Jennifer Sexton Caswell, an Oklahoma teacher faces a variety of sex crimes after following one of her students during his summer vacation 650 miles away, where she allegedly sexually engaged the 15 year old boy in a Mississippi hotel room.
Amid suspicions in the community that something inappropriate was going on between her and the student, the English teacher had quit her job at Hollis Middle School just two months before.
‘People seeing a teacher alone with a child may or may not be anything. It could just be innocent contact,’ Harmon County Assistant District Attorney Eric Yarborough told the Oklahoman.
Until the June arrest, those hunches were all authorities had to go on as the 15 year old boy was uncooperative.
‘The child said nothing’s going on, she’s just a nice teacher,’ said Yarborough.
That said, the unnamed boy would reveal that there had been several sexual encounters with his former English school teacher before they were caught together in a Best Western where they had had sex several times.
The boy told police they had sex in Sexton’s classroom for the first time just days before she resigned.
They also allegedly had sex in her SUV and in her home.
The boy even said they had sex in the home of Sexton’s pastor father.
A month before Sexton drove her SUV to Olive Branch, Mississippi and allegedly picked up the victim from a church, she won a divorce from her husband and took back her maiden name, Caswell. It is not necessarily understood to what degree the divorce may have affected the woman’s decision in pursuing the victim?
Pursuant to turning herself in the former teacher faces three counts of second-degree rape, two counts of enticing a child, a one forcible sodomy count.