LAS VEGAS – A substitute teacher with the Clark County School District in Las Vegas is facing several charges for the alleged sexual assault of a student, reports KLAS-TV.
Tanikka Queen, 22, a long-term substitute teacher at Hyde Park Middle School, allegedly assaulted a 15-year-old student.
She is facing several counts, including six counts of first degree kidnapping, sexual assault against a child under 16, statutory sexual seduction and luring a child for a sex act.
The boy’s father became suspicious when the boy came home with a hickey. At first, Queen denied the affair and blamed the events on the “troubled eighth-grader.”
However, detectives were able to recover a cellphone with about 2,400 text messages, 108 phone calls and 38 photographs sent between the teacher and student.
The messages included the boy telling Queen that her kisses “took me to the clouds babe” and Queen once saying “Remember no matter how I act at school I still love you with all my heart.”
Queen reportedly admitted to kissing the boy and having sex with him while she was house-sitting for a friend.
After only two weeks of their romance, the two were already saying they loved one another.
“Queen said, ‘I am in love with (student’s name). I have never been in love before,’” the police report said.
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Christopher James Perkins, a former drama teacher in the Fort Stockton school district in west Texas, was recently arrested and charged for multiple sexual felonies and child pornography.