Married teacher Kandice Barber jailed for sex with pupil, 15, WON'T appeal sentence – as mum reveals she can't visit her

A MARRIED teacher jailed for sex with a 15-year-old pupil won't appeal her sentence – and her mum has revealed she can't visit her in prison.

Disgraced Kandice Barber, 35, was sentenced to six years and two months in jail after being convicted of having sex with the pupil in a field and sending him sordid topless pictures on Snapchat.


The mum-of-three was branded "beyond despicable" by the judge who sent her down.

And today, her mum said she won't be attempting to overturn her sentence – despite pleading not guilty and putting her young victim through a trial.

Speaking from her home in Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire, Dawn Green told The Sun: "She won't be appealing her sentence."

And Ms Green revealed her daughter is coping well in prison – despite being unable to have any visits.

"She's fine," Ms Green said.

"She's good. We talk frequently on the phone.

"I can't visit because of Covid."

TEACHER BEHAVED 'DESPICABLY'

The lad abused by Barber said he failed his GCSEs after his ordeal.

The court heard Barber added the teenager on Snapchat at a school football awards ceremony in September 2018 and started messaging him – and "within a week" the texts became sexual.

In a victim impact statement read to the court, the pupil said he'd been caused "stress and anxiety", and his family and friends had "suffered" too.

Barber was convicted of one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity at Amersham Law Courts in January.

The guilty verdict related to having sex with the boy in a field.

She was cleared of two other counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Jurors heard she had picked up the lad in her 4×4 before driving him to a field and having sex with him.



After, she continued to send him sordid messages – even while teaching him.

One message read: "You cannot make me blush when I am teaching now, poker face."

A schoolboy also claimed he saw messages from Barber, asking: "Do you prefer boobs or bum?”

It was heard during the trial that the lad had showed a pal a selfie showing the supply teacher bending over a bed.

Barber then "threatened" to bring the lad down if he reported her and falsely accused him of rape.

She was eventually arrested in March last year – four months after the headmaster saw an X-rated picture of her sweeping through the school.

Her husband Daniel defended his wife in court – telling jurors their marriage is as "strong" as ever.

HUSBAND STANDS BY PREDATOR MISS

The delivery driver, who previously referred to his wife as his "rock", said he was unaffected by his wife's conviction for sending X-rated pictures.

Jailing Barber at Aylesbury Crown Court, Recorder Dhaliwal said: “It matters not that you are female and the victim male.

"You also sent images, including a topless image of yourself, and a live video in which you were masturbating.

"All of these acts are tantamount to you grooming him and pulling him in, and with significant planning on your part.

"There is no doubt in my mind that you acted in gross breach of trust.

"You took advantage of a child in your care and groomed him for your own sexual gratification.

"You already had authority over him by the nature of your position, and to use threats to bring him down so he would comply with your demands to remain quiet, which is what I find that you did, is in my view beyond despicable."

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