Head teacher abused girl 'all the time' - court

Neil Foden
Neil Foden appeared in Mold Crown Court for the second day of his trial [BBC]

A teenager told police how a former high school head teacher sexually abused her "all the time", a court has heard.

Neil Foden, 66, from Old Colwyn, Conwy, was in charge of Ysgol Friars in Bangor, and strategic head of Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, Penygroes, both in Gwynedd.

He is on trial at Mold Crown Court alleged to have preyed on five youngsters - Mr Foden has denied any wrongdoing.

None of the complainants can be identified.

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On Tuesday, the jury - made up of seven women and five men - watched the main complainant's video interview to police.

She has been named Child A to protect her identity.

Mr Foden was arrested after Child A showed an adult an image of them in his car and screenshots of conversations referring to oral sex.

In the police interview the teenager said Mr Foden had warned her she must never say what they were doing and had to “take it to the grave” and not tell anyone.

Child A told detectives the pair began to exchange messages on WhatsApp.

She said: “He would say he loved me. After a while it got a bit more sexual.

“After we kissed a few days later he put his hands down my pants, so the text messages would be like, what he wanted to do to me.”

The officer then asked about the first time he molested her by penetrating her with his fingers.

She said: “I got really nervous because I have never had a boy do that before.

“He said it was fine. He carried on anyway. He was just carrying on if that makes sense, so I just let him do it.”

The officer asked: “How many times did he do that?”

She replied: “After that, all the time.”

Neil Foden
Mr Foden denies any wrongdoing [PA]

She added that Mr Foden would pick her up in his car and he would drive them to secluded areas in country lanes, where she said Mr Foden would molest her.

Four other children have also alleged sexual offences against the defendant.

All the alleged offences are said to have occurred over a four year period.

Mr Foden has denied any sexual contact between himself and any children.

The defendant, of Old Colwyn, North Wales, denies 13 counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of sexual activity with a child in a position of trust, and one count each of causing or inciting child sexual activity, attempting to arrange the commission of a child sex offence, sexual communication with a child, possession of indecent photographs of a child and sexual assault of a child.

The trial continues.