After allegedly bombarding an adolescent pupil with images of herself in her underwear and pleading with him for sex, a FEMALE instructor was arrested.
The 16-year-old kid and 25-year-old Rikki Lyn Laughlin allegedly had a sexual relationship when she messaged him on the internet.
It has been reported that Laughlin also sent him an explicit video and invited him to her house so they could have sex when her husband was gone.
The single mother, who was employed at a Missouri high school, even gave him a kiss in class.
The adolescent, who has not been identified, reportedly informed police that she initially contacted him on the picture-based social media platform Snapchat.
He informed them that Laughlin had sent him videos and photos of herself in the nude before requesting that he send them pictures in exchange.
Then, according to reports, she begged him to remove the graphic material because she was worried about getting into legal problems or that someone would find out.
He may have removed some of them, but it seems he showed the police multiple others. The Riverfront Times reported that after the student stated that “things progressed fast,” police allegedly discovered footage similar to what he had described on her phone.
Laughlin is now being prosecuted for possessing child porn, interfering with a victim, attempting statutory rape, abusing minors for sex, and trafficking in children for sex.
She may spend up to 20 years in jail for her accusations of tampering with tangible evidence and one misdemeanor count of giving pornographic materials to a kid.
Apparently the boy gave reasons “because he did not feel comfortable” for not meeting with her.
The teen initiated contact, according to Laughlin, who told the police that he did not reject the relationship.
She claimed: “I was not aware he was a minor until yesterday.”
The school district Superintendent Tim Webster said: “The District takes these matters seriously and reported allegations to appropriate outside agencies, including law enforcement.
“We have been actively cooperating with these agencies since the initial report.”
She has been suspended from her workplace at St. James High School.
Laughlin’s bail has been set at just over £80,000 as she is set to appear in court in November.
It comes after a former teacher in Iowa was charged with sexually abusing at least three of her students, each aged between 13 and 14.
The 24-year-old Cassidy Sue Kraus was charged with sending the kids x-rated Snapchats and engaging in horrendous sex crimes against them.