Husband of teacher, 35, accused of having sex with pupil arrives at court
The husband of a teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old pupil on three occasions arrived at court to give evidence on her behalf.
Daniel Barber has been married to Kandice Barber for four years, and appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court to defend his wife on September 9th.
Barber is accused of meeting up for sex with a boy, who at the time was 15, three times in late 2018.
It has been claimed the pair had sex in a field, in a woods, and in her 4×4, arranged via social messaging app Snapchat.
During the trial, the jury were told the couple rarely saw each other and were going through a "rough patch" at the time of the accusations.
Wendy Clarke, a social worker who visited Barber, said: "There was a lot of strain in her relationship and a boy was paying her attention.
"She wasn’t in a good place and let her guard down."
Barber admitted to talking to the boy, but claimed she only gave the teen her number out of "concern for his welfare".
Aylesbury Crown Court heard some phone calls between the pair lasted 40 minutes and Barbed had looked up up "lie about where you have been" and "Holiday Inn Wycombe" on Google.
The teacher is also accused of sending topless pictures of herself to him on Snapchat between September and October 2018.
Barber told the court: "It is something I am incredibly embarrassed about, I know it was the wrong thing to do but I had good.
"There was always something he needed to speak to me about – I was checking his general welfare as well."
She said she would often receive messages from the student on Snapchat saying "call me, call me".
Adding: "If I could I would try and call, if not I would say I'm busy.
"It became a lot more persistent and I was quite concerned, concerned because I shouldn't have had that contact in the first place."
After being spoken to by her headteacher, Barber allegedly sent a message to the complainant saying: "Promise me you will delete everything – don't want to get in any trouble."
She then refused to have any further contact with the boy and she claims he sent her a message reading: "Watch what's going to happen, you're going to lose your job, you're going to lose your family."
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