A teacher is behind bars after she was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a schoolgirl several times in three years.
Married Mary Jahn, 52, is accused of having an affair with a pupil at Lakewood High School, California, between 2008 and 2011.
The English teacher, who married her partner Vicki in 1999, is being held on nine charges, including three of a lewd act upon a child, two of oral copulation and four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object.
Prosecutor Troy Davis said the alleged victim alerted authorities earlier this year.
Jahn started at the school from 2006 but was put on leave in May, My News LA reported.
A spokesman for Long Beach Unified School District said: ‘This case involves an alleged inappropriate relationship with a former high school student who is now an adult.
‘The alleged relationship occurred more than six years ago, and we are working closely with our law enforcement partners so that they can gather all the facts they need.
‘The safety and well-being of our students is always our primary concern.’
She was arrested on Wednesday and has been remanded in custody.
She could be be jailed for up to eight years and four months and registered for life as a sex offender if convicted.