Malay School Teacher Adelina S.G.S.B. Boon Wanan said she acted “involuntarily” and “inappropriately” when she raped a 14-year-old boy at her home on the island of Borneo in September 2015.
She pleaded guilty Monday in Malaya’s Federal Court to six counts of rape, two counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 16 and two counts each of indecent assault, sodomy and trafficking of a child.
The court heard the school teacher allegedly used a vibrator and an electronic device to penetrate the victim’s anus during the alleged sex acts, with one of the victims reporting having a “severe erection.”
“She also made sexual remarks and sexual gestures to him.
She said that she liked to be rough,” Judge Ravi Nangarajan said as he sentenced Wanan to two years in jail.
“She said she liked the feeling of him being forced against her.”
Wanan’s lawyers said Wanan did not act as a teacher or administrator.
“She was a caring person,” her lawyer, Syah Yutah, told reporters after the sentencing.
“The sexual acts were performed without her knowledge.
She was a victim of a sexual assault.”
After the incident, Wanan was taken into police custody.
She told investigators she was a teacher and that she was not allowed to take notes during the incident.
She also told investigators that she did not know the 14-old victim was a student at the school.
Wanan was placed on paid leave until sentencing in February and has been banned from teaching.
“This incident is an abuse of trust and an abuse against the child,” Wanan wrote in her victim impact statement, according to the Malaya Herald.
“I do not believe that the school administration, teachers or the community should be held responsible for this, and I will never forgive myself for what I did.”
Wanam said she had a “hard time believing” that the 14 year-old had lied about what had happened.
In a statement after the trial, Wanam said, “I am so sorry for what happened.
I am a caring, caring person and I did not want this to happen to anyone.
I hope the court will help me heal.”
ABC News’ Nisreen Akhtar contributed to this report.
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