Principal impregnates student, aids in finding abortion
ISPARTA - Hürriyet
DHA PhotoA school principal allegedly impregnated a 16-year-old student in the Aegean province of Isparta before helping her obtain an abortion, daily Hürriyet reported.
The incident was revealed after a school official called the student's home when she failed to show up for school for a few days in a row and learned about the pregnancy and subsequent abortion.
Officials learned that the prospective father was the principal and alerted authorities.
Gov. Vali Oğuz said the initial investigations showed that the relationship was consensual, but the principal was immediately removed from his post.
Reports claimed that the principal in question was in contact for days with the girl under a different name, introducing himself as a "memory consultant" and advising her to be close to her school principal. The girl reportedly followed his advice, leading to the pregnancy that followed "one-time" sexual intercourse. When the girl learned that she was pregnant months later, he reportedly took her from hospital to hospital until she could obtain an abortion.
The principal denied the reports that he had fathered the child, saying he had only wanted to help the student "like a father" when she told him about the pregnancy.
Authorities have also launched an investigation into the doctor who conducted the operation on the teenager.