The rash of stories about teachers have sex with underage students continues, with the latest tale from Woods County, Oklahoma, adding an even stranger twist. According to KFOR 32-year-old Daresa Poe was arrested after admitting that she had a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student.
Poe, a sexual education teacher at Waynoka School, was discovered via an anonymous tip, at which point she confessed to authorities that she began having sex with the unnamed student in December. Both Poe and the student were questioned by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officers last week, shortly after having sex in the student's pickup truck.
In addition, they said they'd had sex at Poe's home and several times in the school's teacher's lounge. KFOR reported that under Oklahoma law sexual behavior between a student and teacher is illegal until the student is 21.
An affidavit in the case includes a written conversion from Poe that reads:
I am Daresa Poe, a wife, mother and teacher. I have made a horrible mistake. I have let my judgment falter and I am embarrassed and mortified for the decisions I have made in the last two weeks. I have had sexual intercourse with a student. I am so very sorry for the [decisions] I have made. I would take it back in a heartbeat if the chance was given to me…I hold a position of importance where people and student[s] look up to me and I have failed. For this I am truly sorry.”
Poe is facing one charge of sexual battery and 6 counts of second degree rape and is out after posting $10,000 bond.