London, Aug 4 (ANI): Two Brit schoolgirls have accused their teacher's husband for sexually assaulting them.
When the girls' teacher showed her class a picture of her husband, one of her pupils recognised him as the man who had allegedly sexually assaulted her, Exeter Crown Court heard.
The 17-year-old girl recognised Dalton Hippolyte and revealed that he had sexually abused her at a party 18 months earlier.
Another girl, 15, also claimed Hippolyte - known as Chopper - had abused her at the same party when she was 13, reports The Telegraph.
Prosector Tom Bradnock told the jury that the girls were part of a larger group of teenagers who were befriended by St Lucian-born Hippolyte.
The defendant, now 26, was well liked and was seen as a 'mentor or big brother figure'.
The court heard that Hippolyte was so trusted by the mother of the 13-year-old girl that she asked him to stay for one night at the family home in 2006 to look after her children because she was called away to care for her sick mother.
But he allegedly bought cider and lager for the teenagers who decided to have a party while the mother was away.
During the party, the 13-year-old drank alcohol and went upstairs to the toilet, but the jury heard Hippolyte refused to let other girls at the party see her.
The jury heard Hippolyte later went to the room where a 15-year-old girl was sleeping and tried to molest her.
The allegations only came to light when the older girl's teacher was asked by pupils during a Valentine's Day discussion if they could see a picture of her husband. (ANI)