A headteacher who 'exploited two sexually curious teenagers' had sex with a 13-year-old boy while her husband was out - a court heard.
Anne Lakey, 55, from Stanley, County Durham, was described as a "sexual predator who exploited the situation she was in" to have sex with the boys - aged 13 or 14 and 15 - when she was in her late 20s.
A jury at Teesside Crown Court was told the younger victim would regularly go round to her house when her husband was out - where she would 'use him for her sexual gratification'.
Lakey denies 13 counts of indecent assault said to have occurred over a three-year period in the late 1980s. None of the boys were her pupils.
Caroline Goodwin, prosecuting, told the court: "You are going to hear about two young boys who are now adults who each were sexually abused by a woman older, more mature and in a position of trust and responsibility.
"Her conduct towards them demonstrates, in the submission of the Crown, that here was a sexual predator who exploited the situation she was in."
The younger complainant said he would visit her when he played truant and they formed a friendship which the Crown said was "plainly wrong".
Their first sexual encounter happened when they played a game of dare and he exposed her breasts and fondled them, the jury was told.
On another occasion he was sitting talking to her when she was in the bath. She got out, wrapped herself in a towel, then lay naked on the bed and he followed her, the court was told.
He was in his school uniform when he then lost his virginity to her, Miss Goodwin said.
Lakey is accused of repeatedly having sex with one boy when he was 13 or 14 and another when he was 15. Neither can be identified for legal reasons.
The prosecution said the complainants have not been in contact with each other as adults, were of similar ages at the time and the "indecent assaults" happened in similar circumstances. "The single common denominator, say the Crown, is the defendant," Miss Goodwin said.
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