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Merseyside teacher denies drunken sex with pupil

Hannah McIntyre
Ms McIntyre bought the boy cider and then had sex with him, the court heard

A trainee teacher at a public school had sex with a 16-year-old pupil after she got him drunk on cider, Liverpool Crown Court has heard.

Hannah McIntyre, 25, a classics teacher at Merchant Taylor's Boys' School in Crosby, Merseyside, also kissed the boy during dare games, the court was told.

The offences are said to have taken place at McIntyre's Waterloo home.

She denies one count of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust.

Prosecutor Gerald Baxter said she allowed the boy and two friends into her home on a Friday night, later buying them cider which they drank while watching television and playing a dare game.

'Passionate' kiss

The boy later followed her into the bedroom where they had sex, Mr Baxter said.

The court heard Ms McIntyre was already drinking wine when the boys arrived and all four sat and watched television and talked until they all went to an off-licence.

Mr Baxter said she agreed to buy the boys a two-litre bottle of cider and bought more wine for herself.

When they returned to the house, Mr Baxter said, one of the boys dared the defendant to kiss the alleged victim.

"The kiss was described as quite passionate," the barrister told the jury.

He said that the boy was unclear in his recollection of how they ended up in bed together and how the sexual activity began.

'Sex noises'

"But he does recall having sexual intercourse with her," Mr Baxter said.

Ms McIntyre told the head teacher of £8,000-a-year Merchant Taylors' that three boys had spent the night at her house and the school launched an inquiry.

When the boys were interviewed by the deputy head, they all denied drinking alcohol and denied any of them went into Ms McIntyre's bedroom, the court heard.

The following September, the alleged victim's mother questioned him and he told her what had happened, the court heard.

Ms McIntyre was arrested in January 2009 and when interviewed said the boys called at her home and walked in uninvited.

When the alleged victim followed her into the bedroom, she said he sat on the bed and made sex noises as a joke to his friends in the living room, Mr Baxter said.

She denied any sexual activity took place.

The trial continues.

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