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Saturday 21 October 2017

Teacher (37) seduced her students

A woman teacher responsible for "behaviour management" had sex with two of her 15-year-old pupils.

Hina Patel (37) pleaded guilty to two charges of abusing her position of trust by sexual misconduct. Patel met the two boys at her home over several weeks.

She was said to have had intercourse with them. She was a teacher at Birkdale High School, near Southport, Merseyside.

Magistrates in Sefton sent the case to Liverpool Crown Court for sentencing because the powers of the lower court were not sufficient to deal with such a serious offence.

The court bailed Patel yesterday on the condition that she made no attempt to contact the two teenagers or any other pupil at the boys' school. Her job was described as having responsibilities that included behaviour management.

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