Former UK teacher found GUILTY after having student's baby while on bail for sex acts with another minor student

A now-former high school math teacher in Manchester, England has been found guilty of six child sex abuse charges in Manchester crown court. Rebecca Joynes, 30, was convicted by a jury on Friday for having sexual intercourse with two male students aged 15 and 16.

Joynes became impregnated by one of the students while on bail for allegedly having sex with another underage student. She gave birth in January and the baby has been living with the teen father. She will be sentenced on July 4 and faces up to ten years in prison.

Judge Kate Cornell thanked the jurors and released Joynes on bail so she could spend time with her baby before she is sentenced to prison.

“There’s a baby in this case who has done nothing wrong and is entirely innocent of all wrongdoing and you will obviously want to see her before the sentence is passed, I do understand that,” said Judge Cornell. “But you must be under no illusion what’s going to happen on July 4,” she added.

During the trial, Joynes denied having sex with the first boy, and claimed that she only had sex with the boy who fathered her child after he had turned 16.

Joynes admitted to the jury at Manchester Crown Court that the first boy was being "flirtatious" in class, and often called her "sexy." He asked for her number on numerous occasions, and after a while, she gave him the first nine digits. When he correctly guessed the tenth, they chatted via messenger and then Snapchat.

The pair went out to a local mall where she bought him a $400 Gucci belt, then back to her place. Though his DNA was found on her bedsheets, she denied that they had had sex.

After being informed by school administrators that she was under investigation a few days later, Joynes said she went to the second boy in a "panic." She was arrested, but allowed out on bail under the condition that she refrain from contacting minors unless supervised.

The two had been friends, but that quickly escalated and, she claimed, one day he texted her "I've left school now" with a winking emoji. Upon finding out that she'd been fired, he came to her place and they had sex. The ensuing relationship, she noted, was "toxic," but it continued for some time.

Jane Wilson, senior crown prosecutor for CPS North West, said according to The Times, “Rebecca Joynes is a sexual predator."

“Joynes was entrusted with the responsibility of teaching and safeguarding children. She abused her position to groom and ultimately sexually exploit schoolboys. Her behaviour has had a lasting impact on them,” said Wilson,

“I would like to thank the victims for supporting the prosecution. Joynes will now face the consequences of her actions,” the prosecutor asserted.

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