A MARRIED teacher is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student.
Here is more on Kandice Barber and the criminal case against her.
Who is Kandice Barber?
Kandice Barber is a 35-year-old teacher who is a resident of Wendover, a town in Buckinghamshire, England.
She is married with school-age children of her own.
Why is she in court?
UK prosecutors allege Barber had sex with a 15-year-old boy in a field and sent him a topless photo.
She also allegedly sent photos of herself surrounded by sex toys as she performed a sex act on herself and messaged the boy in class, saying: "You look fit."
The teacher began messaging the student in September of 2018, according to court testimony.
Barber was arrested last year – after the boy denied having sex with her.
But he would tell police: "I lied because she had told me she could be pregnant with my child and I began to panic. I lied to pretty much everyone except my friends.
“She said that if I was going to snitch, snake on her basically, she was going to bring me down with her.
"I was like, are you going to accuse me of rape? She was like, dot dot dot. Obviously I got angry and I did not talk to her after that.”
Barber denies three counts of causing or inciting a child aged under 16 years to engage in a sexual act.
The student attended the Buckinghamshire school where she worked at the time.
What has her husband said?
Daniel Barber said he and his wife were trying for a baby at the time of the alleged crimes.
She became pregnant when she is alleged to have been having sex with the student, the court was told.
Mr Barber said: "She gave me a box. It was a pregnancy test to confirm she was pregnant.”
The following month she suffered an ectopic pregnancy, according to testimony.
How many times is Barber accused of having sex with the student?
She is accused of having sex with him three times after exchanging Snapchat messages in Buckinghamshire in September 2018.
Prosecutor Richard Milne said: "She said that she was going through a bad patch with her husband, that she was pregnant but lost the child, they wanted another but it was not happening.
“Things were strained between her and her husband. The boy had paid her attention and she had let her guard down and started to talk to him.”
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