Female teacher, 23, accused of sexually assaulting a teenage schoolboy allegedly contacted his MOTHER to ‘explain what happened – and police have Snapchats and CCTV’
- Monica Elizabeth Young, 23, has been charged with 10 crimes against the student
- Ms Young was denied bail on Monday morning in a Southwest Sydney court
- Evidence includes CCTV footage of interaction between couples and Snapchat material
- The court also heard that she “had disrupted” the police investigation
- They allegedly contacted the boy’s mother to “explain” what had happened
Teacher Monica Elizabeth Young (23) (photo) is said to have sexually assaulted a young student in school grounds
A female teacher accused of sexually assaulting a teenager allegedly attempted to interfere in the police investigation by contacting the student’s mother to “explain” the allegations, a court has heard.
Monica Elizabeth Young, 23, was bailed by a Southwest Sydney court on Monday after a prosecutor told a magistrate that the case against her is “overwhelmingly strong.”
Ms. Young was charged on Friday with 10 crimes, including allegations that she had sexual intercourse with a boy between 14 and 16 years old.
The court has heard evidence against the teacher, including CCTV surveillance of the couple interacting, Snapchat material, and “some confessions” made in an interview with detectives this month.
Magistrate Glen Walsh said that, according to the facts at his disposal, Ms. Young heard of the existence of the police investigation and then “attempted to die.”
The magistrate said she would have done that “first by introducing herself as another Snapchat user and secondly trying to contact the complainant’s mother to try to put the behavioral conditions away.”
Ms. Young’s father and grandmother on Monday morning out of Bankstown court
The teacher was arrested and charged at 7 am on Friday (photo) and was today bailed by a magistrate
The court was told that there were unacceptable risks that Mrs. Young would attempt to interfere with the administration of justice.
The prosecutor, who only mentioned her name as Ms. Gardiner, told the court that there was also evidence that Ms. Young allegedly “encouraged the complainant” to send an explicit picture.
The teacher appeared in court via an audiovisual link from Silverwater’s custody house, wearing a green prison jumper and her hair tied in a ponytail.
The young teacher seemed to tremble when she first appeared before the magistrate, but calmed down and was expressionless for the rest of her appearance.
Young’s mother, grandmother, and father all watched as Young’s lawyer, Geoff Harrison, sought bail on her behalf.
Mr. Harrison told the court that she could stay with her grandmother in southwest Sydney under “house arrest” circumstances.
He said the teacher had spent “about three days in custody” and said there was “a strong incentive” for her to obey and obey the bail conditions.
She had no criminal record, could deposit $ 50,000 and stay with her grandmother, he said.
However, the magistrate said that Ms Young’s alleged behavior “raises concerns about witness intervention” and formally refused her bail.
The teacher was only a few weeks away from marrying her six-year-old boyfriend when she was arrested late last week.
She has been charged with a total of ten crimes, including multiple counts of worsened sexual intercourse of a child aged 14 to 16 over weeks.
The young woman has also been accused of two counts of deliberately sexually touching a child, deliberately urging a child to sexually and related crimes.
Police launched an investigation earlier this week before descending on Friday in a suburb of Greenacre in Sydney.
The investigation was reportedly provoked when the 14-year-old student made the allegations.
The court has the names of witnesses ordered, witnesses to prosecution and the name of the school may not be published.
Lawyers for Ms. Young asked for another non-disclosure order in her name on Monday, but the magistrate refused.
The case returns to court in August.
Agents were filmed escorting Monica Young out of her home before seizing a car and electronic devices
The teacher was taken to Bankstown Police Station where she was charged with ten offenses
The NSW Ministry of Education said in a statement that it was aware of an alleged incident involving an employee