A TEACHER facing sex charges began writing an erotic story about a pupil, a court heard.
William Drury, of Chester Road, Boothtown, Halifax, admitted writing “half a page” for a fiction website in which he described a relationship between a teacher and a girl in his class.
Several excerpts from the story, dated January 5, 2008, were read to jurors at Leeds Crown Court.
In one, the girl tells her teacher: “You’ve been so kind to me. I wish boys my age were like you. Actually, I wish you were my age. The things I would do with you.’”
Another paragraph described the narrator “gently” kissing the girl at school. “She didn’t resist and when she stepped back she looked me in the eye and said: ‘Well that changes things’,” Drury wrote.
In a later passage, the girl asks for a lift home from school.
“The chance to have her alone, away from school, and to tickle her sexy legs was too good to miss,” the narrator says.
“All I could think about was seeing her naked body and making love to her.”
Rob Mairs, prosecuting, said to Drury: “These are your sexual desires and fantasies.
“You thought about schoolgirls in a sexual way.”
Drury, known as Ben, described the passages as “creative writing”.
“I used to visit this particular website and I decided to give it a go,” he said.
The former English and drama teacher is charged with two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity by a person in a position of trust; five counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust; inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and six charges of making an indecent photograph of a child.
It is alleged that he encouraged a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy to have sex in the back seat of his car and on the stage in the drama studio at the Leeds school he used to teach at.
He is also said to have encouraged the girl to perform a sex act on the boy in a school store cupboard.
The court heard that before the incident in the drama studio, he had locked the doors, drawn the curtains and dimmed the lights.
Drury denied he had done it to “set the mood”.
“I was asked to so I did,” he said.