Port Augusta teacher Ammy Singleton tried to have case suppressed after being accused of grooming
The unusual way a substitute teacher first ‘met’ a 16-year-old boy she accuses of grooming…while fighting to clear her name
- Ammy-Clara Singleton, 28, was arrested and charged with grooming a child
- She was allegedly contacted by the boy after he saw a photo of her at the sports club.
- Her attorney said the alleged victim was never a student of Ms. Singleton’s.
A substitute teacher accused of grooming a teenager was allegedly contacted by the 16-year-old after he saw a photo of her at a sports club, a court heard.
Ammy-Clara Singleton, 28, from Port Augusta in South Australia, was accused of reaching out to make a boy fit for sexual activity after she allegedly groomed the boy in November last year.
Ms Singleton’s lawyer, Andrew Fowler-Walker, told a court last week that Ms Singleton had never taught the boy. Mr Fowler-Walker said the alleged victim “took notice” of a photo of Ms Singleton, a mother of one, at a local sports club.
He then ‘obtained details of a chat room from his friends’, the court heard, according to the ABC.
Ammy-Clara Singleton, 28, from Port Augusta in South Australia, was charged with a grooming offense
South Australian Police will argue in court that Ms Singleton was allegedly sent a message from the boy on Snapchat.
Earlier this year, a number of elementary schools where Ms. Singleton taught (Port Augusta West, Augusta Park and Flinders View) sent a letter to parents explaining that no students from their schools were involved in the alleged crime.
The 28-year-old was granted bail and will appear in court in July.
Ms Singleton is understood to have received a message from the boy on Snapchat