Peter Saunders, chief executive of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said Jeremy Forrest had been handed a "serious sentence".
That's definitely saying to anybody who is put into a unique position of trust with a child that you don't cross that boundary under any circumstances.
He took advantage. No matter what people say, a 14-year-old child does not have the emotional maturity to embark on a relationship like this.
This was a 30-plus qualified teacher who took advantage of the attractions of a younger girl ... He went there and he is paying the price, and quite rightly too.
Jeremy Forrest has been jailed for five and a half years on five charges of sexual activity with a child and one count of child abduction.
A teacher described in court as a paedophile turned to his victim today and said "I love you", as he was found guilty of child abduction.