WAYNOKA, Okla. -- An Oklahoma teacher has admitted to having sex with a student multiple times in the teacher's lounge at the school.
Officials say it was an anonymous tip that led to 32-year-old Daresa Poe admitting she had been sexually involved with a student, KFOR reported.
Poe and the student had allegedly been meeting up since December. Both admitted to having sex in Poe's home, in the student's vehicle and several times in the Waynoka School teacher's lounge.
When Poe was questioned by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday, she had allegedly just had sex with the student in his truck hours before.
Waynoka School officials said Poe has been suspended with pay.
Officials told 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 is charged with one count of sexual battery and six counts of second-degree rape.
Poe released the following statement:
“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.”
She posted a $10,000 bond and is awaiting her next court date on Feb. 10.