The sister of jailed teacher Jeremy Forrest has told Daybreak that paedophile is the "wrong word" to use for her brother.
Forrest was jailed for five and half years last week on five charges of sexual activity with a child and one count of child abduction.
Carrie Hanspaul said: "She was 15, she's not 11. Underage, but the general definition of a paedophile is somebody who is interested in pre-pubescent girls generally under the age of 11.
"I think it's wrong that that's what he's been branded," she added.
Ms Hanspaul said both families had "been through enough pain" and that when the press referred to her brother as a paedophile it made "an already difficult situation worse".
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