Guilty: Rebecca Joynes has been convicted of sexual activity with a child concerning two pupils after a two-week trial at Manchester Crown Court

Paedophile maths teacher Rebecca Joynes’ illegal affairs with two of her students were only discovered after she orchestrated a sickening date night to reveal she had fallen pregnant.

Complete with rose petals spread in a trail through her apartment, a sex games scratchcard, and ending with a babygro with the words ‘I love my daddy’, Joynes’ announcement led to almost two years of lies unravelling in just hours.

Her victim was left so shocked by the news – after Joynes, 30, told him she was unable to get pregnant due to having polycystic ovary syndrome – he told his parents, Joynes was arrested for a second time and was ultimately convicted of all charges on Friday.

The disgraced teacher was unanimously convicted of four charges of sexual activity with a child and two charges of the same while in a position of trust, after she had a one-night stand with one pupil before falling pregnant by a second. 

Joynes burst into tears as the verdicts were read out and was rushed out of the courtroom by her father Stuart, who had attended every day of his pervert daughter’s trial. Her victims’ families cheered and some were seen to be tearful in a sign of their relief. 

She will be sentenced on July 4, when she is expected to be jailed – with the judge telling her she has a final chance to see her baby: ‘You’ll want to see her before sentence is passed.’ 

Guilty: Rebecca Joynes has been convicted of sexual activity with a child concerning two pupils after a two-week trial at Manchester Crown Court

Guilty: Rebecca Joynes has been convicted of sexual activity with a child concerning two pupils after a two-week trial at Manchester Crown Court

Throughout the trial Joynes arrived to court each day wearing a baby's bonnet tucked into the waistband of her trousers. She later denied this was to 'win sympathy' from the jury - but they were not convinced

Throughout the trial Joynes arrived to court each day wearing a baby’s bonnet tucked into the waistband of her trousers. She later denied this was to ‘win sympathy’ from the jury – but they were not convinced

Maths teacher Rebecca Joynes and her father Stuart leave court after she was convicted of having sex with two schoolboys

Maths teacher Rebecca Joynes and her father Stuart leave court after she was convicted of having sex with two schoolboys

The teacher – who has since been sacked from her school, which cannot be named to protect her victims’ identities – had already been on bail for having sex with a 15-year-old boy from her Year 11 maths class when she first met up with a second pupil.

Boys in her Year 11 maths class had told the young teacher how ‘sexy’ she was, nicknaming her ‘Bunda Becky’ which is a slang reference to her bottom.

Soon afterwards, she groomed one of the boys by buying him a £345 Gucci belt, before inviting him to her luxury Salford Quays flat where they had sex twice. 

In her defence, Joynes said they did not have sex and blamed semen found on her sheets on the fact she had left him alone in her apartment for several hours.

The boy told police that after awkwardly sitting on the couch together they ended up stripping naked and having unprotected sex twice.

He said that as Joynes was getting undressed, she said: ‘No one had better find out.’

Rumours soon spread after the boy, 15, told schoolfriends and Joynes was arrested and suspended.

But rather than stopping her illegal behaviour, she ‘brazenly’ went on to have a secret sexual relationship with a second boy, after he told a panicking Joynes how to wipe her phone records. 

This was in direct of strict bail conditions, which ordered her not to have any unsupervised contact with anyone under 18. 

After sending flirtatious messages on Snapchat, she agreed to meet up with the schoolboy and they went on to have unprotected sex around 30 times. The court heard how they had first kissed when he was 15, but only began having sex after he turned 16.

Rebecca Joynes arriving at Manchester Crown Court on Friday before the verdict was announced

Rebecca Joynes arriving at Manchester Crown Court on Friday before being found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust

Rebecca Joynes pictured in 2018, years before she had sex with two of her students

Rebecca Joynes pictured in 2018, years before she had sex with two of her students

Joynes was found guilty of having sex with two 15-year-old pupils, one of whom she bought a £345 Gucci belt from Selfridges at the Trafford Centre

Joynes was found guilty of having sex with two 15-year-old pupils, one of whom she bought a £345 Gucci belt from Selfridges at the Trafford Centre

Her lawyers tried to claim this meant their relationship was not illegal, because Joynes had already been suspended as a teacher.

Although the age of consent in the UK is 16, this rises to 18 if it involves a teacher and student. But the argument failed as while Joynes had stopped working at the school, she was still receiving her salary. 

After initially asking how she was coping, the boy began sending messages including: ‘Get your t*** out.’

Jurors heard Joynes flirtatiously replied: ‘Not tonight.’

He claimed she later sent him a photograph of her bottom covered only by a thong.

While he was still only 15, Joynes invited him back to his flat where the schoolboy said she straddled and kissed him.

