A TEENAGER has denied he was infatuated with a teacher who he claims to have had sex with in a plane toilet.
Insisting the claim was not a fantasy, he told a court he was 16 when he had sex with science teacher Eleanor Wilson as they returned from a school trip and they carried on seeing each other afterwards.
A ‘bond’ developed between him and Wilson (pictured) now 29, on the trip to Africa and she gave him her mobile number, which he saved as ‘Smurfette’, he told Bristol crown court. It is alleged Wilson and the boy began kissing at the rear of the plane in 2015 before she ‘beckoned’ him to the toilets where they had sex.
Anna Midgley, defending, suggested to the boy the flight would have been busy and what he claims happened did not take place.
‘When you came out of the toilet you were close enough together, making the risk that other staff and pupils and cabin staff could have seen you together,’ she said.
Ms Midgley also suggested other allegations of kissing, cuddling and holding hands, said to have occurred in the boy’s bedroom and at Tintern Abbey and the Ashton Court estate, did not happen.
She asked if he had become ‘infatuated’ with her but ‘she never approached you physically or sexually’. Ms Midgley said: ‘You had boasted to your friends and that led to rumours starting and someone started to blackmail her.
‘Your parents started to question you and the school started to question you. At that point you couldn’t say none of this was true or that it didn’t happen and you said you had sex on a plane because that’s what you told people.’
The boy, who gave evidence behind a screen, replied: ‘That is incorrect.’
Wilson, of Dursley, Gloucestershire, denies four charges of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust. The trial continues.