Salford teacher

A teacher from Salford became pregnant by a teenage boy while she was on bail for allegedly having sex with a pupil, a jury has heard.

Rebecca Joynes, 30, is on trial at Manchester Crown Court accused of six counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Joynes is said to have groomed her first alleged victim, Boy A, by buying him a £345 Gucci designer belt and then taking him to her then flat in Salford. It was at this flat where she allegedly had sex with Boy A twice.

The jury was told that the teacher was suspended by her school as police investigated the first offence.

She was subsequently bailed on condition she have no unsupervised contact with anyone aged under 18.

Opening the case on Monday (May 6) prosecutor Joe Allman said Boy A went on to attend court and answer questions from Joynes’ barrister in a recorded cross-examination.

Mr Allman went on: “The case was then adjourned to await the rest of the trial but in the meantime it turned out that Ms Joynes had been in a fairly long-term sexual relationship with another of her 15-year-old pupils.

“In due course (Boy B) gave his own 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 B told police he was aware that Joynes was suspended when he met her at her flat and they kissed when he was aged 15, the court was told.

Mr Allman said Boy B had sent her a “crude” message which read: “Get your tits out”, to which she replied: “Not tonight.”

Joynes was also said to have sent him a photograph of her bum with her only wearing knickers, the court heard.

Boy B said Joynes later revealed she was pregnant by him and she presented a Victoria’s Secret scratchcard with sexual fantasies to act on, the jury heard.

The teenager said Joynes scattered rose petals in the flat for the “date night”, ordered a food delivery from Pizza Express and left a “trail of surprises” with the last being a baby grow with the words “I love my daddy,” the court was told.

The court heard she had previously told the boy she was unable to conceive.

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 (May 8) at Manchester Crown Court.

Featured image: DPP Law, Flickr

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