teacher/student sex scandal in California is getting more complicated by the
day: Just days after Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst at
Citrus Valley High School was arrested after questioning for giving birth to a
child allegedly fathered by one of her students, another dad has stepped
forward saying Whitehurst had sex with his child, too.
backstory: Whitehurst, 28, was an advisor to a then-16-year-old student who
remains unnamed, although police say had graduated this June.
relationship began last summer and continued for nearly a year,” police
spokesman Carl Baker from Redlands, California, told ABCNews.com.
“The victim’s mother reported the relationship to school officials, who called
Redlands Police on Monday.”
arrested Whitehurst for sexual intercourse with a minor. After news hit the
airwaves, 23-year-old Michael Cooper came forward claiming that Whitehurt
initiated a sexual liaison with him when she taught at his school, Redlands
“She came to me
first,” he said. “She initiated it by telling me she had a dream, where in that
dream we eventually kissed. I didn’t know what to think at first. It was kind
of a shock, but being a hormonal 17-year-old, I saw an opportunity and I kind
of just went with it.”
officials terminated her employment after they became aware of the allegations.