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Melbourne teacher who told girl he was ‘horny’ suspended

A teacher at an exclusive Christian private school in Melbourne has been suspended after it was exposed that he asked a 17-year-old Japanese school girl to send photos of herself performing a sex act.

Yukihiro Nagashima, a former teacher at Beaconhills College, admitted he had told the teenager he was ‘feeling horny’ in a Facebook message in September 2015.

He met the girl, who was a student at a Japanese sister school, only one time while on an excursion the previous year. 

The disgraced teacher denied accusations he asked the student to send a photograph of herself masturbating, but the allegation was substantiated by the Victorian Institute of Teaching, The Age reports. 

Former teacher at Beaconhills College, Yukihiro Nagashima, was suspended after he was found guilty of asking a 17-year-old Japanese school girl to send photos of herself performing a sex act

A decision published this week stated Mr Nagashima, ‘on his own admission, compromised and violated his professional relationship with the student.’ 

‘He did so by using a social media messaging service to engage her in a conversation of a personal and inappropriate nature, in an unprofessional manner and without a valid context…

‘During the course of the conversation used sexual innuendo when he told the student: “I want to sleep with you”; and “I’m feeling horny”.’

He had allegedly contacted the student via Facebook, where the two engaged in conversation about the after affects of a recent typhoon in Japan.

A translated transcript of the conversation detailed Mr Nagashima’s inappropriate messages: ‘I want to sleep with you… I feel horny,’ he wrote.

Mr Nagashima met the girl, who was a student at a Japanese sister school, once during an excursion the previous year

Mr Nagashima met the girl, who was a student at a Japanese sister school, once during an excursion the previous year

Later continuing with: ‘send me a photo of you masturbating. Are you asleep?’. 

The conversation reportedly spiraled from Mr Nagashima alluding to the fact the student’s home had no space to accommodate a visit from him.

It apparently began with banter from the student about him sleeping on the bed and her on the floor, before it extended to Mr Nagashima saying he wanted to sleep with her.   

But the discussion was reported to the school girl’s teachers after it ‘offended her, made her feel embarrassed and scared.’

The decision explained how Mr Nagashima’s preferred translation of ‘horny’ was ‘aroused or excited’. 

A decision published this week stated Mr Nagashima, 'on his own admission, compromised and violated his professional relationship with the student' 

A decision published this week stated Mr Nagashima, ‘on his own admission, compromised and violated his professional relationship with the student’ 

After being forwarded to teaching staff at Mr Nagashima’s school in Melbourne, a teacher claimed he initially said the messages were the result of him being hacked, before blaming them on being intoxicated. 

Mr Nagashima denied making both claims.  

In a record of an interview with the teacher, he explained how he believed the student was a ‘willing participant’ in the flirtatious conversation. 

He believed she was behaving ‘silly and sort of teasing’, with him apparently under the impression she was being ‘flirty’. 

He was found guilty of serious misconduct by the teaching watchdog, with him resigning from his position during its investigation in September, 2015.

In a record of an interview with the teacher, he explained how he believed the student was a 'willing participant' in the flirtatious Facebook Messenger conversation

In a record of an interview with the teacher, he explained how he believed the student was a ‘willing participant’ in the flirtatious Facebook Messenger conversation

Mr Nagashima will remain a registered teacher, but won’t be let back into a classroom until February 2018 when his licence is reinstated. 

The decision states he will need to write a report about his inappropriate conduct and explain how to avoid it happening again in the future. 

He has also been ordered to attend at least four appointments with a psychologist.   

Mr Nagashima will remain a registered teacher, but won't be let back into a classroom until February 2018 when his licence is reinstated

Mr Nagashima will remain a registered teacher, but won’t be let back into a classroom until February 2018 when his licence is reinstated

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