Female teacher accused of grooming one of her students allegedly ‘exposed’ the child to an ‘indecent photo’ that police are still trying to access in ‘phone downloads,’ court hears
- Teacher Chelsea Jane Edwards charged
- She worked at Indooroopilly State High School
Police are still trying to access ‘phone downloads’ between a high school teacher and the 15-year-old child she allegedly groomed, a court has heard.
Chelsea Jane Edwards, 28, a teacher at Indooroopilly State High School in Brisbane, was charged in March with two counts of grooming and one count of indecent treatment of a child under 16.
Police allege in court documents Ms Edwards had contact with the child on various occasions from July to September 2022, when the grooming offences allegedly began.
Ms Edwards allegedly ‘wilfully exposed’ the child to an indecent photo in September.
Police allege Chelsea Jane Edwards (pictured above), 28, groomed a child, 15, on various occasions in July to September 2022
Ms Edwards was teaching at Indooroopilly State High School in Brisbane
The documents further allege she engaged in conduct with the intent to ‘procure’ the child to engage in a sexual act in Queensland between July 7 and September 14, 2022.
Ms Edwards did not appear before Brisbane Magistrates Court when her matter was briefly mentioned on Monday.
Ms Edwards’ solicitor, Alex Somers, told the court he was still waiting for the full brief of evidence to be handed over from police.
The Director of Public Prosecutions prosecutor told the court that officers were still trying to access ‘phone downloads’ of Ms Edwards and the alleged victim ‘together’.
The court heard the arresting officer was also still to give a full statement but was currently on leave.
Magistrate Mark Nolan ordered the downloads and the full brief of evidence be disclosed to the defence by June 26.
Ms Edwards (pictured above) allegedly ‘wilfully exposed’ a 15 year old child to an indecent photo in September 2022
The matter was adjourned to July 24 for further mention.
Ms Edwards remains on bail after she was ordered to hand over her passport to police in March.
According to the school’s website, Ms Edwards acted as a sports co-ordinator.
Indooroopilly is one of the largest state schools in Queensland, with a student body of more than 2500 children.