The downfall of society continues.
Just like teacher Alexandria Vera got pregnant by one of her students, the same has seemed to happen to a 36-year-old teacher named Laura Lynn Cross.
The former English teacher at Bucthel High School in Akron had partly adopted the unnamed student when she allowed him to move in with her thanks to a “partial parental custody” arrangement. Cross convinced the teen’s mother that she could continue to “mentor” him. And “mentoring” meant having sex with him it seems because Cross and the student had a three year sexual relationship which started when the boy starting at just age 14.
Charges were only filed recently after the boy’s father reached out to police once an anonymous tipster told him that his son and Cross had a baby together.
The victim’s father claims that he warned staff at the school and informed Tallmadge Police as early as 2012. News 5 Cleveland, who spoke to the dad, reported that charges were filed but Cross did resign in January 2015.
“First of all, she’s a schoolteacher”, he said of the mother-of-two. “To get aroused by a child basically you have to be a sick individual.” He also accuses the former teacher of convincing the boy’s mum — who had custody — to let him move in with her through a court-approved “partial parental custody” arrangement.
“I was told by the school that she had a ‘hold’ on him and he was not cooperating so basically they can’t do nothing with it.” He added: “She is a 30-year-old woman with a 14 and 15 year old boy. She is getting sexually aroused off him.”
Cross has been charged with sexual battery and is currently being held in the Summit County Jail on a $100,000 bond.