Fatinham Hossain (pictured), 25, from Horsham in West Sussex, was sentenced by Brighton Crown Court Friday after admitting to engaging in sexual activity with a boy when he was in a trust position and another count of perverting course of justice
A female teacher was jailed for five and a half years for having sex repeatedly with a 14 year-old student after she became ‘obsessed with him’.
Fatinham Hossain, 25, of Horsham, West Sussex, was sentenced at Brighton Crown Court on Friday after admitting to sexual activity with a boy while in a position of trust and a separate count of perverting the course of justice.
After her initial arrest in June 2020, she was heard by the court about how she created a ‘webof lies and manipulation’ to harass the victim’s loved ones and to bribe them into dropping the charges.
She also posed for 14-year-old girls and contacted a male relative to the boy to try to frame him and have him sacked.
She also threatened and bullied other students through fake accounts, telling them to not talk to the police.
The boy claimed he wanted to end the relationship after she had feigned a pregnancy.
Hossain will remain a registered sex offender for indefinitely. She will also be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, (SHPO), for ten years after her release from prison.
A restraining order was also issued to her, which she was prohibited from having contact with the first victim or any other person and from entering certain areas of Horsham.
Judge Jeremy Gold explained to Hossain that she had launched a remarkable campaign of harassment, which was’relentless and wide-ranging’ and’malign following the persistent nature (sexual) penetrative activity over time’.
After an investigation by West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit detectives, the prosecution was brought to light.
Detective Constable Leigh Rankin stated that Hossain was first detained in June 2020 after a report that she had sex and groomed a 14-year old boy at a Horsham school where she was a cover teacher/study supervisor.
“A sexual relationship continued for several more months, during which she continued manipulating the boy’s emotions, including claiming she was pregnant after he tried to end it.
Initial bail was granted for Hossain to allow for further investigation. The victim, his family, and friends experienced a complex and prolonged campaign of behavior against them in an effort to derail the investigation.
“Using fake social networking accounts Hossain attempted manipulation of other children. Threats were made to at least one other child if they spoke with the police.
“Through false names, she made grave threats of harm against the boy and his families and said that she would pay him to drop the charges.
‘Hossain, who was charged with offences on October 2020, was bailed out by magistrates.
Judge Jeremy Gold told Hossain she had launched a remarkable campaign of harassment that was’relentless and wide-ranging’ and malicious due to the persistent nature of sexual activity (Pictured at Brighton Crown Court).
“She created a series of fake social media accounts, using different names, including that of a fourteen-year-old girl.
“She created messages between herself and an adult relative of the boy using this particular account.
“She used these fake accounts to try to make the family member lose their job.
“She then made multiple false reports to police from additional false accounts in an attempt to get the adult relative arrested.”
Detective Ranking stated that Hossain tried to continue making false reports to police up to March 2021 when evidence was obtained to show that Hossain had falsified all allegations against the family.
She was further charged and remanded to ensure her conviction.
Detective Ranking stated that it was a lengthy and distressing campaign. He added, “We are glad that justice is now done for the boy and all those who were caught in Hossain’s webs of lies and manipulation.”