Tuesday 25 October 2016

Pregnant teacher at prestigious school accused of having sexual relationship with student (17)

Published 15/10/2016 | 09:13

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A pregnant teacher at a prestigious Sydney school has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student.

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The teacher (33), who is married and pregnant, was charged on Thursday afternoon with indecent assault and six counts of sexual intercourse with a person under her care between 17 and 18 years of age,

She was arrested in the city centre and taken to Newtown Local Court, The Australian reports.

Her mother and husband were both present at the court and her mother told reporters she was supporting her daughter.

The student in question allegedly told a school counsellor about the incidents.

Detectives were alerted to the alleged relationship last month and the teacher was suspended.

The prosecution claim to have text messages supporting the allegations.

The school costs €20,000 a year to attend.

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