A TEACHER from Halifax encouraged two teenagers to have sex on the back seat of his car, a court heard.
William Drury, of Chester Road, Boothtown, Halifax, turned to the couple as he drove and said: “You two have no idea how beautiful you are”, a jury was told. The pair had intercourse as Drury, 48, drove the girl, 16, and boy, aged 17, home from his house after a meal.
Prosector Rob Mairs said Drury - a drama and English teacher at a Leeds school - also encouraged the girl to perform a sex act on the boy.
Under cross-examination, the girl admitted having sex with the boy on the back seat and said Drury turned round and told them: “You two have no idea how beautiful you are”.
She added: “Mr Drury encouraged the idea of sexual adventurousness.”
She said: “I did have sex with [the boy] because I was head over heels for [the boy] and I think Mr Drury took advantage of that.”
The prosecution said Drury had molested the girl on a number of occasions, touching her breasts and kissing her neck and ears, and had repeatedly told her he loved her.
The girl told the jury that Drury had manipulated her and she was “under his spell”.
The 17-year-old boy described in court how he felt “absolutely horrible. Just so disgusted” after he was encouraged to have sex.
He added: “I was probably a little bit excited by it to an extent. But I did not want to do it. I remember quite clearly that I did not want to do it.
“After the initial rush, there was a long kind of moment where we were still and I had a sense that she was feeling exactly the same as me.”
When asked why he did it, the boy replied: “There was something in his face, perhaps in the way that he was, that there was no way I could defy him.”
He also said Drury once asked him to get video footage of him having sex with the girl.
The court also heard claims Drury had made indecent images of three girls and another pupil had spotted pictures of schoolgirls on Drury’s computer and reported him to the authorities.
Drury denies two charges of causing a child to engage in sexual activity by a person in a position of trust, five charges of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust, one charge of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and six charges of making an indecent photograph of a child.