Teacher charged with grooming Hunter schoolboy, NSW

A teacher will be in court today charged over the alleged grooming and indecent assault of a 15-year-old schoolboy at a high school in the Hunter region.

On Wednesday (13 February 2019), officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were told a 26-year-old female teacher had allegedly been sending explicit images of herself to a student at a high school where she was employed.

Following inquiries, the woman was arrested at a home in Wyee at 11pm yesterday (Thursday 14 February 2019), and taken to Toronto Police Station.

She has now been charged with,

• Groom child for unlawful activity

• Aggravated indecent assault – victim under the age of 16

• Aggravated sexually touch another person (three counts).

The woman has been refused bail to appear in Toronto Local Court today (Friday 15 February 2019).

Anyone who believes they have been a victim of as crime such as this is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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