Baltimore substitute teacher, Alexis Mercedes Boberg arrested after supplying teen student with alcohol and having sex with him on number of occasions.
Alexis Mercedes Boberg, 25, turned herself in to authorities on Monday after a student at North County High School reported her on June 4 for engaging in ‘physical activities’ with him along with supplying him with alcohol.
Boberg has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree sex offense for having a sexual contact with a person while in a position of authority, The Baltimore Sun reported.
She has also been charged with consuming alcohol on public property.
Fourth-degree sex offense is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. It also requires registering as a sex offender.
In a bid to protect the identity of the victim, authorities declined to reveal the age of the teen student except to say he was underage Baltimore CBS reported.
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Investigators learned that Boberg and the student exchanged phone numbers in May.
Boberg and the student allegedly had numerous meetings away from school grounds last month.
Police allege that during those encounters, Boberg and the teen engaged in sexual activity. Boberg also provided the teen with alcohol.
‘It happened somewhere else, off school premises. The teacher had initially reached out to this student by sending a telephone number. Some text messaging had gone back and forth, they developed a relationship over time and the student elected to come forward to police,’ Marc Limanski with Anne Arundel County Police said.
Upon school officials learning of the allegations on June 4, they fired Boberg.
‘People who would prey on children simply have no place in our school system,’ said Bob Mosier with Anne Arundel County Schools.
Mosier said Boberg substitute taught at a handful of county schools since 2017 but there is no evidence there were other victims.
Victim’s mother speaks out:
A day after Boberg’s firing- the teen’s mother filed for a peace order – which is a court order seeking protection for certain people who are not eligible to petition for a protective order.
‘During the last 20 days, my son has been manipulated into a sexual relationship (with) his substitute teacher at school,’ the teen’s mother wrote in the application for the peace order.
A judge barred Boberg from having any more contact with the teen. Boberg has also been ordered to stay away from the mother’s place of employment.
Police say a search of Boberg’s home turned up evidence to support charges against her.
Not immediately clear is what led to the female educator betraying her position of trust, authority and power to subjugate her teen male victim.