Former Akron school teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student

Former Akron school teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student
Laura Lynn Cross (Source: Summit County Sheriff's Office)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said a former female teacher at Buchtel High School in Akron has pleaded guilty to having sex with a student.

Laura Cross, 37, Tallmadge pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery, these are felonies of the third degree.

Walsh said in 2014 Cross began a three-year sexual relationship with the 16-year-old student.

The student was living with Cross, according to Walsh.

Prosecutors said Cross was the student's legal guardian.

Cross and the student had a child together, according to Walsh.

She will be sentenced at 3 p.m. on May 24.

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