Scott Korczynski worked as a physical education instructor in the western suburbs of Melbourne when he had a sexual relationship with one of his teenage students.
After his then-fiancée broke off their engagement, Korczynski, who was in his 30s, began asking the 17-year-old girl into his office. At the time, she was in Melton, completing her senior year of high school.
After taking the teenager home from parties, the now 49-year-old man took her to football games and then kissed her in secluded parking lots after dropping her off.
The so-called relationship between them had only been going on for a few months when it was reported that he had sexually attacked the girl in the trunk of his car.
They continued to see each other after the girl completed her schooling, but a few months later, she unexpectedly broke their relationship. This occurred when the girl grew older and completed her education.
After the woman reported him to authorities in 2017, which was three years after the initial incident, Korczynski was charged with the crime.
A man who is a father to two children pleaded guilty to a charge of sexually penetrating a child while he was responsible for the child earlier this month in the Victorian County Court.
On Friday, Judge Fiona Todd referred to Korczynski’s actions as “wholly wrong” and added that there was a significant imbalance in the power dynamic between the two parties.
When he was being reprimanded by other teachers for his behaviour, the judge claims that he became aware that he was acting inappropriately.
Because of Korczynski’s actions, the woman is still experiencing a great deal of shame, embarrassment, and a sense of being completely alone.
She acknowledged that he did not have any prior convictions and that he did not have any prior offences. She noted that he had not committed any other crimes and that he had been stripped of his teaching licence as a consequence of the accusations.
However, it was necessary for Korczynski to convey to the community that educators had a responsibility of care for their students, which could not be used in any way that was exploitative.
The judge gave Korczywnki a sentence of 19 months in jail, but she suspended all of it for a period of three years.
As long as he stays out of trouble throughout that period of time, he won’t have to worry about going to jail.
For the next 15 years, Korczynski’s name will be listed on the sex offenders register.