A former middle school teacher in Ohio is facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old student.
The Dayton Daily News reported that court documents filed Wednesday accused Jessica Langford, 32, of twice receiving oral sex, twice performing oral sex, and twice having intercourse with the teen on or around May 23. Cleveland.com indicated that the alleged encounter occurred inside Miamisburg Middle School, where the teacher worked.
School officials stated that Langford resigned a day after the alleged incident, as she was formally accused of inappropriate conduct and placed on administrative leave.
Records obtained by the Daily News said that Langford was first hired as a student-teacher in the fall of 2006 and the middle school employed her full time in August 2008.
The Daily Mail reported that the Centerville woman has been married for seven years and the couple has a 4-year-old daughter.
“Far too often we are hearing of people in trusting positions abusing their power,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. told WRGT last month.
“This teacher violated her position of trust and authority by engaging in a relationship and abusing a minor student.”
The ex-educator pleaded not guilty on November 21 to three counts of sexual battery and three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. She has since been released from jail on her own recognizance.
[Featured Image: Jessica Langford/Police provided]