The Daily Mail reports that a 35-year-old former ABN AMRO banker is currently in court accused of engaging in regular sex sessions with a 15-year old girl. The sessions are said to have taken place in the post room and basement in one of the bank's London offices.
Gary Tendler, who is thought to have earned £150,000-a-year, is said to have been fired by ABN last year after being arrested at the office. He is said to have molested the young girl during games of ping pong which took place in the office (Tendler was thought to be coaching her), and is said to have taken her to West End nightclubs and provided her with drink. It is also claimed that the banker pestered the girl to send him naked pictures of herself.
According to the newspaper, the young girl twice tried to commit suicide, and claimed that she felt that she was treated like 'a sex object'. After her second suicide attempt, Tendler is said to have suggested that they cool the relationship and remain 'friends'. The girl claims that only after the relationship ended did she find out that the banker was married and had two young children.
Tendler says that he never had full intercourse with the 15-year-old, as he thought 'her first time should be with someone special'. He also said in court: 'She was very mature for her age. She is a very intelligent girl. She certainly looked to me to be 18, but she told me she was 16. I had no reason to believe that she wasn't 16'.
The banker denies 6 counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of possessing indecent photos of a child. The case continues.
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