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Teacher pleads not guilty to rape of female student

THIS story begins with a mother finding the contraceptive pill on her daughter's dresser and ends with the girls' former teacher standing trial for rape.

The girl, aged 19 when questioned over the pill, told her mother there was no point keeping her virginity because she was raped at age 15.

A 28-year-old teacher pleaded not guilty in Brisbane District Court on Tuesday to two counts of rape and indecently dealing with a child under 16.

The jury heard the girl would chat with the teacher online regularly and had a good relationship with him.

Even after he no longer taught at her Brisbane private school, he still coached her at woman's soccer.

The girl would tell the court how one weekend he organised to take her to his father's place on the Sunshine Coast but instead took her to a boutique apartment near the Story Bridge in Brisbane where they drank tequila and did body shots.

"He started pouring her drinks one after another, first, second …. 10 tequilas," the crown prosecutor told the jury.

The prosecutor said the girl was so drunk she threw up but her soccer coach kept feeding her alcohol and taking photographs of her.

She said the girl would describe how she passed out but woke up to him undressing her, again to find him raping her and a third time to find him performing oral sex on her.

The prosecutor said she woke up the next morning to find herself naked and him trying to engage in sexual activity again but she would not let him and showered.

She said the man then dropped the girl off at a train station and gave her a $3 fare to get home.

Defence barrister Julie Sharp said her client accepted the girl would have been underage at the time but the jury would have to assess whether he did the things he was accused of.

The trial continues.

Topics:  court rape


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