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30-year-old Teacher ‘groomed pupil with Gucci belt shopping trip before she got pregnant for another teen’

Rebecca Joynes, the court heard, told a teen he was a father by buying him a baby grow (Picture: Bruce Adams/Daily Mail)

A teacher allegedly groomed one of her pupils with a shopping trip to Gucci before having sex with him, a jury heard.

Rebecca Joynes, 30, has been accused of then falling pregnant by another teenage boy.

Joynes, who met the teens while teaching in a Greater Manchester school, denies six counts of sexual activity with a child.

She is said to have groomed her first alleged victim, Boy A, by buying him a £345 belt from the luxury Italian fashion brand Gucci.

The teacher then took the 15-year-old to her Salford home to allegedly have sex twice, Manchester Crown Court heard.

Joynes was suspended from her post and later discovered to have fallen pregnant with a second boy, Boy B, who she met aged 15, a police investigation found.

He found out that Joynes was pregnant, the court heard, after she invited him to her flat and gave him a baby grow with the words ‘I love my daddy’.

She claimed no sexual activity took place and was bailed on condition she has no unsupervised contact with anyone aged under 18.

Opening the case on Monday, prosecutor Joe Allman said of Boy B’s account: ‘He said Ms Joynes was his teacher, that they were in contact while she was suspended and that he went to her flat when he was 15.

‘They kissed and then after he turned 16 they struck up a full sexual relationship from she which ended up pregnant to his very great shock because she had told him she couldn’t get pregnant because she had polycystic ovary syndrome.

‘So remarkably and, in all honesty quite brazenly, this was all happening while Ms Joynes was on bail to this court.

‘Of course, she can’t deny that sexual relationship because she became pregnant with [Boy B’s] child and she had [Boy B’s] child.

‘Instead, this time she claims the sexual activity didn’t start until he was over 16 and she had been finally dismissed from the school.’

Boy A told police that Joynes gave him 10 of the 11 digits of her personal phone number and ‘challenged’ him to guess the remaining digit, Allman said.

Boy A ‘at first thought she was joking’ when the educator asked him to come to her flat.

She picked the boy up in her white Aldi, the prosecutor said, and stopped off at a doggy day centre to pick up her dog which she dropped off at her parents ’Wirral, Merseyside.

Allman said: ‘She then drove him back to Manchester and took him to the Trafford Centre where they went to the Gucci stand at Selfridges and she told him he could pick a belt.’

Boy A told his parents he was staying at a friend’s when the alleged sex offence happened at Joynes’ Walford Quays flat. Playground rumours soon spread that the pair had sexual intercourse.

Meanwhile, Boy B told police he knew Joynes had been suspended when he arrived at her flat.

Allman said Joynes had sent the boy a photograph of her bum. Boy B also sent her a ‘crude’ message which read, ‘Get your tits out,’ to which she replied: ‘Not tonight.’

Coming to her flat one night, Boy B was met with rose petals, Pizza Express takeout and the baby grow.

Joynes denies two counts of sexual activity with Boy A, two counts of sexual activity with Boy B and two counts of sexual activity with Boy B while being a person in a position of trust.

The two-week trial continues today.

Credit: metro


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