28 year-old Jennifer Sexton was a middle school English teacher in Oklahoma…until she quit her job and had sex with her 15 year-old student. Sexton followed the student on his summer vacation to Mississippi, over 650 miles away, and had sex in a hotel room.
Sexton quit her job in April after teachers became suspicious of her relationship with the student. Some are angry that she was not arrested right away, but District Attorney Eric Yarborough says they did not have the proof.
“People seeing a teacher alone with a child may or may not be anything. It could just be innocent contact,” he said, according to The Daily Mail. “The child said nothing’s going on, she’s just a nice teacher.”
In reality, the two had sex multiple times during the school year before she followed him on his summer vacation. The boy says one tryst even happened at the home of Sexton’s pastor father.
The two were finally caught together at a Best Western in Mississippi, and Sexton was promptly arrested. She now faces three counts of second-degree rape, two counts of enticing a child, and one of forcible sodomy.