Married schoolteacher, 35, 'had sex in field with pupil she sent topless photos to - and told him she would 'bring him down if he ever told anyone

  • Kandice Barber previously found guilty of sending topless images to the boy
  • She is now up on trial again accused of engaging in sexual activity with him 
  • Allegedly involved in two sex acts with the boy and also had full sex with him
A dishonorable school teacher who had sex with her underage student, and threatened to ‘bring him down’ should he alert anyone, is in serious trouble with the law.

According to DailyMail 18th of January, 2021, it says that a married teacher had sex in a field with a pupil then said she would 'bring him down' if he ever told anyone, a court heard today. 

Kandice Barber was previously found guilty of sending topless photos and a video of herself to the 15-year-old boy, jurors heard today. 

The Buckinghamshire teacher, is now up on trial again accused of three counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child, a more serious offence.

Jurors were accidentally told that Barber faced a fourth count, causing a child to watch a sexual act by a person in a position of trust, but they were later told that they were discharged from returning a verdict on that count, because she had already been convicted.

Richard Milne, opening the case for the prosecution, said today: 'You will hear in due course of topless photographs sent by Ms Barber to the complainant. 

'You will also hear about a video that she made of herself that she sent to the complainant.

'Members of the jury, you will hear in due course that Ms Barber has been convicted by a jury of sending that video to the complainant and included having sexual communication with the complainant.

'Those matters are not on your charge sheet. That count simply reflected the offence that another jury have found Ms Barber guilty of. 

'The issue for you to decide is not about whether there was sexual communication, not about whether she sent him a video.'
The jury, sitting at Amersham Law Courts, was told that they had to determine whether Barber had engaged in two sex acts with the boy and also had full sex with him.

Barber had taken the boy's phone number at a school sports day prize-giving event, but he had saved her number under a male name to hide her true identity from others as she started to send texts to him, the prosecution alleged. 

'The messages began to get sexual,' Mr Milne said. 'She asked him to meet up with her out of school, somewhere private.
'He suggested some fields that he knew nearby, this was about 5pm or 6pm in the evening.

'He thought she wanted to go somewhere private because she might be concerned that they might be seen together and that they were teacher and schoolboy.

'She asked him if he wanted to have sex. He said yes and they proceeded to have sex for about five minutes. This was done with her back to him, he bending forward. He pulled down her leggings and lifted her red coat.'

Barber, of Wendover, Bucks., had sent text messages to the boy while teaching him in the classroom the court heard, including one read out to jurors which said: 'You cannot make me blush when I am teaching now, poker face.'

The jury heard that rumours began to swirl around the school where Barber taught and the boy was interviewed by his headmaster, although he denied everything. 

Barber had encouraged the boy to delete messages which were stored on his phone allegedly from her, although he had taken photographs of some, which the prosecution said were available for the jury to look at.

In one message read out to jurors, the boy claimed Barber had threatened to 'bring him down' if he told anyone about their relationship, which he took to mean that she would accuse him of rape.

Mr Milne said: 'Kandice Barber, an adult, was having sex with a child under the age of 16 and it makes not a jot of difference to the law, the fact that she was a she and he was a he. The law applies equally to men and to women and that is what this case is all about.

'She may well accept that a friend request was sent by the boy because of a problem that he had and it was him pursuing her in an unhealthy manner and that he threatened to tell a teacher that there was something going on between them but it was all a fantasy in his mind.'

The boy claimed that Barber had told him she was pregnant after they had sex but later called him upset one night and said she had suffered a miscarriage.

Barber admitted to police in interview that she had an ectopic pregnancy, which was 'well known throughout the school' and added that the unborn child was fathered by her husband.

Mr Milne said: 'Members of the jury, she was also telling him she was pregnant and that it could have been or could be his child or that of her husband. This is two weeks after they had had sex.
'A few days after this she phoned the boy in tears and said that she had had a miscarriage.'

The court heard how Barber and the boy had stayed in touch through Snapchat as the Princes Risborough School began to launch an investigation, which led to headmaster Nicholas Simms calling in the police.

Speaking to a member of the child abuse team at Aylesbury police station, the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: 'I lied because 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.'

In the video interview with police given on March 11 last year, the boy claimed the two had continued messaging for months after he turned 16 years old, only stopping because the school staff found out about their liaison.
The complainant added that when called in to speak to his headmaster, he had initially denied that he had sex with Barber.
The hearing continues. 

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