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09/09/2013 07:23 pm ET Updated Sep 10, 2013

Eppie Sprung Dawson, Former Teacher And Convicted Sex Offender, Moves In With Former Student

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A Scottish teacher whose affair with an underage student led to her being placed on a sex offenders registry has moved the student into the home she previously shared with her husband.

Earlier this year, Eppie Sprung Dawson, 27, a teacher at St Joseph’s College in Dumfries, Scotland, was caught having sex with Matthew Robinson, a 17-year-old student.

The incident, which occurred after a high school dance at Christmastime, cost Dawson her job and marriage.

She narrowly avoided a prison sentence but was ordered to register as a sex offender, according to the Daily Record.

It must have been an affair to remember because Robinson, now 18, recently moved in with Dawson, after getting into an argument with his parents over an unwillingness to clean his room, according to his mother, Sheree Robinson.

"We had a normal family row about his room being untidy and he just left. He rang Eppie to come and pick him up. We don’t know what she is after and what is in her mind," Robinson said, the Daily Mail reported.

"I think the whole family are still in shock. You send your child to school and you expect them to to be safe.

'She is a sex offender -- she has abused her power and her position to gain the trust of a child and to do this. Given he was 17 when this happened, she should have gone to jail."

Earlier this summer, a judge decided that because Robinson was 17 and over the age of consent, the relationship was not illegal. However, she was charged with an abuse of trust, which she admitted in court in March, the BBC reported.

In July, Dawson told the court that when she was a teenager, she was the victim of "fairly serious sexual abuse" from a man 29 years her senior. Her sentence was deferred so she could undergo psycho-sexual counseling. She is currently working at a bar called the Slipstream.

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