Sunday 25 February 2018

Substitute teacher to face trial on charges of 'having sex with student'

Loryn Barclay (Image: Monet City Police Department)
Loryn Barclay (Image: Monet City Police Department) Newsdesk Newsdesk

A substitute teacher in Missouri has been charged in connection with alleged sexual contact with a former student.

Loryn Barclay (24), a former teacher in the Monett school district  faces charges on four counts of sexual contact with a student by a teacher.

A local officer who works as a school resource officer with the school received an anonymous tip-off about a potential relationship between the young professional and her student.

The officer, Jay Jastal, spoke with the student (17) who allegedly confirmed he and the teacher engaged in sex and oral sex on multiple occasions in a park and in his home, the Monett Times reports.

According to the police officer when he spoke to Barclay she also made an admission of an "inappropriate relationship".

"When we became aware of potential involvement with a student, we followed all procedures by informing the Children's Division," Brad Hanson, Monett superintendent told the publication.

"We had a conversation with her and she was not employed from then on. We learned about it the day of her exit as an employee. We dealt with it swiftly.

"The district followed all compliance issues and followed through with everything we needed to do, and now, we'll let the legal side do it's work."

Barclay will stand trial at a later date.

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