teacher from Banstsead faces jail term
A PERVERTED teacher who plunged his tongue into a 14-year-old's mouth faces jail after being convicted of sexual assault.
A court heard how Keith Ogunsola, 44, from Banstead, grabbed hold of the teenager in his office and kissed her.
He also quizzed pupils about their sex lives.
The married father was said to have embarrassed girls during a chemistry revision class by asking if they had given oral sex to their boyfriends.
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Describing her ordeal in Ogunsola's office in February 2008, the girl said: "He put his arms around my waist and said 'do you want a kiss?'
"He pulled me close and then kissed me and put his tongue in my mouth.
"I pushed him away. He pulled me really close.
"He was holding my wrists and he kissed me again."
Snaresbrook Crown Court, in east London, heard the science master had been cleared of sexual assault on a pupil at the same school two years earlier.
He was also cleared of two sexual assaults at a school in Carshalton in 2000 but continued to work as a teacher.
Jurors took three hours to unanimously convict Ogunsola of sexual assault, he was cleared of two counts of indecent assault and attempted sexual assault.
Judge Martyn Zeidman QC told him: "You have committed a huge breach of trust.
"You have taken advantage of that girl and you have behaved disgracefully.
"You're facing an immediate prison sentence."
But the judge ordered pre-sentence reports and bailed Nigerian-born Ogunsola for sentencing on August 28.
Prosecutors are seeking an order banning Ogunsola from working with children.
Following his conviction on Friday, July 24, The Mirror went to his home address to ask what neighbours thought about the verdict.
One neighbour, who had known Mr Ogunsola and his family for more than 10 years, was shocked at the news.
He said: "I can't see how this can be true.
"He's a total family man. I just don't believe it."
Another resident said: "I am very surprised to hear this.
"I've always got on with him and thought he was ok."
A male relative of Ogunsola, of Chipstead Way, said the family were supporting him.