Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Married female teacher, 33, at elite Sydney Grammar 'had sex four times with 17-year-old male student at the school and twice at her home'
An elite private school female teacher, 33, allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old boy six times.
The pair allegedly had sex four times at the school, Sydney Grammar in Darlinghurst, and at her home twice during their relationship between January and March this year, The Daily Telegraph reported.
In September, the student revealed the relationship to a school counsellor.
A police source also said the teacher - who is pregnant - had sought medical care after the relationship, according to the Telegraph.
The original non-publication order protecting the school's identity was dropped on Tuesday, while one remains in place for the identity of the teacher and the student involved, the Downing Centre Local Court heard.
The court heard the pair sometimes were alone together when working on extracurricular activities.
Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge said publishing the name of the school was of interest to those attending the school and may encourage any other victims to come forward.
The teacher did not appear and did not enter a plea to the six counts of sexual intercourse with a person under care between 17 and 18 years, and one of indecent assault.
Sydney Grammar released a statement on Tuesday confirming New South Wales Police had charged a staff member 'with serious misconduct of a sexual nature'.
The teacher has been suspended and ordered to have no contact with students until the outcome of legal proceedings.
Last week she appeared in the Newtown Local Court - supported by her husband - and granted bail when her mother posted a $30,000 surety.
Sydney Grammar charges fees of $32,644 per year per student.