South West Wales

Swansea teacher Jonathan Norbury 'had sex with under-age girls'

Jonathan Norbury Image copyright Athena
Image caption Mr Norbury has been suspended from his teaching job pending the outcome of his trial

A primary school teacher had a sexual relationship with two girls aged 15, Swansea Crown Court has heard.

Jonathan Mark Norbury, 33, is accused of nine counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child and five of inciting a person under the age of 16 to perform sex acts.

He denies the charges but admits having a relationship with both girls after they were above the age of consent.

Neither girls were taught by Mr Norbury.

The prosecution allege Mr Norbury would pick up one of the under-age girls in his car before driving to secluded spots in south Wales to perform sex acts on her.

The court also heard how he urged the teen to keep their relationship a secret.

Prosecutor Jim Davis said the other complainant was sent a series of flirtatious text messages by the accused when she was 15 years old.

"It's not so much whether or not these things happened but when they happened," Mr Davis said.

The trial continues.