- Hani Hersi, 36, allegedly had full intercourse with the child, between 2014-15
- Hersi, from north London, also accused of kissing child on multiple occasions
- Quran tutor denied three counts of sexual activity with a child at crown court
A Muslim woman has been accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy during a year-long campaign of alleged abuse.
Quran tutor Hani Hersi, 36, allegedly had full intercourse with the child, who cannot be identified, between December 2014 and January 2015.
According to charges Hersi also kissed the teen on multiple occasions when she ‘didn’t reasonably believe that he was of or over the age of 16’.
Today she arrived at Wood Green Crown Court in London, with a black veil draped over her hair and face.
But Judge Rosa Dean demanded to know why one had been booked when they had not been required during Hersi’s first appearance.
She removed her veil before entering the dock and pleading not guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child.
The defendant had asked for an Arabic interpreter to help translate during her hearing.
She said: ‘Who booked the interpreter? Because it wasn’t required at the magistrates’ court.
‘It was made quite plain on the sending sheet that an interpreter wasn’t required.’
Brinda Soora, defending, replied: ‘I was quite surprised to see an interpreter as well.’
Hersi denied three charges of sexual activity with a child at Wood Green Crown Court
When the barrister asked Hersi if she needed an interpreter she said: ‘Some kind of words I don’t understand.’
Judge Dean told the defendant: ‘The trial will take place in August and in the meantime you have to comply with your bail condition.’
Hersi’s trial has been listed in the warned list at Wood Green Crown Court in August.