English Teacher Faruk Bagolli, an Albanian Canadian, told the WCE Blog that he didn’t know that the female student he had slept with was under-age.
"I thought Middle School Girls were over the age of consent!" said the 55 year old Bagolli. "If I had known, I would have waited till she was old enough to go to high school!"
Because of the affair, Bagolli has had to resign from his school. "The parents raised such a fuss that the school had no choice" said Bagolli. "I understand their decision!"
Bagolli then insisted that the girl involved wasn’t completely innocent. "She lead me on! She was wearing a short skirt and had her hair done-up so that she looked older than her fourteen years!"
Bagolli has not decided if he will stay in Wuxi or look to teach in another school somewhere else in China.