A science teacher is accused of sexually abusing and sexting an underage student. Hunter Day, 22, was arrested on Wednesday for second-degree rape, facilitating sexual contact with a minor and possession of child pornography charges, KWTV reports. She teaches at Yukon High School in Yukon Oklahoma and is married to the school’s football coach.
The victim’s parents contacted the sheriff’s office after finding inappropriate photographs on the boy’s cell phone. Police have not revealed the exact age of the victim.
“This is a classic case of a serious breach of public trust. School teachers are entrusted to protect and educate our children, not to engage in an unlawful sexual relationship with them,” Chris West, Canadian County Sheriff Chris West told KWTV.
On the day of Day’s arrest, police said she and the victim had set up a meeting.. When deputies arrived at Day’s home, they texted her from the boy’s phone, saying, “I’m here.”
Day allegedly responded: “The doors [sic] unlocked as usual.”
After letting themselves in, police allegedly they found her sitting on the floor with the lights turned off. She was wearing a Christmas cat T-shirt and workout shorts.
According to KWTV, Day allegedly admitted to sending “bra and panty” photos of herself to the student. She also allegedly admitted to receiving photos of the boy’s genitals.
According to KOKH, Yukon County Schools District released a statement, “This behavior was representative of a very poor decision by a person entrusted with teaching our students. The safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority. Yukon utilizes application references, interviewing protocols and state background checks prior to hiring any employee in the district in an effort to protect our students. None of these security checks revealed anything that would have alerted the district to the possibility of this event."
Day had been working for the school district for about six months. It is unclear is she has a lawyer at this time. Her bond has been set at $85,000.
[Photos: Canadian County Sheriff’s Department]
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