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Teacher 'grabbed private parts'
Catherine Taylor
The third day of the trial heard more claims against Mrs Taylor
An Aberdeen primary head teacher allegedly grabbed a boy's private parts as he waited in a dinner queue with his friends, a trial has heard.

Catherine Taylor, 46, denies assaulting 10 children over several years at a school which is not being named for legal reasons.

On the third day of the trial the boy said his face went red when Mrs Taylor took hold of him between the legs.

The trial, at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, continues.

The boy, giving evidence by video link, said: "She grabbed me between the legs."

'Messing about'

Asked what he had been doing, the boy said: "Just playing about and she thought we were messing about, so she just did that to me."

He said she squeezed his private parts for about three seconds and that it was "sore a wee bit".

He said: "My face just went red."

During cross-examination, the boy denied he had a tendency to show his private parts and make rude comments.

It was suggested to him that he had been very rude on the day in question and that Mrs Taylor may have grabbed the waistband of his trousers and told him to keep them up.

The boy said: "No, she grabbed me."

The trial previously heard Mrs Taylor allegedly left marks on a boy's neck after assaulting him.

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