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Head teacher Anne Lakey denies indecently assaulting boy

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Image caption Anne Lakey will face trial on 8 June

A head teacher has denied indecently assaulting a boy more than 20 years ago.

Anne Lakey, 55, pleaded not guilty to seven counts of indecent assault on a boy under 16 at Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday.

The abuse is alleged to have happened between July 1989 and May 1990 and does not relate to one of her pupils.

Mrs Lakey, from Stanley, County Durham, was remanded on bail to return to the court to face trial on 8 June.

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.

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