Teacher told me she could not get pregnant - boy

Manchester Crown Court
Rebecca Joynes is on trial at Manchester Crown Court [PA Media]

A 16-year-old boy has told a court a teacher became pregnant with his child despite telling him she could not conceive.

Manchester Crown Court heard Rebecca Joynes told the boy, Boy B, about the pregnancy at her Salford Quays flat.

At the time, Joynes was suspended and on bail for alleged sexual activity with a 15-year-old schoolboy, Boy A.

The 30-year-old has pleaded not guilty to six charges of sexual activity with two teenagers.

'Mental abuse'

The jury was shown the video interviews the second boy - referred to in the trial as Boy B - gave to police, telling of how he lost his virginity to the teacher in her apartment in Salford Quays.

The youngster had lied to his parents that he was going to watch a Manchester United football game one evening.

Boy B claimed he and Joynes had sex around 30 times before her arrest, and that he initially viewed the relationship as "friends with benefits".

Earlier, the youngster said the first time they met at her apartment they had only kissed, and Joynes had whispered in his ear about waiting until his next birthday, when he would turn 16.

Boy B later realised "how wrong" the relationship was, the jurors heard.

"I knew in my head, I would say to her, 'You're a weirdo, you need help'.

"I kind of think she was playing a game with me. I did love her, to be honest, and she said she loved me."

He said on one occasion Joynes turned up at a pub where he was with friends and was "crying her eyes out".

"Now I think about it, it was emotional abuse.

"She just basically mentally abused me, then I sacrificed 18 months for a paedophile."

They had unprotected sex as the teacher had told him she could not have a baby, but later revealed she was pregnant, the court heard.

"That was probably the lowest point.

"We were irresponsible. It's my own fault," Boy B said.

"I can't hide a kid. I had hid the relationship for 18 months from my parents."

Joynes, who has been wearing a pink baby's bonnet tucked into her trousers during the trial, wiped away tears as the witness added: "I have also thought about the future of my child.

"I want the best for my child as well."

Previously, the court heard how the teacher had become pregnant by Boy B while on bail for having sex with Boy A.

Joynes denies six counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child, including two while being a person in a position of trust.

The trial was adjourned until Monday.

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