A former Oranga Tamariki social worker who used pornography and drugs to sexually groom a teen in her care then encouraged him to lie to police and "destroy" all the evidence.

The details of her offending can now be revealed by the Herald following the woman's sentencing on Friday in the Auckland District Court.

While entrusted by the state to care for children she instead started grooming a then 15-year-old with a series of messages, cannabis and sexually explicit photographs.

After police began investigating, following a tip-off from a concerned family member, the woman attempted to pervert the course of

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