Emily Fox – Teacher sentenced to 15 months

Emily Fox – Teacher sentenced to 15 months



We covered the case of Emily Fox, a 26 year old teacher who pleaded guilty to sexual activity with her 15 year old pupil on 7th August 2014. Her case was adjourned to 5th September for sentence.



Ms Fox was jailed for 15 months. We don’t have the sentencing remarks, but we can infer from that the offences were significantly less serious than was suggested.

It may well be that the offending was factually consensual, so more akin to Hayley Southwell (who got a suspended sentence), which would explain the sentence.

Hopefully, more details will become available in due course and we will come back to this.

Dan is a barrister at 2 Dr. Johnson’s Buildings practising in crime.


  1. Very sad: but consensual or not immediate imprisonment is unavoidable. Pupils’ bodies are not for teachers’ enjoyment and teachers MUST resist the temptation.

  2. They probably did anyway, John. Brendan Behan tells of an officer in Borstal called Tucker and always referred to as Mr Tucker the F*cker. He was in fact one of the most decent officers in the place; but “the boys were not going to waste a good rhyme”!

  3. I imagine her ‘victim’ was envied by all his (male) friends. It is one law for males, another for females.

  4. “His friends”? Duncan – the victim was female. Try reading the original post.

    And even if it had been a boy, and there have been a few like that, who bragged and were envied, it still won’t do. Pupils’ bodies must be sacrosanct to teachers.