A female high school teacher who lives on a caravan park has appeared in court accused of having sex with a male pupil, who was just 15 years old. Deborah Lowe 53 years old is alleged to have groomed the teenage boy, who prosecutors say she became ‘infatuated’ with, while he attended a school in Greater Manchester. Blonde former air hostess Lowe, a mother of 2 who is separated from her husband, appeared via videolink at Stockport Magistrates Court this morning. She was arrested last week and later charged with sexual activity with a boy under age of 16 and abuse of a position of trust after police received a report of grooming in Cheadle, Greater Manchester. Looking tanned with her blonde hair in a bun, wore a black leather jacket with a black jumper and blue jeans as she spoke only to confirm that she was temporarily living at Elmsbed Caravan Park in Poynton, Cheshire.
Lowe is accused of intentionally touching a boy aged 15, not reasonably believing he was 16 or over, between 14 September 2014 and 13 September 2015. That touching was sexual penetration of her vagina with his penis, she also faces a charge of abusing a position of trust by being in a sexual relationship with a boy aged 16 between 15 September 2015 and 31 July 2016. Tina Cunnane said diary entries and text messages recovered by police showed Lowe had been ‘infatuated’ with her alleged victim.
The court heard that Lowe accepted having a sexual relationship with teenager, who is now 17 and can not be named for legal reasons, after he left school, but denied the 2 charges before her. She was refused bail after prosecution maintained that there were ‘substantial grounds to believe she would interfere with witnesses’. Lowe, supported by 2 men in public gallery, was remanded in custody to appear at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester on August 16.