A teacher at a Christian school in Louisiana has been arrested for having sex with her 15 year-old student two years ago.
Amber Anderson, 27, was a math teacher at Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge when she had sex with the student multiple times between July and August of 2013. Court papers reveal that when she was caught, she apologized for “taking his innocence.”
The victim told police that he and Anderson started texting after he got her phone number from a fellow student. As time went on, “he and [Anderson] became extremely close to one another, and the messages began to become sexual in nature.”
The situation escalated to the boy and Anderson exchanging nude photos before they started having sex in July of 2013. They continued having sex until his mom found text messages between them on his phone a month later. Because he had already deleted most of the texts, his mother was unaware of the “intimate nature of he and the accused’s relationship.”
However, the mother found the messages she saw to be disturbing enough to cause her to confront Anderson and tell her to stop texting her son. She also reported the texts to the school administration, but they did nothing.
Dr. Jere Melinni, a pastor and founder of the school, has denied that he knew about the 2013 complaint.
“I do not know anything about this. This is the first day that I have heard anything of this nature,” he said, according to Daily Mail. “We would have taken care of it then and she would no longer have been working for us that day I heard.”
When authorities recently began investigating the case, they found the boy’s cell phone records corroborated the story about the affair, and that most of his communication with Anderson happened between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
That’s not exactly school hours.
When police confronted Anderson, she called the sexual affair a “mistake” and apologized for “taking the victim’s innocence.”
Anderson began teaching at the Christian Life Academy in 2012, and the boy is still a student there. She was relieved of all her duties when the allegations recently came to light.
Anderson was booked into prison this past Tuesday, and she is facing a charge of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. If she is convicted, she could spend up to three years in prison.