Rebecca Eileen Diebolt, a married female school teacher in California has been arrested after allegedly having inappropriate sexual relations with a former female student in her classroom.
The woman came to be arrested yesterday by detectives in Placentia on suspicion of allegedly sexually engaging with a person under the age of 18 while working at Valencia High School.
Present charges include oral copulation and sexual penetration with a person under the age of 18.
The arrest came after a former school student told police last week that she had a sexual relationship with Diebolt who is a language arts teacher as well as a swimming and water polo coach whilst attending school.
The relationship told the woman took place from 2004 to 2008, first beginning when she was 15 years old. During this time, the then student was enrolled as a language arts student with Diebolt.
The woman also added sexual encounters with the teacher took place in both the classroom as well as at Diebolt’s home.
They also took place after school had finished and on weekends.
Police added that the relationship started off casually but soon became sexual.
Staff at the school told NBC4 that Diebolt is a married with a family and that they are shocked by the allegations.
The relationship also continued after the alleged victim graduated from high school and went to college.
Detective say they are now working to establish if there are any more possible victims and are encouraging them to come forward.
At present it is not understood why the woman chose to come out now against her former teacher.
Rebecca Eileen Diebolt’s bail was set at $100 000.