Sex case teacher in court

Southern Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - Pierra Wil­lix

A teacher who was stood down from a lo­cal high school over al­le­ga­tions she en­gaged in re­la­tion­ships with three fe­male stu­dents has reap­peared in court.

The woman, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, ap­peared in Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day, with a duty lawyer con­firm­ing plea negotiations “were un­der way” with police and the Depart­ment for Child Pro­tec­tion in re­la­tion to the 71 charges.

The ap­pear­ance comes af­ter the Sound Tele­graph first re­ported the charges, which in­clude rape, “per­sis­tent sex­ual con­duct” and in­de­cent as­sault.

The of­fences al­legedly took place in 2015 and 2016, and are re­lated to three girls aged 13 to 17.

At her last court ap­pear­ance, the woman, who was charged last Au­gust and stood down from her role shortly af­ter be­ing ar­rested, said she in­tended to fight the charges.

She will reap­pear next month.

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