Primary school deputy headteacher, 44, charged over rape of girl under 13 poses as cheerleader as parents speak of shock
A PRIMARY school deputy headteacher charged over the rape of a baby was pictured posing as a cheerleader earlier than her arrest.
Julie Morris, 44, has been charged with aiding the rape of a girl under 13 – with parents of pupils at St George’s Central Church of England Primary School close to Wigan telling of their shock.
Pictures have now emerged of Morris – who was one of three little one safety officers on the 340-pupil school – posing in an Alice in Wonderland costume for the school’s prospectus and as a cheerleader on social media.
Maths and RE trainer Julie has labored at St George’s Central Church of England Primary School for 10 years.
Parents had been advised of the alleged offences on Wednesday in a letter from the headteacher – Mark Grogan.
He highlighted: “It is important to emphasise that the charges in relation to the alleged offences are not connected with our school.”
The head added that he realises that it “will come as a shock for everyone within the school community”.
Julie Morris is accused of aiding and abetting the rape of a girl under 13 and inciting sexual exercise with a baby.
Meanwhile, David Morris, 52 – who isn’t considered associated or married to Julie – was charged with three counts of rape of a girl under 13 and inciting a girl under 13 to interact in sexual exercise.
Some surprised parents advised of their shock as they collected their children from the school on Friday, stories the Mail on Sunday.
One mum advised the outlet: “All my youngsters have gone to this school and to say I’m shocked is an understatement. I actually hope it’s not true.
“It’s sad the school has been dragged into it.”
Another added: “I’ve nothing unhealthy to say about her.
“The charges are very serious and what makes it more shocking is that she is a deputy head in charge of young children.
“In my mind it’s innocent until proven guilty.”
Merseyside police revealed the alleged rape was “unrelated” to Julie’s job – that means the alleged sufferer isn’t considered a pupil.
A spokesman stated: “We can affirm that two individuals have been charged with little one intercourse offences that are alleged to have taken place in Eccleston.
“David Morris has been charged with three counts of rape of a girl under 13 and inflicting and inciting a girl under 13 to interact in sexual exercise.
“Julie Morris has been charged with aiding and abetting the rape of a girl under 13 and inciting sexual exercise with a baby under 13. Julie Morris is employed within the training sector in Wigan.
“We are working carefully with Greater Manchester Police and Wigan Council to make sure that sufficient safeguarding measures are in place.
“The offences for which she has been charged are not related to her employment in Wigan.”
They are each attributable to seem earlier than a choose at Liverpool Crown Court on October 4.
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