having sex with a 15-year-old student.
The victim said that when she told her teacher that she was pregnant, he inserted a metal ruler into her body in an attempt to abort the fetus. He continued poking her with the ruler until she was bleeding heavily and was forced to stop.
Depuydt was sentenced to 10 years in prison, a lifetime of parole and is required to register as a sex offender after having the sexual relationship with the student.
The parents of the girl, who has tried to commit suicide, recently filed a civil lawsuit against the Horizon Community Learning Center for insufficiently supervising the teacher.
Depuydt pleaded guilty to the charges of sexual assault and admitted having a seven-month illicit relationship with the 15-year-old girl.
The school administrators were allegedly aware of the teacher’s suspicious behavior and did nothing to protect the student.
The behavior in question included Depuydt spending time alone with the victim in the classroom, and the two were seen leaving the premises together and no one questioned or stopped the teacher from doing so.