Allegations Of Sexual Relationship Between Teen And Former Substitute Teacher

Tyler police are investigating a 16-year-old boys claims of a sexual relationship with a a former TISD substitute teacher.
Police said the 16-year-old John Tyler High School student claimed to have had an on going relationship with a 39-year-old woman.
Police said their investigation began after recieving a phone call from the teenager Sunday.
"The young man called to get property back that he said his ex-girlfriend had," said Tyler Police Officer Chris Moore. "When talking to the officer it came out that the ex-girlfriend was a teacher with whom he had supposedly had a relationship."
The boy claimed to police the relationship began in December 2003 and ended just last week. Police are investigating if the alleged relationship began at school.
TISD officials said Monday the woman was taken off the district's substitute teacher list in January for an incident unrelated to this case.
Now the district is working with police on the recent allegations.
"Any teachers or substitute teachers who break any district policy especially something to this degree, not only do we want to investigate it but we want to follow through to the fullest extent that the law allows," said TISD Spokesman Cody Cunningham.
TISD officials said the substitute worked for the district from August 2002 until January 2004.
An investigator was assigned to the case Monday.
Any sexual relationship between an adult and someone under the age of 17 is considered statutory rape.
It is a second degree felony and carries a sentence of 2 to 20 years and up to a $10,000 fine.

Maya Golden reporting,