Australia: Female teacher, 33, charged over alleged sexual relationship with male student, 17
A TEACHER at an elite Sydney private school has been charged over an alleged sexual relationship with her 17-year-old male student.
The 33-year-old woman — who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was arrested today and appeared in court to face charges of indecent assault and six counts of sexual intercourse with a person under care between 17 and 18 years.
The identity of the school involved, which lists prime ministers among its alumni, cannot be revealed as it would identify the student.
The Daily Telegraph understands the teenage boy told a school counsellor about the relationship and the school alerted police.
The teacher, who is pregnant, was accompanied by her husband and mother to Newtown Local Court, where the prosecutor told the magistrate the accused “was in a position of power and she’s abused that power ... she has exercised a degree of influence over him”.
The woman’s mother subsequently posted a $30,000 cash surety, allowing the woman to be released on bail.
It is understood the teacher was suspended by the school last month and parents been informed about the police investigation and subsequent charges.