Former teacher jailed for raping woman after his son was arrested for sex offence


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Will TaylorNews Reporter

A former schoolteacher who raped his victim and later told her he was experiencing “sexual frustration” has been jailed.

Michael Leydon, 61, had denied raping her in 2014 but prosecutors relied on messages from the history teacher to his victim.

The ex-school governor said his son Christopher’s arrest for rape had placed him under stress.

Prosecutor James Dunstan said during trial that the texts were a “black and white record” which “contain a confession”.

The married father-of-three said in one text: “You said last night that I should have stopped on the night I took advantage of you against your will – believe me I wish I had.

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Michael Leydon was jailed for six years. (PA)
Michael Leydon was jailed for six years. (PA)

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