A MARRIED teaching assistant tore off a schoolboy’s towel and had sex with him on his bed, a court heard.

Elaine McKay, 58, is accused of seducing the boy, 15, while working at the Clacton Coastal Academy.

She allegedly exchanged explicit texts with the teen and sent him photographs of herself naked and posing suggestively with a cucumber and a sex toy.

It led to the pair having sex when McKay visited his home to give his family a cake, Chelmsford Crown Court was told.

His relatives were not in and the teen, who cannot be named, went and had a shower.

On his return, McKay was waiting in his bedroom, ripped off his towel and had sex with him.

In a video recording of a police interview played to jurors, he said: “No one was in and it was just me.

“I just said: ‘Come in and have a tea’ or something like that. I made her tea.

“I got in the shower. I got out of the shower and she was in my bedroom. I just had the towel around me. I walked straight into my room and she was there. She just took the towel off me. We just had sex.”

He said the texts and messages on Facebook and Whats- App started as a little joke.

It led to McKay sending him pictures of herself naked and posing in underwear, and he sent her naked photographs of himself.

Asked by police if anything stood out about McKay, he said: “She’s old.” He said the pair were not in a meaningful relationship and it was just a bit of fun.

He revealed McKay was worried about what might happen if she was found out.

McKay, of Banister Close, Clacton, denies intentionally touching a boy aged 15 by having sex with him and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. She has admitted causing a child to look at sexually explicit images and accepts there may have been some inappropriate behaviour between the pair, but it never amounted to sexual activity.

Teaching assistant denies having sex with schoolboy

* The trial continues