EXCLUSIVE: Devoted fiance of teacher, 23, accused of sex with a boy, 14, is standing by his wife-to-be – as she makes a last-ditch bid to get out of prison in time for her wedding
- Monica Elizabeth Young is fighting to be released from custody
- The 23-year-old will apply for Supreme Court bail – her final chance at liberty
- Her fiance is standing by her, saying he doesn’t believe the charges
- Ms Young is accused of sex with boy, 14, including up to three times a day
- Sources close to the family say that their wedding was ‘not far off’
A teacher accused of sex with a 14-year-old boy has launched a last-ditch bid for freedom as her fiance stands by her ahead of their looming wedding.
Monica Elizabeth Young, 23, was charged with aggravated sexual intercourse with a teenage student and related offences last Friday.
The south-west Sydney woman has spent five nights in custody over the allegations, which include police claims she had sex with the teenage boy three times in one day.
Young’s worried partner ‘Moey’ Krayem is standing by her as she denies ‘sexual impropriety’ while facing up to 12 years’ imprisonment, if found guilty.
‘He is sticking by her,’ one insider said. ‘He doesn’t believe she did it’.
Teacher Monica Elizabeth Young (right) with her fiance, Moey Krayem. Ms Young has denied ‘sexual impropriety’ with a student via her barrister
Ms Young’s fiance is standing by her. The accused teacher is pictured on left and right
Another Lebanese community source said: ‘Moey is a good kid with a supportive family.
‘However this news would be a shock to them… to hear news like this would devastate the family as our community tend to have a big mouth.’
Following her arrest on Friday evening, Young’s partner insisted to Seven News that she was innocent.
‘She would never, ever, ever do something like that,’ he said.
Meanwhile, Daily Mail Australia can exclusively reveal Young has launched a bid for bail at the New South Wales Supreme Court.
Supreme Court bail is usually the last chance an accused person gets to be released before their charges are finalised, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Paperwork kicking off her fresh bid for release was lodged with the state’s highest court this week.
Young has twice been refused bail by local court magistrates in the past few days.
On Monday, concerns were raised about Young allegedly having contacted the pupil’s mother after learning of the police investigation into her.
The teacher was arrested and charged about 7am on Friday (pictured) and has spent five nights in custody over the allegations
Young is seen as she was marched into Bankstown Police Station to be charged
Friends said the pair’s wedding was ‘not far off’
Magistrate Glenn Walsh told the court that, according to material before him, Young contacted the parent to try and ‘explain away’ the alleged circumstances.
Her barrister Geoff Harrison told Mr Walsh she was in custody for the first time in her life, would obey ‘house arrest’ bail conditions and cough up $50,000 surety.
But a police prosecutor claimed she was an unacceptable risk given she had allegedly attempted to interfere in the investigation.
Young is charged with 10 offences which allegedly occurred over late June and early July. Mr Harrison said his client denies any ‘sexual impropriety’.
Young and her childhood sweetheart became engaged in about May 2017 and a ceremony was expected to be ‘not far off’.
She had liked the pages of several wedding photographers and a florist on Facebook.
However, the couple don’t live together in the same home and the fiance is understood to be Young’s junior by a ‘year or two’.
Young, a former Big W worker, was arrested at her family’s house in Sydney’s south-west last Friday.
Her bail bid is listed for callover in front of a Supreme Court registrar on Monday where a date will be set for a hearing.
Young’s lawyers were approached for comment on Wednesday.
TIMELINE OF CHARGES AGAINST MONICA YOUNG:
* June 24: Police claim she allegedly twice had sexual intercourse with a boy, 14, in her care and sexually touched him
* July 3: Young is accused of sexually touching the boy and having sexual intercourse with him three times
* July 4 to July 6: Young is accused of doing a sexual act toward a child and inciting him to do it toward her.
A well-placed source said this charge relates to her allegedly sending an explicit Snapchat video and asking for one in return
* July 10: Young is arrested at home and charged. Fiance says he’s doesn’t believe the charges
* July 13: Young is refused bail; lawyer denies ‘sexual impropriety’
* July 20: Young’s Supreme Court bail bid to be mentioned in court