Lakewood teacher, 52, accused of 3-year sexual relationship with student – California News

Lakewood teacher, 52, accused of 3-year sexual relationship with student – California News


A 52-year-old Lakewood woman has been charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female student over the span of three years, Los Angeles County prosecutors announced today.

Mary Jahn has been charged with nine felony counts, including four counts of sexual penetration by foreign object, three counts of lewd acts upon a child and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18, according to authorities.

The defendant allegedly began having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student in July 2008 and reportedly continued contact through July 2011, according to Deputy District Attorney Troy Davis of the Victim Impact Program, who has been assigned to the case.

At the time of the reported crimes, Jahn was a teacher at Lakewood High School.

The now-adult victim alerted authorities about the sexual abuse earlier this year, Davis said. Long Beach police officers arrested Jahn on Wednesday in connection with the alleged crimes.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Long Beach Branch. Prosecutors are asking that bail be set at $750,000.

If convicted as charged, Jahn faces a maximum possible sentence of eight years and four months in state prison. Additionally, the defendant will have to register as a lifetime sex offender.

The case is being investigated by the Long Beach Police Department.

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