Deputy head ‘got drunk teen to grope him in park’

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A DEPUTY head got a 16-year-old girl drunk in a park be­fore get­ting her to grope him “sex­u­ally”, a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing was told.

Jonathan Nor­bury, 35, al­legedly got the teen to strip naked be­fore “mak­ing her” walk home in the early hours of the morn­ing.

A hear­ing was told Nor­bury ac­cepted the open-air sex ses­sion with the girl but said she was over 18 and a “will­ing par­tic­i­pant.”

Case Pre­sen­ter Cadi Dewi asked Nor­bury: “Tak­ing her into the woods when she was just 16, get­ting her drunk on al­co­hol, tak­ing her clothes off, en­gag­ing in sex­ual touch­ing then mak­ing her walk home at mid­night – would you say this is un­ac­cept­able pro­fes­sional mis­con­duct?”

Nor­bury, who faces six al­le­ga­tions re­lat­ing to three teenage girls, said: “If she was un­der 18, yes. But she was over the age of 18.”

Dad-of-three Nor­bury added: “She was a will­ing par­tic­i­pant. There was no force.”

Nor­bury told the Ed­u­ca­tion Work­force Coun­cil hear­ing in Cardiff he’d been in a short-term re­la­tion­ship with the girl be­fore it “fiz­zled out.”

Nor­bury, of Swansea, de­nies he had sex­ual con­tact with the three girls be­tween 2005 and 2008 while they were un­der­age.

Hear­ing ad­journed.

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