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Teacher 'sent naked pics to boy then seduced him'

A TEACHING assistant accused of seducing a pupil four decades her junior visited his home, tore off his towel after a shower and had sex with him, a court today heard.

Elaine McKay (58) is accused of starting a sexual relationship with the 15-year-old while working at the Clacton Coastal Academy in Essex.

The married teaching assistant allegedly swapped sexy texts with the teen and sent him photographs of herself naked and posing suggestively with a cucumber and a sex toy.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said the pair had sex after McKay visited his home to drop around a cake to his family, a court in Essex heard.

His relatives were not in and the teen - then around 15 years old - went and had a shower. He said that on his return McKay was waiting in his bedroom, ripped off his towel and had sex with him.

In a video police interview played to jurors, the teen said: "No one was in and it was just me.

"I just said, 'Come in and have a tea' or something like that. I made her tea.

"I got in the shower, I got out of the shower and she is in my bedroom. I just had the towel around me.

"I walked straight into my room and she was there. She just took the towel off me. We just had sex."

He said the teaching assistant pleasured him and then they had sex on his bed.

The teen said McKay had begun sending him sexy texts and messages on Facebook and WhatsApp in the months leading up to them having sex.

"It was a little joke texting and it started from there," he said.

He claimed she sent him pictures of herself naked and posing in pink knickers and thongs, and he sent her naked photographs of himself back.

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Asked by the police officer if there is anything that stands out about McKay, he said: "She's old".

He said the pair were not in a meaningful relationship and it was just "a bit of fun".

And he revealed McKay was "worried" about what might happen if she was discovered.

Jurors heard that she sent the teen a text which read: "Feeling guilty".

He replied: "loool (laugh out loud) so when you come around next you should actually suck my d***."

Wearing a black trouser suit and black shirt, McKay, of Banister Close, Clacton, Essex, listened intently and stared at the video as his evidence was played.

She denies intentionally touching a boy aged 15 by having full sex with him and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. She has admitted causing a child to look at sexually explicit images.

The court heard that McKay accepts that there may have been some inappropriate behaviour between the pair but this never amounted to sexual activity.

The case continues.

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