A high school teacher in the United States has been charged after allegedly "seducing a 15-year-old student and having sex with him in her car".
Corissa McCalister of Steubenville, Ohio, was arrested on Friday, April 23, and charged with two counts of sexual battery, reports Harrison County Prosecutor Lauren Knight.
According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, the mother of the alleged victim told school staff about the allegations and the 21-year-old teacher was subsequently arrested after the authorities were informed, reports WTOV.
County Sheriff Joe Myers said the alleged sex is said to have taken place March 30, 2021, at the Harrison County Fairgrounds when McCalister drove the teenage student home.
It's understood that McCalister has been put on administrative leave and was released from jail after posting $100,000 bail.
None of the allegations happened on school grounds.
Myers alleges that McCalistser parked at the fairgrounds in Cadiz, Ohio, and had sex with the child, reports WTRF.
According to her LinkedIn profile, McCalister graduated from St Francis University Loretto, Pennsylvania, in 2020, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish education and minors in English literature and Spanish health services.
McCalister received the 2020 Spanish Award, given to the best overall Spanish major.
Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey M Monforton said: "I am deeply saddened by news of the allegations and I offer my prayers for healing for the victim and the victim’s family as well as the school community."
A Diocesan Response Team will be reaching out to the alleged victim’s family and the school community to provide support, the school's headteacher has said.
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