A ballet instructor has gone on trial accused of getting intercourse with two college students and sexually abusing an additional seven.
Jonathan Barton, 40, is accused of repeatedly having intercourse with two college students at a dance faculty in Argyll.
He can be accused with having intercourse with one of many two at numerous instances when she was aged between 16 and 18 in a automotive in Argyll and at a resort in Stirling.
Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard Barton, who denies all the fees in opposition to him, is alleged to have repeatedly rubbed his physique in opposition to one other teenage pupil throughout personal dance classes on the faculty.
He can be accused of sexually assaulting one other woman on the dance faculty, who’s listed in one other cost as his pupil, on numerous events from the age of 15.
He is alleged to have kneeled in entrance of her and put his head near her crotch, in abuse which is claimed to have continued for a number of years.
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He is additional charged with sexually assaulting 5 different college students on the faculty, in some instances touching their interior thigh or placing his head close to their crotch.
The costs span a time-frame from between 2004 and 2019.
The majority of the alleged victims, who can’t be named for authorized causes, had been aged 16 or 17 when the alleged abuse started.
The trial, earlier than Sheriff William Gallacher, continues.