On turning 16 in 2022, he sent her a message saying he was now ‘legal’.

Despite still being a pupil at the school from which she remained suspended, he claimed she took his virginity, reassuring him that ‘it was great’.

Long letters written by Joynes were read to the court, which heard how she told her victim: ‘every inch of you is perfect.’ 

The 18-month relationship was only exposed after Joynes fell pregnant with her former student’s child.

After inviting the boy back to her flat, Joynes had devised a ‘trail of surprises’ including rose petals and a sex scratchcard throughout her flat. At the end of the trail, she handed the shocked boy a babygro with the words ‘I love my daddy’ on it.

But this caused a row with her startled victim panicking at the news, the court heard. After telling his parents, Joynes was rearrested and again put her phone through a factory reset while police officers were knocking on her door.

Rebecca Joynes tried to cover her face as she left Manchester Crown Court with her father, Stuart, after being found guilty by jurors of having sex with schoolboys

Rebecca Joynes tried to cover her face as she left Manchester Crown Court with her father, Stuart, after being found guilty by jurors of having sex with schoolboys

Rebecca Joynes, accompanied by her father Stuart (right), was released on bail by Judge Kate Cornell

Rebecca Joynes, accompanied by her father Stuart (right), was released on bail by Judge Kate Cornell 

Rebecca Joynes pictured with her father Stuart and mother Mel, who run a café selling tea and cakes in Heswall

Rebecca Joynes pictured with her father Stuart and mother Mel, who run a café selling tea and cakes in Heswall

‘Now I think about it, it was emotional abuse,’ her victim told police.

‘She just basically mentally abused me. Then I sacrificed 18 months for a paedophile.’

She was incarcerated for several months before being released on bail due to the ‘intractable’ problem of her child’s impending birth.

The baby was removed from her custody just 24 hours after birth following an emergency court hearing.

In a shameless attempt to garner sympathy, Joynes turned up at court each day with a baby’s bonnet visibly tucked into her clothing, and cried as she told the court how she was only able to see her child three times a week. 

Joynes insisted she had done nothing wrong by embarking on a full-blown sexual relationship with her second victim from the summer of 2022.

‘I was in love with him, I was pregnant with his child,’ she said.

‘I wasn’t committing an offence by doing any of it.’

Following a two-week trial during which jaw-dropping detail emerged about her career suicide, Joynes was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust.

Joynes closed her eyes and grimaced, before she began visibly shaking as she stood in the dock as the guilty verdicts were returned by the jury foreman.

Her mother and father, sat in the public gallery, made no reaction but yards away the parents of the boys stifled cheers as Joynes was convicted.

She will be sentenced on July 4.

Adjourning the case, Judge Kate Cornell granted Joynes bail and gave her a last chance to see her baby before she is put behind bars. 

It can now be revealed that her barrister unsuccessfully attempted to argue that Joynes could not be guilty of sexual activity while in a position of trust in relation to the second boy as she had by then been suspended as a teacher.

Judge Kate Cornell rejected Michael O’Brien’s bid to throw those charges out, pointing out that Joynes was still being paid her salary at the time.

Judge Cornell said: ‘There’s a baby in this case who has done nothing wrong and is entirely innocent, and you will obviously want to see her before sentence is passed, I understand that.

Joynes denied six counts of sexual activity with a child, two of them while in a position of trust but was found guilty

Joynes denied six counts of sexual activity with a child, two of them while in a position of trust but was found guilty

The sacked maths teacher arriving at Manchester Crown Court on May 16

The sacked maths teacher arriving at Manchester Crown Court on May 16

Joynes pictured outside Manchester Crown Court alongside her father Stuart last Tuesday

Joynes pictured outside Manchester Crown Court alongside her father Stuart last Tuesday

Joynes was supported throughout the trial by her business owner father Stuart. Pictured: On Wednesday

Joynes was supported throughout the trial by her business owner father Stuart. Pictured: On Wednesday

‘But you must be under no illusion about what’s going to happen on July 4. You will have to serve what sentence I pass.’

Joynes left the courtroom escorted by her father, 54, who has supported his daughter throughout the case.

The tearoom owner, from an upmarket area in The Wirral, arrived with Joynes every morning at court, often with his arm around her waist.

Upon her guilty verdict, Jane Wilson, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said: ‘Rebecca Joynes is a sexual predator.

‘Joynes was entrusted with the responsibility of teaching and safeguarding children. She abused her position to groom and ultimately sexually exploit schoolboys. Her behaviour has had a lasting impact on them.

‘The CPS worked with Greater Manchester Police to build a strong case to put before the jury, including eyewitness testimony, phone evidence showing the messages sent by Joynes and CCTV footage.

‘I would like to thank the victims for supporting the prosecution. Joynes will now face the consequences of her actions.’

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