Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TEACHER: I TOOK PILL THE NEXT DAY; She Tells Court of Pregnancy Fears after Party

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TEACHER: I TOOK PILL THE NEXT DAY; She Tells Court of Pregnancy Fears after Party

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Byline: HARRIET ARKELL

THE TEACHER accused of having sex with two o f her teenage pupils said today that she took the morning-after pill when told she had had sex with a third.

Amy Gehring, 26, said she drank so much at a party that she passed out, but heard rumours next day that she had had sex in the lavatory with the third boy.

In her first appearance in the witness box at Guildford Crown Court, she said: "I don't remember

anything like that happening. I thought, 'Oh my God, if that happened and he ejaculated inside me I could be pregnant'. I felt sick."

She sent a text message to the boy in question to ask what had happened the previous night, she told the jury. "I was so shocked. I don't know...I don't remember anything like that happening in the toilet. I just don't know."

The boy's reply to her message was "I think we had sex," said Gehring. She went on: "I said 'I don't remember this'. I think he said that he ejaculated into me or something. I said, 'Are you sure?' And he was like, 'I don't know'."

The supply teacher, who faces four charges of indecent assault against two brothers aged 15 and 14, said she registered with a doctor the day after the party and took the morning-after pill.

However, she denied having sex with the younger brother - called only Boy B in court - in an alleyway near his home, or having sex with the older brother, Boy A, on three separate occasions.

She admitted wearing a seethrough shirt and black bra to the party and to "sometimes" being a

flirt, but angrily denied claims from prosecutor Stella Reynolds that she was not prepared to face up to the truth. "I am not lying," she said.

Canadian Gehring, who lives at Hampton, admitted being ashamed of her behaviour with her young pupils in the winter of 2000, saying she wished she had not "treated them like my friends at home".

She admitted having home phone numbers for the brothers she is alleged to have had sex with, and for the boy she was rumoured to have had sex with at the party. …

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