Teacher accused of sex with pupil and getting pregnant by another 'laughed' at boy's age

Rebecca Joynes is alleged to have had sex with two teenage boys.
Rebecca Joynes is alleged to have had sex with two teenage boys. -Credit:MEN

A teacher accused of having sex with two teenage school boys allegedly laughed and said “Oh shut up!” when one said, “I’m not old enough,” a court has heard.

Rebecca Joynes, 30, made a comment about driving after picking a 15-year-old boy up after school in her car and going to her flat where they had sex, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The pupil, known only as Boy A, said he did not know about that as he was still too young to drive – which Joynes while laughing replied, “Oh shut up! Stop saying that!" heard Manchester Crown Court.

Joynes, is on trial accused of six counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child, including two while being a person in a position of trust at the school. The allegations concern two teenage schoolboys who she met through her job as a teacher at a Greater Manchester school.

She then became pregnant by a second teenage boy while she was on bail for allegedly having sex with boy A, a jury has heard.

On the second day of the trial jurors watched boy A being video interviewed by police officers.

He told cops that Joynes had given him 10 of the 11 digits of her phone number and he worked out the missing digit to first make contact with her.

Within days they were exchanging Snapchat messages with one and other and after finishing school on a Friday afternoon he went home, changed out of his school uniform and Joynes picked him up at a pre-arranged point in her white Audi A1 car.

The police officer asks boy A: “What were you wanting to happen?” He replied: “To be honest, I was not expecting that to happen, what happened. I didn’t expect anything.”

“What were you hoping to happen?” the officer continued. “I don’t know,” the boy said, adding: “But anyone in my position, when you are my age, my year. If you ever see her – she is good looking.”

Boy A said he expected to do what had been planned – go to the Trafford Centre and then go back to her flat.

He said: “I remember her saying you might as well come to her apartment, and I said, I may as well stay.

“She said, ‘OK. That works for me.”

After picking the youngster up, Joynes allegedly then drove to pick up her dog from day care and dropped it off with her parents in Wirral - telling the boy that she had arranged for them to have it overnight.

He claims he did not see the hand over to her mother as Joynes parked in another street, “probably because how young I look,” the boy said.

Boy A told the officer about an alleged conversation on the journey.

He said: “She said something about driving. I went, ‘I wouldn’t know because I’m not old enough,’ and she said, ‘Oh shut up’ laughing, said something like, ‘Stop saying that’ but laughing.”

After visiting the Trafford Centre where the youngster claims Joynes bought him a £345 Gucci designer belt they went back to her flat at Salford Quays and twice had sex, it is alleged.

However, rumours began to circulate and a police probe followed as the defendant was suspended by her school and later she told cops that no sexual activity had taken place.

She was subsequently bailed on the condition that she have no unsupervised contact with anyone aged under 18.

But it later emerged that Joynes had been in a long-term sexual relationship with another teenage boy she had been in contact with while suspended.

Joynes claims that the sexual activity with Boy B did not start until he turned 16. Neither boy must be publicly identified by law.

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 two-week trial continues.

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