Teacher ‘too short’ for sex position
A married teacher has denied sexually assaulting a student in a field - telling a court that, at 152cm, she was "too short" for it to be physically possible.
Kandice Barber, 35, of Wendover, Buckinghamshire in the UK, is accused of straddling the 15-year-old in her 4WD car, having sex in a field and performing a sex act on him in woodland, The Sun reports.
But the mum was so "tiny" she only came up to the teenager's shoulder - making the logistics of their alleged sex impossible, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
Ms Barber denies three counts of causing or inciting a child aged under 16 years to engage in a sexual act.
The jury was told Ms Barber had already been convicted of messaging the boy a video of her performing a sex act on her bed.
But her lawyer Nadia Chbat told Amersham Law Courts the alleged incidents never took place.
Ms Chbat told the now 18-year-old complainant: "You told the police that you were stood behind her. You had pulled your clothes down.
"You accept she is quite tiny, only about five feet (152cm) isn't she, so you were taller than her at the time weren't you?
"You did not even think she could reach your shoulders at the time would she?"
Two of the alleged sex acts took place from October 2018 before the boy's 16th birthday, with one reportedly taking place afterwards.
The court heard the second occasion allegedly took place where Ms Barber drove them to the side of a busy main road and parked so the boy could perform a sex act on her.
They then got out of the car and she performed a sex act on him, it is alleged.
Ms Chbat said: "Let us just understand, you then get out of the car and walk to a little wooded area - that is where she, you say, performed oral sex on you.
"Why would you get out of the car at all? She is on top of you and you are performing a sexual act in the car. What was the need to get out of the car?
"Instead, a decision was made to get out of the car and walk into the wooded area.
"You both walk to this wooded area and that is when you then lie down in the wooded area and you say she performed oral sex on you."
The boy told the court they had to get out of the car because his teacher had parked right next to a busy main road near to his home in Buckinghamshire.
On Monday, jurors heard allegations the defendant had threatened to 'bring the complainant down' if he reported her.
The court was told the defendant texted the boy while teaching him in class, including one read out to jurors which said: "You cannot make me blush when I am teaching now, poker face."
It was heard rumours began to swirl around the school where Ms Barber taught and the boy was interviewed by his headmaster, although he denied everything.
TEACHER 'SAID SHE'D BRING TEEN DOWN WITH HER'
In one message reportedly found on the complainant's phone, the boy claimed Ms Barber had threatened to "bring him down" if he told anyone about their relationship.
It was also alleged that Ms Barber told the boy she was pregnant - but later called him to say she'd suffered a miscarriage.
Ms Barber later admitted to police that she'd had an ectopic pregnancy, which was "well known throughout the school". The unborn child was fathered by her husband, she said.
The court heard that the boy told specialist police: "She had told me she could be pregnant with my child and I began to panic. I lied to pretty much everyone except my friends.
"She said that if I was going to snitch, snake on her basically, she was going to bring me down with her.
"I was like, are you going to accuse me of rape? She was like, dot dot dot. Obviously I got angry and I did not talk to her after that."
The trial continues.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Teacher 'too short' for sex position