A married Zimbabwean nurse who had sex with a 15-year-old girl he was supposed to care for before getting her pregnant and arranging an abortion has been jailed 7 years.
Father of 2 Givemore Gezi, of Chudleigh, Devon, manipulated the girl and had a sexual relationship with her before getting her pregnant, Exeter Crown Court heard.
Prosecutor Heather Hope said: ‘He used his position to groom her.’
Gezi, 40, said she was ‘special to him’ and they were boyfriend and girlfriend even though she was just 15 years old.
Miss Hope said that he had sex with the girl at will when she was under his care in Torbay, Devon.
The court heard he started taking her on car trips to beauty spots and isolated woodland around Devon where his abuse started with kissing and cuddling and moved on to groping and 0ral sex.
Gezi told her he was 28 and in love with her and deceived her into believing they were in a normal boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. In reality, he was 39, and married with two children.
He started having full sex with the girl when she turned 16 and helped her arrange an abortion after making her pregnant. He carried on seeing her even after the police started investigating.
Miss Hope said: ‘He continued the relationship with her even after the authorities became aware of what he was doing.’
Gezi’s wife became suspicious that he was having an affair and rang a number which she found on his phone, without realising that the ‘other woman’ was a teenage patient.
Gezi was a band seven crisis team leader senior nurse with the Torbay Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service when he started treating the girl last December.
He was jailed for seven years and eight months by Judge Timothy Rose at Exeter Crown Court, who ordered him to remain on the offenders register for life and banned any future contact with children again under a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Miss Heather Hope, prosecuting, said Gezi had abused his position of trust to groom the girl and start a sexual relationship.
He asked her to have full sex from the first meeting, but it was her decision to wait until she turned 16.
She should have moved on to other treatment when she turned 16 but he retained control of her care and started having sex with her. He admitted doing so on at least four occasions while he was her carer.
Miss Hope said: ‘Instead of providing her the with help and support she needed, he used his position to groom her into believing she was special to him and they were boyfriend and girlfriend. At that time she was just 15.
‘Within that context he manipulated her to the point where he was able to sexually assault her and have sex with her. When she became pregnant he ensured she had a termination without anyone knowing he was the father.