Teacher ‘became pregnant by a teenage schoolboy while on bail’

Manchester Crown Court (PA Archive)
Manchester Crown Court (PA Archive)

A teacher got pregnant by one of her pupils while awaiting trial for a separate case in which she took another schoolboy back to her flat for sex, a court heard.

Rebecca Joynes, 30, is on trial at Manchester Crown Court accused of six counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child, including two while being a person in a position of trust.

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, Greater Manchester, where they allegedly had sex twice.

She is then alleged to have become pregnant by a different teenager, Boy B, while on bail for the case involving Boy A, the jury was told.

Opening the case on Monday, prosecutor Joe Allman said Boy A went on to attend court and answer questions from Joynes‘s barrister in a recorded cross-examination.

Mr Allman said: “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.”

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 trial continues.