Relief teacher charged with having sex with student
A former secondary school relief teacher was charged on Monday with four counts of having sex with a student between 2009 and 2010.
Ross Ryan Kristiaensen, 30, allegedly had consensual sex with the 13-year-old girl at his flat on Dec 3, 2009 and at an unknown unit in Bayshore Road on Dec 31 that year; and two more times in June and Oct 10 the following year when she had turned 14.
His lawyer, Mr Peter Fernando, requested time to take full instructions from his client. The case has been adjourned to Dec 17.
If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to 10 years or fine or to both.