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A teacher will stand trial accused of having s*x with a 15-year-old student.
Rebecca Joynes, from Salford, made her first appearance at Manchester Crown Court today charged with two counts of s*xual activity with a child.
The 28-year-old is alleged to have “intentionally touched” a child “without a reasonable belief that he was 16 years of age or older.”
Arrested and Charged
Rebecca Joynes, 28, from Salford, has been charged with two counts of s*xual activity with a child.
Joynes appeared for the first time at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday to confirm her name and plead not guilty to both charges.
The allegations, which date to October 2021, relate to a child whose name cannot be identified for legal reasons.
The court heard that Joynes had initially been suspended from her position, but she was no longer employed by the education authority in question.
School officials sat and watched the proceedings from the public gallery.
Judge Rachel Smith granted bail on the condition that Joynes have no contact with any prosecution witnesses and she is prohibited from having unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.
Her trial date, which is expected to last four days, has been set for May.
Judge Rachel Smith warned Joynes that she, too, must attend two more hearings before then in October.
Rebecca Joynes Quick and Facts
- Rebecca Joynes has been charged with two counts of s*xual activity with a child
- She is alleged to have ‘intentionally touched’ a boy ‘not reasonably believing he was 16 or over’
- Joynes has pleaded not guilty to both charges and is set to face trial next May