A MARRIED teacher has been found GUILTY of sending a sex act video to 15-year-old pupil on Snapchat – but faces a retrial on child sex charges.
Kandice Barber, 35, text the boy saying he had a “bigger penis than her husband” in sordid messages.
Barber, who has three school-age children of her own, has today been found guilty of sending the boy a topless photo.
Jurors also convicted the school cover supervisor of sending a video of herself performing a sex act on herself.
But she was cleared one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activities while in a position of trust at Aylesbury Crown Court.
The jury failed to reach a verdict on three counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
She will now face a retrial in January next year on the final three charges.
Barber teared up as the verdicts were handed down today – with her mum placing a hand on her husband Daniel’s shoulder.
She refused to comment as she left court hand-in-hand with her husband.
Jurors heard how she began messaging the Buckinghamshire student in September 2018 after putting her details in his Snapchat account.
She was accused of picking him up in her car before driving to a field where the boy claimed they had sex.
The X-rated photos – including one of Barber topless in the shower – then began circulating around the school which were seen by other pupils.
One schoolboy claimed he saw messages from Barber, asking: “Do you prefer boobs or bum?”
He also told jurors one said: “When I’m teaching you, let’s see if we can make each other the horniest we can without the others knowing.”
At the same time, Barber searched “what is the name of someone you are having an affair with?” and the word “alibi” on Google.
She also typed in “a lie of where you have been” before later looking up “good secluded areas,” and “Holiday Inn, Wycombe.”
But the teacher claimed in evidence she only Googled “alibi” because she was trying to find out the name of the film Fatal Attraction.
She said: “I was up at 5am as my mum and I were going to set up a car boot sale.
“On the way there was a name of a film that was bugging me, so I Googled those words. We were trying to remember the film name.
“I thought the name had something to do with adultery but it turned out to be the film Fatal Attraction.”
Barber also offered explanations for the other search terms – claiming she only enquired about “secluded areas” for her dog walks because he “absolutely loves lakes”.
And the reason for looking up hotels was for her son’s father to stay in while he visited, she said.
Barber was arrested in March last year – four months after the headmaster saw an X-rated picture of her sweeping through the school.
But the boy denied having sex with her at first – claiming he was worried about his baby being born in prison as Barber had allegedly told him she was pregnant.
The teacher denied having sex with the boy and instead claimed her baby, which she later lost after suffering an ectopic pregnancy, was her husband Daniel Barber’s.
But in a meeting with a social worker, the teacher admitted she sent the topless photo to him.
Richard Milne, prosecuting, 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.”
Mr Barber told the court how they had started trying for a baby after the summer holidays in 2018 and denied they were going through a rough patch.
Barber claimed in evidence the boy was “infatuated and obsessed” with her but admitted to Snapchatting him “for a few weeks”.
The teacher also accused him of hacking her My Eyes Only folder in her Snapchat to get the graphic photos.
She denied three counts of causing or inciting a child aged under 16 years to engage in a sexual act.
Barber also pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual communication with a child, one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activities while in a position of trust and one count of causing a child to watch a sexual act by a person in a position of trust.