Deputy head in tears as she appears in court charged with rape and 18 child sex offences

Deputy head in tears as she appears in court charged with rape and 18 child sex offences

A deputy headteacher was in tears as she appeared in court charged with 18 child sexual abuse offences, including two counts of rape.

Julie Morris, 44, did not enter pleas to the charges when she appeared via videolink from HMP Styal at Liverpool Crown Court today.

Her co-accused David Morris pleaded guilty to 34 offences.

Teacher Morris, who worked at a primary school in Wigan, is charged with nine counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, two counts of rape, three counts of taking an indecent photo of a child, one count of possessing indecent photos of a child, one count of engaging in sexual communication with a child and two counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

She appeared via videolink from HMP Styal at Liverpool Crown Court
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Liverpool Echo)

The charges are not related to her employment.

Co-accused David Morris, who is not related to her, appeared via videolink from HMP Altcourse and admitted seven counts of rape, 13 counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and two counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

The 52-year-old, of Sandfield Road, Eccleston, also pleaded guilty to taking indecent images, of categories A, B and C, possessing and distributing indecent images, two counts of engaging in sexual communications with a child, three counts of voyeurism, possession of an extreme pornographic image and possession of a prohibited image of a child.

Morris worked at a primary school in Wigan
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The offences took place between 2018 and this year.

Julie Morris, of Ancroft Drive, Hindley, could be seen crying during the hearing, which lasted about 30 minutes.

Judge Andrew Menary QC adjourned the case to December 22, when Julie Morris will be arraigned on the charges and David Morris will be sentenced.

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