A teacher picked a 15-year-old boy up from outside his school, drove him to “the middle of nowhere” and tried to have sex with him, a court has heard. Teacher Edwin John Downing is on trial at the High Court in Auckland. He has denied 13 charges, including sexualContinue Reading A North Canterbury teacher has been charged with 11 counts of sexual abuse against a teenager. The 44-year-old was granted interim name suppression when he appeared in the district court on Tuesday morning. No plea was entered. He has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault, two ofContinue Reading Judge Gary Woodhall said on sentencing her he was “perfectly satisfied” she was intending to engage in sexual activity with the victim. The judge said within weeks of meeting him Beattie-Milligan, who had worked in education for 25 years, had breached school policy by getting his mobile phone number.Continue Reading A 37-year-old woman has been charged following an investigation into sexual allegations at a Blenheim school. Police said the woman, understood to be a former teacher at Marlborough Boys’ College, would appear at the Blenheim District Court on Monday charged with sexual connection with a young person under 16Continue Reading Speaking of the couple’s relationship when Mr Dawson was a physical education teacher and Ms Curtis was a Year 11 student, Ms Wheeler said everybody knew about it. “He was such a huge man, he was a very athletic man, he was tall, and he was extremely heavy set,”Continue Reading A picture of fourth grade teacher Patrice Brown went viral on Twitter and Instagram Sunday, accompanied by the hashtag #TeacherBae. In the picture, above, Brown is wearing a form-fitting pink, knee length dress. Initial responses to the photo all hinged on how attractive Brown looks, but backlash came quickly, withContinue Reading A man says he hopes his complaint of historical sexual abuse by a female teacher in the 1970s will make it easier for other men to come forward. The Education Council’s disciplinary tribunal said the sexual activity between 1977 and 1979 was not illegal, but the woman’s actions amountedContinue Reading