Female teacher charged with sexual misconduct

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Associated Press

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 6:03 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — A 37-year-old female King County, Wash., high school teacher accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old male student has been charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor.

The King County prosecutor says Barbara J. Anderson was charged Tuesday. School officials have placed the Kentlake High School math teacher on paid leave. It was not immediately known if she was represented by a lawyer.

Documents filed in King County Superior Court say investigators began looking at the case after the boy told an uncle that he had sex with a teacher. The teen's mother told King County sheriff's investigators that her son and the teacher exchanged nearly 800 text messages from Jan. 25 to Feb. 21.

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