Thursday, May 29, 2008

Female sub charged with seeting up relationship with 18 year old student

A 27 year old Oil City, LA woman was arrested for having sex with an 18 year old student while serving as his substitute teacher. She was also charged with having a 16 year old student set up the sexual relationship with the 18 year old and telling the teenage girl about the sexual acts.

Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Monica Michelle Martin, 27, of Oil City, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Martin is accused of having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student whom she met while working as a substitute at North Caddo High School in Vivian. Their relationship started around March and continued until recently, said Detective Robert Greer, who investigated the case.

During the relationship, the two would meet at Martin's apartment, a Bossier City motel and at other locations. Martin also purchased the teenager a phone so they could communicate and paid a parking ticket issued to him, investigators said.

Martin was arrested and taken to the Caddo Correctional Center, but bonded out after posting $1641.50, according to desk personnel. According to officials, she did not realize she was committing a crime. According to Prator, "She said she thought it was ok because the person was eighteen."

It wasn't, because a law passed last year prohibits sex between High School students and teachers when the student is under 20. First-offense prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student is punishable by 6 months in jail and a $1000 fine, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor through a lewd or immoral act is 2 years in prison and a $1000 fine.

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