A FEMALE teacher has pleaded guilty to romping with a 14-year-old student five times in her car in order to put him "out of his misery".
Monica Elizabeth Young, 24, was accused of bombarding the teen with Snapchat messages which said she was "waiting for him" while begging him to send X-rated photos.
The western Sydney teacher was initially charged with 10 offences including multiple counts of aggravated sexual intercourse of a child aged 14-16 after being arrested on July 10 last year.
Investigators previously said she was charged with assaulting the boy on five separate occasions – including at school and in her car.
The court was also told how she sent pictures of herself along with suggestive messages including one of her lying in bed with the caption “I’m waiting for you.”
Young was due to stand trial in September over allegations she repeatedly sexually assaulted the boy last summer – but pleaded not guilty to a total of 12 charges on February 8.
On Tuesday, she pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old.
Her barrister Margaret Cunneen SC told District Court Judge Kate Traill: “My client was very anxious to avoid the situation where [the boy] had to endure another weekend of concern about having to do this.
“Because of the time taken to make this decision, that has occurred.
“They were certainly my instructions from Ms Young, to put him out of his misery, as it were, as soon as possible.”
It was previously alleged a piece of CCTV evidence showed Young’s hands moving to the boy’s groin.
In the footage, she also allegedly places the teenager’s hands inside her tights.
Her lawyers previously described the CCTV evidence as being “exaggerated”.
On Tuesday, Young replied “Guilty, your honour” three times as the charges were read out at the Downing Centre District Court in Sydney, Australia, news.com.au reports.
The charges against her were aggravated due to the child being under her authority at the time, the court heard.
She will remain on bail until her sentence hearing, where prosecutor Alexander Terracini said he would argue prison time is “the only option”.
Ms Cunneen SC told the court Ms Young would have psychiatric and psychological reports prepared before she is sentenced.
If convicted of the crime, Young could now face up to 12 years in jail.
Ms Young will be sentenced on June 24.
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