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Baltimore teacher who engaged in sex with student fled country: Police

January 8, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Baltimore teacher who engaged in sex with student fled country: Police

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Ekatherine Pappas, a teacher at Franklin High School in Baltimore, who fled the country after investigators learned that she allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a student.

Police said the 24-year-old Pappas began teaching Spanish on November 16th.

On Thursday, a school resource officer heard about a video showing a female teacher in a sexual act with a male student.

“He came across a student who had a copy of the video on their phone,” Jennifer Peach, a Baltimore County police officer, told WBAL.

Investigators verified the existence of the footage and the teacher’s involvement in sexual acts with the 16-year-old student on two occurrences, once on December 21st and then on December 22nd. The acts were not performed on school property, according to authorities.

“As a teacher, she should have known that she’s not allowed to have any relationship with a student, and a sexual relationship is an unlawful relationship between her age and a 16-year-old child,” Peach added.

The woman will be charged with a fourth-degree sexual offense, sexual abuse of a minor, and other related charges.

Police officials confirmed that Pappas had fled the country, according to police.

“She left sometime during this timeframe. It’s unclear whether this was something that was planned or if this was a sudden exit of the country,” the officer said.

A spokesperson for the Baltimore County Public School district told 11 News that “appropriate action is being taken to include a recommendation of termination.”

Anyone with information that could help investigators, including tracking down Ekatherine Pappas is asked to contact Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020.

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