A 35 year-old married teacher from Washington state has plead not guilty to child rape charges after being caught having sex with a 15 year-old student.
Stephanie McCrea was a drama and english teacher at Evergreen High School in Vancouver before she was arrested on January 27 for having sex with the boy.
According to court documents, the boy confessed that he would meet McCrea four or five times a week in her office, where they would kiss before school and after play rehearsals. She also performed oral sex on him at the school just before Christmas break.
The boy added that during his vacation, McCrea brought him to her home, where the two had sexual intercourse. They then met up with other drama students and went to a movie.
After the break was over, McCrea had sex with the boy on the school campus. When the boy threatened to reveal the abuse, McCrea threatened to kill herself. She also forced the boy to set up a fake Facebook account so they could community more easily without detection.
McCrea and her husband, with whom she has a nine year-old child, separated in December, and the teacher tried to kill herself two weeks before her arrest. Her lawyer is now arguing that she has suffered from mental health problems since a car accident in 2012.
According to Daily Mail, McCrea had been with the school since 2006, but she was placed on administrative leave after her arrest. She has since been charged with four counts of third-degree child rape, four counts of first-degree sexual misconduct and tampering with a witness.
McCrea is currently out of jail on $40,000 bail.