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Teacher convicted of sex with schoolboys

Manchester Crown Court heard Rebecca Joynes groomed the youngsters from the age of 15

A teacher has been found guilty of having sex with two schoolboys.

Rebecca Joynes, 30, groomed the youngsters from the age of 15, Manchester Crown Court heard, and was on bail for sexual activity with the first child, boy A, when she began having sex with the second, boy B, who she went on to become pregnant by.

Neither teen must be identified.

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

Petite, softly-spoken and described by the teenagers as “really pretty” Joynes closed her eyes and grimaced, before she began visibly shaking as she stood in the dock as the guilty verdicts were returned by the jury foreman following a two week trial.

Her mother and father, sat in the public gallery, made no reaction but yards away the parents of the boys stifled cheers as Joynes was convicted.

Judge Kate Cornell thanked jurors and said she would need reports on the defendant before she can pass sentence in July.

She bailed Joynes, but warned her: “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.

“But you must be under no illusion what’s going to happen on the fourth of July.”

Michael O’Brien, defending, asked for bail for the defendant and is now making a bail application.

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