A high school teacher was charged Tuesday with having sex with five students and sending the boys sexual text messages and nude photographs of herself, authorities said.
Centennial High School special education teacher Summer Michelle Hansen, 31, was charged with 16 felony counts. She faces up to 13 years in prison if convicted.
Court documents show that Hansen was suspected of engaging in sexual intercourse and oral sex with the boys on campus and at one victim's home as far back as May 2012. All five boys were students at the school, but none were Hansen's students, according to district attorney's spokesman John Hall.
Local news from across Southern California
Centennial's principal first reported the case to police on June 16, according to a search warrant affidavit.
The document contained details from interviews with one of the victims, who was 17 at the time of the alleged crimes. The student told detectives that Hansen had been exchanging sexual text messages with him, some attached to revealing and nude photographs.
The teacher told him that she wanted to give him a "prize" for doing well in a baseball game, the document said.
She kept him after class in Saturday school and, after all of the other students had left, began kissing him, and engaged in sex acts, the boy said in the document.
After the allegations surfaced, the school district placed Hansen on administrative leave. Police launched an investigation that led to Hansen's arrest on June 20.
She posted a $150,000 bond the next day, according to jail records. Hansen was scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
City News Service contributed to this report.
More Southern California Stories:
- CA Bill Would Give Parental Rights to Sperm Donors
- Excessive Drinking Costs CA $32B per Year: Study
- 10/110 Connector Closed After LAPD Officer Hurt
- IE Councilman Faces Fraud Charges
- $10K Reward Offered For ID of Carjacker
- Family Tied Up in OC Home Invasion: Victim
- Man Poses as Nurse, Steals Medical Supplies
- Silver Fire Reaches Full Containment