Teacher admits to having sex with student in teachers’ lounge

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WOODS COUNTY, Okla. -- An Oklahoma teacher admitted to having sex with a student multiple times, including in the teacher's lounge.

KFOR reports that an anonymous tip led to 32-year-old Daresa Poe confessing that she had been sexually involved with a student.

According to a Woods County affidavit, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation questioned Poe and the student only hours after the two had sex in the student’s pickup.

The two had allegedly been meeting up since December and both admitted to having sex in Poe's home, in the student’s vehicle, and several times in the teacher’s lounge.

The affidavit includes a written confession by Poe:

“I am Daresa Poe, a wife, mother and teacher. I have made a horrible mistake. I have let my judgment falter and I am embarrassed and mortified for the decisions I have made in the last two weeks. I have had sexual intercourse with a student. I am so very sorry for the [decisions] I have made. I would take it back in a heartbeat if the chance was given to me…I hold a position of importance where people and student[s] look up to me and I have failed. For this I am truly sorry.”

Poe, who has been a teacher at Waynoka School for six years, has been suspended with pay, KFOR reports.

Officials tell KFOR the student involved is 18-years-old. Under Oklahoma law, sexual behavior between a student and teacher is illegal until the student is 21.

Poe faces one sexual battery charge, and 6 counts of second degree rape.

She was released on $10,000 bond, and is awaiting her next court date on Feb. 10.

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