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Teacher, 25, 'Manipulated Student Into Having Sex With Her'

Teacher, 25, 'Manipulated Student Into Having Sex With Her'

Alexis Mercedes Boberg gave herself up to authorities on Monday

A substitute teacher from a school in Baltimore has been charged after she allegedly had sex with a high school student after giving him alcohol.

Alexis Mercedes Boberg, 25, gave herself up to authorities on Monday after she was reported to authorities by the student and his mother on 4 June.

The student reportedly told police that the pair had exchanged phone numbers and had met at various places around the county across the month. Police have said that they will not be releasing his age in order to protect his identity, although he is quoted as being a 'minor' in some reports.

According to The Baltimore Sun, Boberg was charged with two counts of fourth-degree sex offence for having a sexual contact with a person while in a position of authority and consuming alcohol on public property.

Fourth-degree sex offence carries a maximum jail term of a year, but it also requires registering as a sex offender.

Anne Arundel County Police

The teenage victim had shared numbers with Boberg in May and over their meetings, police allege that they had numerous sexual encounters and drank together.

Police allege that during those encounters, Boberg and the teen engaged in sexual activity and that Boberg also provided the teen with alcohol.

The teens mother applied for a peace order, which is a court order seeking protection for certain people who are not eligible to petition for a protective order.

Her application read: "During the last 20 days, my son has been manipulated into a sexual relationship (with) his substitute teacher at school."

According to reports, the substitute teacher was sacked by the school the day after. She has reportedly worked at a handful of other schools over the last few years, but no other complaints are reported to have been made.

Marc Limanski from Anne Arundel County Police said: "It happened somewhere else, off school premises. The teacher had initially reached out to this student by sending a telephone number. Some text messaging had gone back and forth, they developed a relationship over time and the student elected to come forward to police."

Boberg has been banned from having any more contact with the teen and also ordered to stay away from the mother's place of employment.

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Topics: US News, crime