Teacher Anne Lakey in court on boy sex abuse charges
A head teacher has appeared in court accused of indecently assaulting a boy more than 20 years ago.
Anne Lakey is charged with seven counts of indecent assault on a boy under 16. The abuse is alleged to have happened between July 1989 and May 1990 and does not relate to one of her pupils.
The 55-year-old teacher, from Stanley, County Durham, entered no plea at Consett Magistrates' Court.
She was bailed to appear at Newcastle Crown Court in the new year.
The married mother of one is currently suspended from her post as chief executive of the Durham Federation of Schools, which includes Durham Community Business College in Ushaw Moor and Fyndoune Community College in Sacriston.