Middle School Substitute Teacher in Custody for Sexual Relationship with Student
A substitute teacher in Sand Springs, Steven M. Beard has been arrested after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
Beard was the girl’s substitute teacher a Clyde Boyd Middle School in Sand Springs.
Police are applauding the girl’s mother who didn’t hesitate letting officers know about explicit text messages she found on her daughter’s phone.
Reports show, “Beard stated he had in fact had sexual intercourse with the victim approximately ten to twelve times between July 22, 2012 and August 09, 2012.” This prompted his arrest of the crimes.
“That is something I take extremely personal and that is protecting our children and when one of my children is not, it stresses me, disappoints me and angers me,” said Sand Springs School Public Schools Superintendent Lloyd Snow, Ph.D.
Reports show at first Beard denied the relationship, he also denied giving the 14-year-old a ring but admitted to oral sex.
The arrest affidavit states he would secretly pick her up so her parents wouldn’t find out.
It was the girl’s mother who went straight to police after finding dirty text messages between her daughter and WonderMan on her daughter’s cell phone.
In one conversation both were exchanging explicit text messages with each other.
Police have not been able to confirm but the girl told her mother she thought she was pregnant.
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