A LEARNING mentor at a Southall school used his position to have sexual relationships with a string of underage girls, a court has heard.
Tony Duncan, 39, of Rose Gardens, Southall, is alleged to have had unlawful relationships with nine girls.
On one occasion, Duncan was said to have had sex with one of the girls at his home, after spending months pressing her for sexual favours.
He had originally met her when she was 13 years old in 2008 and is said to have initiated play fights and other contact with her in the months leading up the incident, which left her 'angry and in pain'.
After he was arrested and bailed following the first allegation this year, he remained in contact with the other girls, the jury was told.
Kaly Kaul, prosecuting, said: "He is clearly charismatic and may well have been good at his job. Unfortunately, he used his position to have relationships with nine teenage girls."
One girl was taken out of class by Duncan and he kissed her, it is alleged. He later showed her the date of the incident marked with a heart in his diary.
The jury heard how he invited her to his home where they had sex after playing computer games.
She described his bedroom and tattoos on his body to police, but he denies that she ever visited his home.
Another girl he was supposed to mentor ended up being groped by him in Jubilee Park, it is claimed.
And, during a school go-karting day trip, he is said to have made explicit comments to another girl.
Mr Kaul said Duncan said things such as: "I'm feeling horny, I can really turn you on, let's go to the little room, it will be a quick thing, you're a pretty girl, I can do it pretty quickly."
Duncan denies five counts of sexual activity with a child and six counts of inciting a child into sexual activity.
The trial continues.