A married teacher accused of having sex in a field with a 15-year-old student made a series of online searches for “good secluded areas” and an “alibi,” a UK court has heard.
Mom-of-three Kandice Barber, 35, is accused of having sex three times with the boy — who claimed he was told he had a bigger penis than her husband, Aylesbury Crown Court was told Tuesday, according to The Sun.
The student initially denied the affair, thinking he may have impregnated her — but later confessed after topless Snapchat photos she sent him began spreading around Princes Risborough secondary school in Buckinghamshire, the court heard.
Barber has always denied the alleged liaisons in a field and her 4×4 car in late 2018, and claimed the intimate images were hacked from her phone.
But investigators later found a series of seemingly incriminating Google searches, however, including “alibi” and “lie about where you have been,” The Sun said of court proceedings.
She also allegedly sent the boy a message after her principal confronted her about the Snapchat pics, telling him, “Promise me you will delete everything – don’t want to get in any trouble,” the court was told.
The court previously heard that she eventually confessed to a social worker that she sent them while “going through a bad patch with her husband” and after losing a baby.
Barber also insisted their phone calls, which often lasted 40 minutes and were forbidden by school rules, were merely out of concern for the boy’s well-being, the court heard.
“It is something I am incredibly embarrassed about, I know it was the wrong thing to do but I had good intentions in doing it,” she said of the calls outside school, according to The Sun report.
Barber, of Wendover, denied three counts of causing or inciting a child aged under 16 to engage in a sexual act and one count of sexual communication with a child.
She also denied one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activities while in a position of trust, and one count of causing a child to watch a sexual act by a person in a position of trust.