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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

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

Ms Singleton is understood to have received a message from the boy on Snapchat

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