Female Grammar School Teacher, 46, ‘Plied Girl Pupil With Sweets Before $exually Assaulting Her Then Offered Her £10,000 When She Said She Was Going to The Police’
Carly Dear, 46, first met the girl at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Kent
Teacher ‘sexually assaulted’ her and offered a £10,000 silence bribe, court hears
Dear would ‘ply girl with sweets’ before ‘groping her’ in school changing rooms
A grammar school teacher who ‘repeatedly sexually assaulted’ one of her pupils and offered her £10,000 when she threatened to go to the police, a court has heard.
Carly Dear, 46, first met the girl and became ‘attached’ when she taught at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Kent.
The teacher would ‘ply the girl with sweets’ before she was alleged to have groped her in a changing room and repeatedly sexually assaulted her, Canterbury Crown Court heard.
Prosecutors also revealed the former teacher would tell the pupil that she had ‘missed you so much’ after the summer holiday and often told her ‘I love you’.
The court also heard how infatuated Dear would get jealous when she saw the then teenager with a boy, and continued to hound her long after she left school and went to university.
The young woman told police that their interaction ‘ramped up big time’ once she turned 18, and at times it felt like they were ‘in a full-blown relationship’.
The girl also alleges Dear attempted to pay her off with a £10,000 bribe when she threatened to go public.
Grammar school teacher Carly Dear, 46, ‘repeatedly sexually assaulted’ one of her pupils and offered her £10,000 when she threatened to go to the police, a court has heard
In an interview with police, the victim said: ‘Looking back on it, oh God, it makes me go all cold.
‘When I turned 18 it really ramped up big time. I almost felt like I was in a full-blown relationship with her.
‘When I slept with [a boy I was dating] I remember her being furious about it. In that summer something clicked and I thought this isn’t quite right.
‘I can’t bring myself to say her name, I found it hard, really really hard.’
The court was then told how Dear continued to hound the girl even after she left the school to go to university.
On one occasion Dear travelled hundreds of miles to visit the girl and then locked her in a hotel room in a bid to perform sexual acts.
When asked whether she supported the prosecution so long after the events, the woman said: ‘I was so scared that nobody was going to believe me, I thought they were just going to say I was a stupid kid and shouldn’t let it happen.’
The teacher would ‘ply the girl with sweets’ before she was alleged to have groped her in a changing room and repeatedly sexually assaulted her at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Kent (pictured)
The jury heard how Dear would gradually touch the girl in increasingly abusive ways, initially groping her in the school changing rooms before coaxing her to Dear’s home in Whitstable, Kent.
The woman told the court how Dear carried out progressively more serious sexual acts at her home and in hotels over a number of years, which led to repeated assaults.
Prosecutors revealed that when the girl told her former teacher she was going to the police, Dear offered her £10,000.
Defence barrister John Connor told the hearing that Dear and the girl had a brief sexual relationship when she was 18.
Dear, now of Thatcham, Berks., denies five counts of indecent assault, one count of abusing a position of trust and inciting sexual activity with a girl aged between 13 and 17 years.
The trial continues.