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31 March 2015, 14:26
A Maths teacher who asked a teenager to sign a 'slave contract' and encouraged her to send sexual pictures of herself has been sacked from the profession.
Kelvin Loraine, 31, who worked at Hetton School, in Hetton-le-Hole, near Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, developed a relationship with the girl when she was just 15 after he met her in an online chatroom.
This started in the spring of 2013 and continued after her 16th birthday, with Loraine receiving a total of 30 to 40 sexual pictures of the teen naked.
Loraine also watched the girl, who was not a pupil, perform sexual acts on herself over Skype, and allowed her to view him doing the same, a National College for Teaching and Leadership panel was told.
The teacher, who admitted asking the girl to sign a 'slave contract', said it wasn't until after she turned 16 that the pictures were sent and the sexual activity occurred.
Shortly after the teen turned 16 Loraine travelled down to Plymouth to meet up with the girl and they had consensual sex, the hearing was told.
Loraine received a caution from Durham Constabulary on July 10 2014 for possessing an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child and was subsequently struck off.
The panel found that Loraine's behaviour amounted to 'unacceptable professional conduct and/or conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute'.
The panel's findings were supported by Paul Heathcote, on behalf of the secretary of state.
"Despite his previous good history as a teacher and his expressions of regret, the panel have recommended that it is both appropriate and proportionate to impose a prohibition order."
"The panel have noted that Mr Loraine's behaviour amounts to serious sexual misconduct."
"He was the instigator of indecent images of a child being taken which he then had in his possession for his own sexual gratification."
"I agree with the panel's recommendation that the order should be without the opportunity to apply for it to set aside at a future date."
Mr Heathcote ruled that the teacher's behaviour was so serious that he would never be allowed to apply for the order to be revoked, and has been banned from teaching indefinitely.