A teacher has gone on trial accused of groping a schoolgirl and lifting up her shirt in his classroom.
Fredrick McIntosh is accused of making lewd comments towards the girl, then aged 16, and punching the girl on the bottom and hitting her with a newspaper.
He is also accused of walking up behind her and lifting up the then fifth-year pupil's shirt.
The girl, now aged 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told Dundee Sheriff Court on Wednesday that she was "shocked" by the modern studies teacher's "inappropriate" behaviour.
She said that on one occasion she had been trying to put rubbish in a bin and had squeezed past the teacher's desk when he reached out and punched her on the bottom.
The teenager said: "Another time we were just going up the corridor and he struck me on the bottom with a newspaper. He came up behind me and did that, I got a shock. I felt uncomfortable with it, teachers shouldn't be doing that to you.
"On another occasion I had had my belly button pierced and was showing my friends. He came up from behind me and put his arms round me and lifted up my top. His head was over my shoulder looking down."
John Macdonald, defending, put it to the girl that she had made the story up.
The girl wept as she replied: "No, I've not gained anything from this. I'm telling the truth today.”
McIntosh, 66, of Lochee Road, Dundee, denies engaging in sexual activity with or directed towards the girl while working as a high school teacher.
The incidents are alleged to have taken place between December 1, 2010 and February 17, 2011.
The trial, before Sheriff Elizabeth Munro, continues.
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