Reports of sexual peccadilloes of school teachers surface periodically in the developed countries. Some of them seem to be driven by a compulsive urge to have sex with their students. The latest is an Australian school teacher has been charged with sexually penetrating a 15-year-old student and urging the boy to treat her like a sex slave.
Nazira Rafei, 25, who is a teacher at a Melbourne high school, is charged with one count of sexually penetrating a child under 16 and four counts of an indecent act with a child under 16.
She is also charged with trying to conceal the relationship by making an unwarranted demand on the boy.
During a brief filing hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court, her lawyer, Steve Pica, indicated Rafei would plead not guilty.
"This case is likely to attract a fair degree of media attention," Pica told the court.
"I do want to place on the record that my client has been fully co-operative with police and is pleading not guilty."
Police charge sheets tendered to the court allege she had sexual intercourse with a child under her "care, supervision or authority".
On another occasion, it is alleged, the teacher told the student to "treat her like a sex slave" as she lay on top of him pinching his nipples in the back seat of her car.
Another charge relates to the teacher allegedly kissing the student on his lips and touching his genitals through clothing.
The case was adjourned for committal mention on August 29 at the same court, reports news agency AAP.