A GCSE music teacher who was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy pupil was acquitted of all charges by a jury on Friday.

Emma Ginger, 36, was cleared of sexually assaulting her 15-year-old pupil at a sixth-form party on July 17, 2021.

Ginger, of Thame, had been charged on two counts of sexual activity with a child under the age of 16 but was acquitted unanimously by the jury.

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Appearing in the dock at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday, Ginger, stood as the jury announced the verdicts on both counts.

Judge Jonathan Cooper spoke after the jury had departed.

He told Ginger, who was a music teacher at a school in Buckinghamshire, that she was free to leave the dock.

He said: "That is the end of proceedings in their entirety."

The 36-year-old teacher was accused of touching the pupil's private parts over his clothing before allegedly forcibly kissing him and attempting to put her tongue in his mouth whilst at the sixth form party.

Ginger was cleared of these matters on Thursday and Friday.

The court had previously heard allegations that she became "black-out" drunk before groping and kissing the 15-year-old boy whilst sat on a sofa.

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Judge Jonathan Cooper ordered that the school where the teacher and pupil met should not be identified although the media was allowed to report that it was in Buckinghamshire.

The head of music had faced a trial in which she admitted getting very drunk at the sixth form party she attended - a decision the prosecution described as inappropriate.

James McCrindell, defence counsel for Ginger, told the jury that the defence believed the complainant had made "untrue statements.

Mr McCrindell pointed to one particular issue, saying that the victim had claimed that Ginger had grabbed his friend's breasts during the party, claiming that he had seen "video evidence" during his cross-examination.

However, the defence barrister pointed out that when the same friend gave evidence in court, she said Ginger had never done anything inappropriate to her.

Mr McCrindell said of the boy: "This is somebody who makes untrue statements about Mrs Ginger. It is not for her to prove why an untrue allegation has been made against her.

He told the jury: "Can we really say that she was a liar?"

The court had earlier heard from Julian Lynch, prosecuting who said Ginger had been "the boy's teacher for a while".

Mr Lynch said: "You'll hear him describe her as a fun teacher. 

"She would go to parties with students outside of school hours and said the boy looked attractive or smelled nice."