Teacher 'had sexual relationship with pupil for 11 years'

A teacher started sexually abusing one of his pupils when she was aged 11 and continued the relationship for 11 years, a court has been told.

The girl became pregnant aged 15 but the relationship continued until she was 22, the Old Bailey heard.

Mohammed Akorley is alleged to have started abusing the girl when she was at a school in Dulwich, south-east London.

Mr Akorley, of Honor Oak, south-east London, denies eight counts of rape.

The offences were said to have taken place between January 1999 and January 2005, when the complainant turned 16.

Climbing scaffolding

Brian Reece, prosecuting, said: "This girl was taken advantage of from a very early age at a time when she could not have had any understanding of what was happening to her.

"When she was aged 15 she had become pregnant by this defendant and had a termination."

Mr Reece said the sexual encounters between Mr Akorley and the complainant had taken place up to five to six times a week, often in his car.

He said Mr Akorley had even gained access to her family home by climbing scaffolding.

On one occasion in 2008, Mr Reece said, Mr Akorley's wife found him and the complainant in bed.

Mr Reece said Mr Akorley was arrested when the relationship stopped and the woman went to police.

Mr Akorley also denies one charge of indecency with a child.

The trial continues.

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