Hunter Day, a science teacher at an Oklahoma school, admitted that she had sex with the child. She was arrested after they found on the teenager’s smartphone a picture of her naked.
Hunter Day, a 22-year-old teacher from Yukon High School in Yukon, Okla., was arrested on Wednesday after authorities used the teen’s phone to arrange a meeting with her. Upon arriving at the scene, the agents found Day sitting on the floor of her room with the lights off and candles lit.
The officers indicated that Day admitted that she had sex with the teenager. She was charged with second-degree rape, possession of child pornography and soliciting sex from a minor using technology, officials with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement posted on Facebook.
“This is a classic case of a serious violation of public trust,” Canada County Sheriff Chris West said in the statement. “School teachers have a mission to protect and educate our children, not to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with them, ” he added.
The authorities indicated that they learned of the alleged relationship after receiving a complaint from the parents of the child , who found erotic photographs and text messages that the teacher had sent to the son’s cell phone.
When investigators arrived at Day’s house, they sent a text message from the boy’s phone saying “I’m here,” authorities said. Day responded with a message that said: “The doors are open as always.”
Authorities said Day, who was hired to teach science at Yukon High School at the beginning of the school year, cooperated fully and admitted the relationship. In addition, she confessed that she had received photos of the minor nude.