A music teacher facing trial for sexually assaulting two girls at a school in Chelmsford is facing six more charges relating to a further two victims.
Kieran Hope, 33, appeared in Chelmsford Magistrates Court today accused of three charges of sexual activity with a child and three charges of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust, relating to two girls aged 13 and 15 at the time of the offences.
Hope, of Keith Avenue, Wickford, had previously denied four counts of sexual assault, including two of sexual assault by a person in a position of trust.
Two of the counts related to a 17-year-old girl, who between 2008 and 2009 and the other counts to a second 17-year-old girl, between 2012 and 2013.
None of the victims or the school in Chelmsford can be named for legal reasons.
No plea was entered in Wednesday’s court appearance and magistrates sent the case to Chelmsford Crown Court.
Hope has been bailed until a plea hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court on October 26
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