LAKEWOOD (CBSLA.com) – A 52-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on allegations she had a three-year sexual relationship with a female student while a teacher at Lakewood High School.
Mary Jahn of Lakewood was taken into custody on four felony counts of sexual penetration with a foreign object, three counts of lewd acts upon a child and two counts of oral copulation with a person under 18.
Jahn began a sexual relationship with a then 15-year-old girl in July 2008, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The relationship continued through July 2011. The victim did not report the alleged molestation to authorities until earlier this year, the DA said.
Jahn worked as an English teacher at Lakewood High School from 2006 until May 11, when she was placed on leave at the outset of an investigation, according to a statement released by the Long Beach Unified School District.
Jahn will be arraigned in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Long Beach Thursday afternoon. Prosecutors are asking she be held on $750,000 bail.
If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of eight years and four months in state prison.
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