Boy ‘who had sex with teacher in plane toilets’ describes encounter
A teenage boy who allegedly had sex with his teacher in the toilet of a plane told a court how she beckoned him into the cubicle. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told police in a recorded interview that Eleanor Wilson, 29, began to kiss him and fondle him as they sat at the back of a flight returning to the UK from a school trip overseas. He described how he was drunk, having been drinking the complimentary alcohol, and went to the rear of the plane to use the toilet, and then sat next to Wilson, who denies the allegations.
Prosecutors claim that Wilson later told the boy she was pregnant with his child but she would have an abortion. Bristol Crown Court heard their ‘clandestine’ relationship was exposed when another pupil at the unnamed school tried to blackmail Wilson into having sex with him.
Virginia Cornwall, prosecuting, told the court: ‘It was the circumstances in which the two interacted on that trip that led to an erosion of boundaries and it was her responsibility, the Crown say, as the adult, to ensure there was no erosion of boundaries. ‘She was a 26-year-old woman and he was a teenage boy. It was her choice to be with him. There were a lot of night time chats where others had gone off to bed. ‘He was being treated on a par, an equal basis, as if an adult.’
‘I just sat there for a bit and started to chat to Eleanor. We were sat down and were just talking. ‘She had been drinking and I was drinking some more,’ he told police. ‘She touched me on the arm and I am a little bit shocked and I touched her back. ‘From there she kissed me on the cheek and then kissed me properly on the lips and I kissed her back and went on from there. ‘There was a lot of body touching and stuff like that. She went to the toilet and from there she called me in. I walked in, closed the door and locked the door.’ The boy told police that the pair then had sexual intercourse in the toilet. ‘It was making a lot of noise because we were banging against the door,’ he said.
Afterwards he said he returned to his original seat on the plane. In the police interview, the boy told police: ‘I asked her if she regretted what happened on the plane. She didn’t regret it – there were no regrets. ‘I expressed my worries at this point about a potential pregnancy and she said “You don’t have to worry, I’m on the injection”. ‘I said “I just get really paranoid about unprotected sex”.’ The police asked the boy how he felt about what allegedly happened on the plane. ‘Good, very shocked,’ he said. ‘I didn’t really believe what was going on – that I had sex with a teacher.’
The boy also claimed he and Wilson went on dates to Tintern Abbey and the Ashton Court estate. He said: ‘It wasn’t really a teacher any more, it was like having a girlfriend. ‘I was very confused and very excited – very overwhelmed I guess. A woman at the age of 26 who has a degree, a nice house and a car and she is with me. It is exciting in some ways.’ The boy told police that Wilson later allegedly told him she was pregnant with his child. ‘She said she was scared and didn’t know what to do. We talked about an abortion as I would not be able to provide for her child.
‘She told me she had to go for a consultation. She was very upset about it.’ The boy described Wilson as a ‘really good teacher’ who ‘helped him a lot’. ‘She was nice. I would say there was a slight attraction but nothing I was expecting to get anything out of,’ he said. ‘She was a little bit more forward with me than other people.’ The trial continues.