School aide charged with having sex with 14-year-old boy
A former Southwest Licking Local Schools substitute aide, Michelle Moore, 37, was arrested Tuesday on charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
She is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy who she knew through her children, and the school district says the offense was not related to the district or committed on school property.
The 14-year-old reported that he had multiple sexual encounters with Moore, and said that Moore raped him, often in his parents’ house.
Moore has admitted to having sex with the boy.
After making statements to police indicating intent to self-harm, Moore was place on suicide watch, and appeared in court on Monday wearing a “safety smock,” or anti-suicide vest.
The charges come following Moore’s divorce, which was initiated by her ex-husband on the grounds of “gross neglect of duty,” with Mr. Moore saying the couple was “incompatible as husband and wife.”
Moore is currently not allowed to have contact with the victim and is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.
She is free on $75,000 bail, and is scheduled to reappear in court on February 18.
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