Laura Lynn Cross, 36, who was a teacher gave birth to her pupil’s child after grooming him from the age of 14 while he was in the school’s eighth grade. Laura had a three-year love relationship with the boy and posed as his “mentor” so he could move into her home. Ms Cross resigned from her post as an English teacher at Buchtel High School in Akron,Ohio, in January 2015, probably after she got pregnant for the teenager.
Armed with a court-approved “partial parental custody” arrangement, Ms Cross convinced the pupil’s mother to let her son move into her house because it would allow her to “mentor” the boy. Laura was arrested earlier this month after police learned she had given birth to the boy’s baby about 2 years ago. The boy’s father was tipped off about the child and he then contacted the police about the incident.
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