Teaching assistant Kandice Barber, 35, arrives at Aylesbury Crown Court, where she is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old pupil (Image: PA)

Teaching assistant 'had sex with pupil, 15, in favourite position in field', court hears


A married teaching assistance is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old pupil in her favourite position, a court heard.

Kandice Barber, 35, is accused of having sex in a "doggy-style" position with the 15-year-old after she approached him and added herself to his Snapchat on his phone, prosecutors said.

This allegedly initiated communications between the two which quickly turned sexual and led to doggy-style sex on the hill of a field, as well as two other occasions which were said to involve oral sex, the court heard.

Addressing a jury, who retired today to decide whether the then 33-year-old had slept with a 15-year-old pupil, Judge Francis Sheridan summed up the lengthy case, citing witnesses and documentary evidence from both sides.
Kandice Barber, 35, arrives with her husband Daniel at Aylesbury Crown Court (Image: PA)

The 35-year-old woman is also accused of sending photos and a video of her topless self to the complainant, as testified by his former classmates who say they saw them.

Sitting at Aylesbury Crown Court, Judge Sheridan said: "We saw the conversation between her and her husband and what he said there about her 'favourite position' being doggy-style.
Barber's case is being heard at Aylesbury Crown Court (Image: PA Archive/PA Images)

"The complainant told you that he and Mrs Barber spoke of the pregnancy and he wasn't sure if it was his or her husband's. The boy said she rang and said he had had a miscarriage, a fact she vehemently denies as she would not have used this term for her ectopic pregnancy.

"Does all that support his account or does it affect his stature as a reliable witness? That is for you to decide."

He went on to discuss the complainant's ongoing online communications with his ex-girlfriend, saying: "Was Mrs Barber the victim of allegations of a lonely heart?"

The student claimed the mother-of-three had told him he had a bigger penis than her husband and that she was pregnant with his child.

She was arrested after the boy spoke about the alleged relationship to the headteacher in March 2019 after topless pictures of Barber circulated around the school, the court heard.

Jury deliberations in the trial will continue at 10am on Tuesday.