An instructor had intercourse with an underage schoolboy – then told him to delete communications they’d delivered to one another concerning the tryst.
Andrew Polwarth, who taught for over a ten years, additionally told the child, who had been simply 13 at that time, that their rendezvous ended up being “really fun” and that he had been “a hottie” while also speaking about acts that are sexual.
The 36-year-old urged the youngster, that is now 15, to wipe WhatsApp messages from their phone, saying their conference and discussion a while later should always be a key.
But he insists he previously no concept the kid had been just 13, claiming he thought he had been 18 and only told him to wipe the chats as he hadnt turn out to their household yet.
And then he has rejected being a paedophile – insisting he could be “not after all enthusiastic about making love with young ones.”
Polwarth plus the youngster had their encounter at Polwarth’s house in Edlerslie, Renfrewshire, on December 29, 2018, when they came across through gay relationship software Hornet.
Prosecutors claim he “did participate in sexual intercourse with” the kid, that is now 15, and claim he did “communicate indecently with him” by over repeatedly delivering communications ” of a intimate and indecent nature.”
Providing proof inside the very own defence on Wednesday, Polwarth stated he came across the kid, whom cant be known as for appropriate reasons, had their age set to 18 in the Hornet app.
The youngster claims he confessed his genuine age if they met, with Polwarth replying: “I would personallynt usually do that with some body therefore young.”
But Polwarth insisted he previously no concept the kid had been therefore young – and stated he had been “devastated” as he discovered out the individual he’d bedded ended up being just 13.
He explained: “Hornet is just a dating that is gay for 18-year-olds or over.
“He stated he had been wireclub within the this past year of college, Sixth 12 months, and ended up being simply learning and things.”
He stated the actual fact he was a teacher, did not worry him that he was a teenage schoolboy, when.
But he stated if he realised the youngster had been simply 13 he will never have been through making use of their encounter and might have reported their profile from the dating application.
Once they had intercourse in Polwarth’s house, they messaged one another through WhatsApp.
Polwarth published: “that has been actually enjoyable however it needs to be super discreet [sic] and much more like a one off thing.
The youngster responded: ” Many Thanks. Everything we did today had been great, many thanks xxx.”
Polwarth then stated: “You’re welcome. And we also never ever did anything lol, I dont know very well what youre speaing frankly about. You merely went a rather long stroll.
“Remember to clear your entire chats beside me.”
Whenever asked why hed told the little one to clear the chats, he stated the kid had lied to their household about fulfilling him while he previously nevertheless to turn out, and added: “a few of the communications had been quite intimate and I also didnt want their moms and dads or their auntie to be reading them and catch him out.”
The court heard law enforcement became included as the child confided inside the cousin that is 10-year-old had been therefore upset by just just just what shed been told she couldnt sleep.
She disclosed the facts to her mom while the police had been called in, ultimately causing a study.
Polwarth had came back to Southern Korea, where he had been working as a Deputy Head of Academia during the right time, as he discovered associated with authorities participation.
He stated: “I became in complete surprise at that time.
“I happened to be devastated, positively devastated, into the terms around exactly just exactly what had simply been believed to me personally.
“we really didnt understand what to accomplish.”
Polwarth keeps their purity in addition to trial, before Sheriff James Spy, continues.