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Catholic School Teacher Tells Court She Was Intimidated Into Sex By 15 Year-old Boy, As He Gives Details of Their Sexual Encounters

November 20, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A teenager has testified that he had ‘a lot’ of sex with his Catholic high school tutor after she allegedly took his virginity – despite her claims it was the student who pressured her into a relationship.

The boy, who was 15 at the time of the alleged three-month relationship in 2013, testified for the fourth day in Kent County Circuit Court in Michigan on Wednesday.

During his testimony, he denied allegations that he had ‘stalked, pressured and brutalized’ Abigail Simon, now 35, into having sex, as she has claimed.

Simon was terminated from her position as a tutor and study hall supervisor at Catholic Central and West Catholic schools after the boy’s mother discovered pictures of her in a garter belt on her son’s phone.

She was arrested at her family’s home in Flint, Michigan in August and is charged with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Taking the stand on Wednesday, he denied that he had pressured her into sex, assaulted her or held her down, as she had claimed. He also said that she had never demanded he stopped or cried during sex.

The boy testified saying “She never said no,’ he said. ‘I never forcibly raped her.’

The alleged relationship first began through text messages in February 2013 before engaging in sex in March 2013.

The sexual misconduct continued through April.

While on the stand, the boy testified that he was a virgin before the relationship with Simon and that he and the teacher engaged in rough sex.

He testified that they first had sex on the sofa in her apartment after a dinner date and that she performed oral sex on him.

Before the dinner, they staked out the restaurant to make sure there was no one there they knew, he said.

The boy revealed that almost all the sexual encounters took place back at her apartment in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The teenager said that the two had sex every other day, saying ‘We had sex a lot.”

He also disclosed to the court that they took day trips together, including to Chicago to meet her friends in early March and later to South Bend, Indiana.

The court was also shown texts between the two, which the prosecution claimed showed Simon was sexually open with the boy.

One of the texts show Simon’s worry about the boy’s age, which read ‘I’m scared that you’re only 15.’

The boy also said that he and Simon had pet names for each other, Simon called him ‘boo’ and he called his former teacher ‘baby girl’, according to Wood TV.

The boy was then asked how he was the controlling factor in the relationship. He denied claims that he made her send photos of herself while she traveled alone to ensure she was not with men.

He claimed on the stand that it was Simon who was upset and refused to speak to him after he attended a party where there were other girls, “She demanded me to go to her apartment,” he said.

Afterwards, he ended up punching a wall, injuring his hand because he felt guilty for making her worry about the party, he said.

Prosecutors read outloud to the court a text message from Simon that she sent while on spring break. Simon reportedly tells the teen he should be with girls his age, saying: ‘I’m just too old, as much as that stinks.’

However, texts reveal that the victim refused by responding: ‘Please give me one more chance.’

Simon is being tried for first-degree sexual assault and accosting a minor for immoral purposes.

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