"the communications were of a sexual nature."
A science teacher who lured a 14-year-old girl into a fake marriage as he sexually abused her has been banned from the classroom.
Mazhar Hussain, aged 39, of Stechford, Birmingham, gave the victim gifts, including jewellery and a mobile phone so they could secretly communicate.
He also conducted a bogus wedding ceremony over the phone.
The girl believed they were married and they referred to each other as husband and wife.
The abuse came to light when the girl told a family friend about what had happened. The friend told her to go to the police.
Hussain was subsequently arrested.
Police discovered more than 2,000 messages between them on Hussain’s phone between April 15 and May 18, 2018. Many were of an explicit nature.
The messages also revealed that Hussain had met the teenager and sexual activity had taken place.
In March 2021, Hussain was jailed for three years and three months after admitting sexual activity with a child under 16.
Hussain was also put on the sex offenders register and given a sexual harm prevention order for life.
Hussain has now been struck off for life by the Education Secretary following a hearing by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).
The TRA said: “Messages found on the phone revealed the communications were of a sexual nature.
“The pupil also disclosed that Mr Hussain had undertaken a fake ‘marriage’ ceremony with her over the phone.”
Peter Ward, who chaired the hearing, said:
“Mr Hussain was convicted and imprisoned for a number of serious sexual offences against a vulnerable pupil, whom he had personally taught.
“This was a premeditated course of conduct that took advantage of his position of trust over Pupil A and also demonstrated a complete disregard for her well-being for his own sexual gratification.
“There was clear evidence of ongoing harm not only to Pupil A but also to her family.”
“Mr Hussain did not provide the panel with any material in mitigation, there was no indication of any remorse or self-awareness of the seriousness of his misconduct, despite there being evidence of his training in safeguarding.
“The only information that Mr Hussain provided to these proceedings was that he did not have any intention of returning to teaching.
“Of particular concern to the panel, was Mr Hussain’s attempts to seek employment elsewhere as a teacher whilst under investigation for these offences.”