The Jakarta Police confirmed on Tuesday that Rizieq, who has ignored several police summons for questioning over the alleged pornographic text conversation, was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Jakarta Police spokesman Senior Commander Argo Yuwono said the police had not decided whether they would send a team to Jeddah to bring Rizieq back to Indonesia.
“I can’t say I’ll ever get past the fear of being discovered,” the married teacher, 33, told the boy.
"This case is fabricated and libellous," Firza's lawyer Azis Yanuar said.
He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years and given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order which bans him from contact with children under the age of 16.
Judge Simon Hirst warned him: “If you do not comply with the order then I will lock you up.”James Gray, in mitigation, said psychological reports showed that Foulston has significant learning difficulties as well as dyslexia and dyspraxia.
In 2005, only about 20 percent of teenagers had cellphones, but today nearly 95 percent of US high schoolers carry one. Phone records show Cazanave, who ran the choral program at the elite 5,500-student Brooklyn Tech, spoke with her smitten student 145 times between 10 p.m. Casanave denied to The Post that she and the boy had sex.
In the last decade, tools like online portals, school e-mail and messaging systems have emerged, making “it far too easy to slide down the slippery slope from empathetic teacher to sexual predator,” said Frederick Lane, a Brooklyn attorney and author of the book “Cybertraps for Educators.” Lane estimates 70 percent of illicit student-teacher hookups are “accidental” and begin with an innocent exchange about homework that escalates to shared secrets, sexting and sex. Richard Rakowitz, who taught at Martin Van Buren HS in Queens, even allegedly bought a separate phone for his student lover.