Married Bible teacher accused of having sex with a student

Married Bible teacher accused of having sex with a student

A married Bible teacher was arrested and fired for allegedly having sex with a student, police said.

Suzanne Owen, 35, was charged Thursday with custodial sexual battery after allegations she had a sexual relationship with a student enrolled at Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers, Florida, The News-Press reported.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said the educator, who taught Bible and Spanish classes, exchanged text messages with the minor for several weeks before they had intercourse.

She was arrested Wednesday just days after the pair reportedly met up off campus to have sex. It’s unclear how authorities became aware of the alleged misconduct.

Owens was released following her Thursday arraignment on $50,000 bail.

School officials fired the 35-year-old Wednesday and told parents they weren’t “aware of the report of the incident” until she was arrested.

“We are deeply saddened and express our sincere sympathy to any and all victims of sexual assault,” school officials said in a statement, according to news station WINK.

Owen’s husband is employed as a soccer coach at the school and her three children are students, the News-Press reported.

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