A former Tauranga teacher paid a teenager to have sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend, while he watched.
Andrew Loader, 49, pleaded guilty to a charge under the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 in Tauranga District Court today, the Sunlive website reported.
A charge of paying a 16-year-old for sexual services was withdrawn and replaced with one of contract sex with a person under 18.
Loader paid the man, who was in a consensual sexual relationship with the girl, to have sex while he watched. He was remanded on bail for sentencing on March 15.
The name of the school where he worked was suppressed. Loader no longer worked there, its principal told SunLive.
"We have been advised that no student at our school has been put at risk," the principal told the website.
The school board had promptly dealt with allegations, which were referred to the Teachers Council and police.
The offending did not take place at the school, nor involve any person attending it, Sunlive was told.