A woman has been barred from a school after she was accused of having sex with 18 underage boys.
Melissa Ann Blair, 40, is accused of engaging in illicit activities with students at McMinn Central High School in Englewood in Tennessee, US, between Spring 2020 and December 2021, with authorities branding her a "prolific cougar".
Ms Blair is now facing more than 40 charges after an investigation into her behaviour was launched on December 9, 2021, prompted by a referral from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.
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In February 2022, she turned herself in and was slapped with 23 charges by the McMinn County grand jury for her alleged contact with nine boys.
These included 18 counts of aggravated statutory rape, four counts of human trafficking by patronising prostitution, and one count of solicitation of a minor.
The youngest alleged victim involved in the charges was 14 at the time, according to court records.
However, as investigators continued to probe they discovered there was more to the case than initially thought.
In June 2022, Ms Blair was charged with 20 more counts relating to allegations involving nine more alleged victims.
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These fresh charges included three counts of solicitation of a minor, four counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means, five counts of patronizing prostitution, six counts of aggravated statutory rape, sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means.
In a statement, McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy said Ms Blair was accused of communicating with the youngsters on social media and arranging to meet them, as well as swapping items for sexual encounters.
Authorities in the southern state said Ms Blair was a parent of students at McMinn Central High School when the incidents allegedly took place.
Ms Blair has since obtained a gag order meaning further details of her case can only be discussed by her lawyers.
She remains out of custody on a $1million (£783,000) bond. Conditions of her bail include an order to remain in her car when she picks up her children and a ban from being on school property.
Her trial was due to start this week but has been pushed back to October 2.
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