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California teacher charged with eight counts involving sex with underaged student

December 4, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
California teacher charged with eight counts involving sex with underaged student

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California authorities have slapped Corine Audiat, a married high school teacher accused of having sex with one of her students, with seven new charges.

The former teacher at Washington High School in Fremont, California, was charged on Thanksgiving Day with having unlawful sex with an underage student.

Authorities launched an investigation against the 32-year-old in November, “after receiving a report of alleged sexual misconduct involving Audiat and a juvenile male,” according to a statement.

“Officers learned the suspect was a Physical Education teacher at Washington High School in Fremont and the victim was a student,” police stated.

The suspect, who got married in October 2014, purportedly started speaking to her victim at the beginning of 2016.

Law enforcement officials allege that the conversations between the pair became more inappropriate at the months progressed, eventually leading to “unlawful sex,” ABC7 reported.

Corine Audiat was apprehended on November 24th and remains in custody at the Santa Rita Jail.

On Wednesday, the Alameda County District Attorney hit the woman with seven additional charges.

She was charged with six felony counts – including unlawful sex with a minor, contacting a minor for sex, oral copulation with a minor, and sending harmful material to a minor with sexual intentions.

The woman is also facing one misdemeanor of child molestation.

The charges derived from alleged incidents that occurred back in May and June of this year after the school year concluded.

Audiat was employed at Washington High School for four years.

The school has since revealed that she has been fired.

“Ms Audiat has been placed on unpaid administrative leave and will not be returning to Washington,” the school district announced in a statement.

The statement added: “We have been working closely with the Fremont Police Department to assist with its investigation while causing as little disruption for our students as possible.”

Police have requested that people do reveal the victim’s identity.

“This case is a very unfortunate situation for our community. Due to the age of the victim and the nature of the investigation, no information regarding the victim’s identity will be released,” the statement continued.

“The victim is a minor, and we ask the public (friends, school faculty, and community members) as well as the press and media, that his identity remains confidential.”

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