Jury sworn in for trial of head who denies 13 indecent assault charges

Headteacher Anne Lakey, who is on trial accused of a string of sex offences on a boy under 16.

Headteacher Anne Lakey, who is on trial accused of a string of sex offences on a boy under 16.

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A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a headteacher who is charged with indecent assaults dating back to the late 1980s.

Anne Lakey, 55, from Stanley, County Durham, appeared at Teesside Crown Court, where she denies 13 charges of indecent assault, said to have been committed over a three-year period.

Judge Howard Crowson adjourned the case until tomorrow morning, when Caroline Goodwin, prosecuting, will open the case.