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UK teacher Stephen Bowers, 35, accused of raping pupil, 15, after knowing she had a crush on him

In the dock: Teacher Stephen Bowers (outside Leeds Crown Court) has been accused of raping a 15-year-old pupil after he discovered she had a crush on him   A teacher allegedly raped a 15-year-old pupil he knew had a crush on him by reading her diary, a court heard yesterday. Stephen Bowers, 35, started a sexual relationship with the girl, kissing her in the school store cupboard and later taking her virginity at his house, a court was told. The illicit affair ended abruptly when he allegedly had sex with her against her will, again at his home. The girl claims Bowers