A paedophile teacher who abducted a schoolgirl sang love songs which included the chilling lyrics ‘girl, I’d do it all again’ and ‘I was afraid someone would catch us’.
Jeremy Forrest, 40, spent three years in prison for abducting and having sex with a fifteen-year-old. He fled to France with the student in September 2012, but was apprehended after eight days and jailed the following year.
It has emerged that the former music teacher is now working as a head baker at an artisan bakery and fronting a rock band. He has also remarried and goes by the name Jeremy Buonocore, according to a report in The Sun.
But resurfaced videos uploaded online from the year of the abduction, 2012, reveal sickening lyrics sung by Forrest.
In one song posted on YouTube on 5 October 2012 – just days after he was apprehended – he says: ‘Sitting on the plane we were miles away from the things you hate but girl I’d do it all again.
‘I’d hold your hand, cut off your friends, don’t think that I wont.’
The song, which is called ‘Better Company’ and which he is said to have written by himself, also includes the lines: ‘Disapproving stare when I’m grumpy but you’re fine. Don’t mean to make you angry, I try to make it right. I wanna make you smile sometimes.’
In another song, ‘Arrows and Hearts,’ posted on Youtube on October 1, 2012, Forrest sings: ‘I was afraid someone would catch us.’
It continues: ‘I was afraid someone would catch me, my hands round your neck, your face turned blue.’
Jeremy Forrest in a video uploaded on YouTube in October 2012 singing ‘Better Company’
Resurfaced videos uploaded online from the year of the abduction, 2012, reveal sickening lyrics sung by Forrest
The video of Forrest accompanying the acoustic song is a compilation of still images of him – including him playing the guitar, performing on stage, drinking beer, eating in a restaurant and posing for portraits.
Forrest, who worked as a chef during his time behind bars at Ashfield prison, was photographed leaving his new job in Kent wearing a baker’s outfit earlier this week.
A video of the Aberdeenshire-born ex-convict available to be publicly viewed on Gilda Bakery’s Facebook page shows him in his apron in the kitchen making ciabatta bread from scratch.
He demonstrates cutting up the dough, sprinkling flour on it, putting it in the oven and then presenting his freshly baked rolls.
The video’s caption, posted in August, reads: ‘Ciabatta secrets. Jeremy working hard to finish our Ciabatta orders this morning for our customers.
‘Available on the shelf or at @macknade too incase you’re passing!’
Jeremy Forrest was photographed with Primark bag and in a baker’s uniform in Kent earlier this week
A video of the Aberdeenshire-born ex-convict available to be publicly viewed on Gilda Bakery’s Facebook page shows him in his apron in the kitchen making ciabatta bread from scratch
He demonstrates cutting up the dough, sprinkling flour on it, putting it in the oven and then presenting his freshly baked rolls
The video’s caption reads: ‘Ciabatta secrets. Jeremy working hard to finish our Ciabatta orders this morning for our customers’
Forrest had a brief biography on the bakery’s website, which does not mention his teaching career or time in prison, but said that he spent most of his working life at his family bakery.
It also says he moved to Kent, having previously lived in London.
The biography, which features a picture of him in the kitchen, read: ‘He is proudly a 5th generation baker, learning everything he knows from the experienced bakers that have passed down their tried and tested methods.’
Forrest was promoted to head baker in May 2022 as a result of his ‘extraordinary passion for sourdough, hard work and commitment.’
‘He never stops learning about the process, care and attention that goes into making the perfect loaf.’
‘Jeremy loves his dogs and a sing-song – he plays guitar and lead vocals in a band that regularly does gigs!’
The biography now appears to have been removed.
It has emerged that the former music teacher is now working as a head baker at an artisan bakery and fronting a rock band
Forrest abandoned his then wife when he fled to France with a student, sparking an international manhunt until they were apprehended eight days later.
Forrest was arrested after being been recognised by a barman in Bordeaux to whom he had handed his CV with a photograph on.
He was convicted at Lewes Crown Court of child abduction and given five counts of sexual activity with a child. He signed the sex offenders register for life.
The Sun claimed that he now lived in a £500,000 three-bed home in Kent.