Sarah Fowlkes, 27, married teacher, shows a smiling mug shot after her arrest for having sexual relationship with her 17-year-old student
( Daily Mail ) A married science teacher grinned from ear to ear as she posed for a mugshot after being arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.
Sarah Fowlkes, 27, has been suspended from her job at Lockhart High School in Texas and faces up to 20-years behind bars for the alleged crime.
Fowlkes, who has worked as a biology teacher at the school since October 2014, was booked into Caldwell County Jail on Monday, hours after celebrating her birthday with her husband.
Lockhart police had obtained an arrest warrant for Fowlkes who turned herself in.
The Houston Chronicle reported that a school administrator contacted the police about an inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher on March 10.
Police say they found evidence of messages exchanged between her and the student.
‘Their contact was of a sexual nature,’ said police.
Police Chief Ernest Pedraza charged Fowlkes, with engaging in ‘sexual contact with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of’ the alleged victim, according to the San Antonio Express-News.