Female teacher in court on 229 sex charges

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Female teacher in court on 229 sex charges
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By Christine Flatley
November 20, 2006 06:03pm

A FEMALE high school teacher and a young female student regularly met outside school to kiss and cuddle during a two-year sexual affair, a court has been told.
The 26-year-old teacher, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court today for the first day of a three-day committal hearing.

She faces 229 charges of indecent dealing with a young student over a two-year period starting in 2003 when the girl was just 13.

She was not required to enter a plea.

Several witnesses told the court they had seen the pair kissing and touching each other.

A woman who had been a trainee teacher at the school told the court her colleague had openly discussed her sex life with a person named “Katie” and had admitted they were in love.

The witness said the teacher later admitted that “Katie” was a false name and she told the court she was “99 per cent positive” her colleague had used the name to conceal the identity of a student.

A male witness said he had seen the teacher and student kissing on the beach at Surfers Paradise one night and that the teacher was also touching the young girl’s breasts.

He said he had also seen the pair having oral sex at a local park.

A neighbour, 17, who lives near the student said he saw them embracing one afternoon.

“It was two people with their arms around each other and it certainly appeared to me that they were kissing,” he said.

“It definitely wasn’t a peck on the cheek.”

Another student from the school said she saw the teacher try to kiss her friend on a school excursion.

“It was suss and it was strange to me to see our teacher trying to do things,” she said.

She said the teacher and her friend would spend a lot of time together outside of school and that they would disappear into an empty classroom most lunchtimes.

The student is expected to give evidence in closed court tomorrow after an application by the prosecution to prevent her from being cross-examined was dismissed by the magistrate.

11-20-2006 07:56 PM

Re: Female teacher in court on 229 sex charges

This woman has abused her power as a teacher and molested an underaged child. I hope she will be imprisoned and will never teach another child.

01-09-2007 11:40 AM

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