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Mayflower Teacher Formally Charged in Sex with Student Case

Officials say Jessica Kaplan, 32, admitted to having sex with 17-year-old boy

MAYFLOWER, Ark. - A local art teacher has been formally charged after admitting last month to having sex with a 17-year-old student.

The Faulkner County Prosecutor's Office charged Jessica Kaplan, 32, on Friday (June 8) with Sexual Assault, 1st Degree.

The Mayflower High School teacher reportedly admitted to having sex with the boy twice, saying one of the encounters happened in her classroom closet and the other two days later in her car.

The boy's parents alerted school officials to inappropriate text messages between their son and the teacher.

Kaplan and the student later admitted to the sexual relationship.

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