A MAN who claims he was sexually abused by a teacher as a child, denied he made up the allegations because her life had been successful and his had not.
Anne Lakey is accused of having sex with the man when he was about 14 years old in the late 1980s.
Durham Crown Court heard Lakey was head of history at Sandhill View school, in Sunderland, at the time – the alleged victim was not a pupil at that school.
She since forged a successful career in teaching, rising to her current post of chief executive of the Durham Federation of Schools, from which she is suspended.
Yesterday, the alleged victim, who was never a pupil of Lakey, denied he resented her success.
The victim told the jury: “When I was looking for a nursery place for my daughter I saw stuff about Lakey on the internet saying how good and brilliant she was.
“I was resentful about that because I knew it was rubbish.
“I sent an email telling of what happened to me because I was angry.”
Lakey, 54, of Oxhill Villas, Stanley, denies five charges of indecent assault and four charges of inciting a boy to commit an act of gross indecency.