A California man has alleged that he had sex with his former high school teacher, who was arrested separately this week on unlawful sex charges two weeks after she gave birth to a baby allegedly fathered by another former student at her school.
Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, formerly employed at Citrus Valley High School, “was arrested Monday night after questioning at her home,” Redlands, Calif., police spokesman Carl Baker told ABCNews.com Wednesday. The school district has terminated her contract.
Whitehurst, 28, was an adviser to the then-16-year-old student who allegedly fathered her child. The teen’s name has not been released, but police said he graduated in June.
“The sexual relationship began last summer and continued for nearly a year,” Baker said. “The victim’s mother reported the relationship to school officials, who called Redlands Police on Monday.
“The baby is with its mother or her family. … There is no other official information [on the child],” Baker added
Cmd. Shawn Ryan of the Redlands Police Department said at a news conference Monday that Whitehurst “was open about her pregnancy and that the school district knew.”