Married teacher, 35, accused of sex with pupil, 15, claims she Googled 'alibi' to 'find name of Fatal Attraction'

A TEACHER accused of having sex with a schoolboy told a court she only Googled the word "alibi" to find the name of the film Fatal Attraction.

Married Kandice Barber, 35, is on trial for alleged sex romps with the 15-year-old, who was a pupil at the Buckinghamshire school where she worked.

Today a jury heard on September 30 2018 she searched "what is the name of someone you are having an affair with?" and the word "alibi" before Googling seconds later "when you have a plan of where you have been."

The next day, the defendant is said to have searched "a lie of where you have been" before later looking up "good secluded areas," and "Holiday Inn, Wycombe."

In the witness box, Barber gave her explanation for her actions.

She said: "I was up at 5am as my mum and I were going to set up a car boot sale.

"On the way there was a name of a film that was bugging me,  so I Googled those words. We were trying to remember the film name.

"I thought the name had something to do with adultery but it turned out to be the film Fatal Attraction."

She added that she had Googled the hotel for her son’s father to stay in while he visited and "good secluded areas" was in relation to wanting to take her dog for a walk off the lead as he "absolutely loves lakes."

Barber is accused of meeting up with the pupil for sex on three occasions late in2018 in a field, in woodland and in her 4×4.

After rumours about the pair’s relationship spread she was arrested at school and claimed the allegations were complete fiction, the jury heard.

At Aylesbury Crown Court, Judge Francis Sheridan said to Barber although the boy had called her three times, the majority of phone calls had been started by her.

She then replied: "A lot of the time I am calling because he has contacted me on Snapchat saying ‘call me, call me.’

"Now I think he was clearly infatuated and obsessed with me. For me it was all perfectly innocent conversation."

The court heard Barber had begged the boy to delete the messages between them following rumours that had floated around in school and at a meeting with the headteacher.

She said: "At one point I asked the boy to delete messages between us because I was concerned about losing my job.

"My eldest son had got wind of the rumours, he is the type of person who would ask to see my phone.”

Prosecutor Richard Milne questioned: "He has gone to all this trouble to create a fictitious relationship between the two of you. He has messaged himself to create this fantasy relationship with you?”

Barber, of Wendover, denies 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 further denies 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.

Her husband Daniel Barber is expected to give evidence later in the trial. 

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