Former Akron school teacher indicted for allegedly having sex with student

Former Akron school teacher indicted for allegedly having sex with student

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A former female teacher at Buchtel High School in Akron has been indicted for sexual battery after allegedly having sex with a male student.

Court records show that Laura Lynn Cross pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual battery. She has been accused of having a sexual affair with a teenage boy she met when she was an eighth grade teacher. He was 15-years-old at the time.

The former teacher worked at Buchtel High School from 2008 to 2014. Tallmadge police say the teen's biological father came forward with a phone recording from his son saying he has been in a sexual relationship with Cross and they had a baby. That baby was put up for adoption, according to police.

Cross is being held on a $100,000 bond at 10 percent. She is not allowed to have any contact with the alleged victim is bond is made.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Aug. 31.

The Akron Public School District has not yet commented on the incident.

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