A man married to a woman accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student has insisted their marriage is “strong”.
Kandice Barber, 35, is accused of having sex with a student several times in 2018, including in her 4WD and in a field, and performing a sex act on him in the driveway of her family’s home.
In September 2020, Barber was found guilty of sending topless pictures of herself to a pupil at the school she was working at, but shortly after the jury was dismissed and she was acquitted.
Despite the alleged indiscretions, Barber’s husband, Daniel Barber, 38, has told the court he has “full faith” in his wife.
“Our relationship is how it is today, it has never changed. We have always been good and we have always been strong,” Mr Barber said, according The Sun.
“When my wife is on the phone, I am not one of those people who constantly looks at her to see who she is on the phone to. I have full faith in her."
During the proceedings, Mr Barber was asked whether he was aware of a video of his wife masturbating that she filmed and sent to the student, to which he responded by denying the video existed.
Barber is accused of having sex with the boy numerous times in October 2018. In court, Mr Barber was asked about his sexual relationship with his wife during that time, when they were trying to have a baby.
Mr Barber said his wife did not have a ‘schedule’ when it came to their intimacy, after Prosecutor Richard Milne suggested Barber was “quite organised about this sort of thing”.
“We did not see it like that,” Mr Barber said, according to The Sun.
“Whenever we decided that we wanted to make love, we would make love and if it happened, it happened."
It was revealed in court Barber had searched for “secluded” areas on the internet, which the prosecution suggested was her method of scouting out places to have sex with the student.
She claims she Googled such things to look for walking trails.
Barber has denied the charges against her.
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