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South Carolina teacher, admits to having sex with a 17-year-old student, police say

Jennifer Danielle Olajire-Aro, 27, was charged for alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

(Cannon Detention Center)

A South Carolina math teacher and tennis coach, was this week arrested after a 17-year-old student said he had a sexual relationship with her, authorities said.

Jennifer Danielle Olajire-Aro, 27, faces one count of sexual battery with a student 16 or 17 years old, according to court records. She was arrested on Monday and ordered not to have contact with the victim, his family or the students at the school.

“She’s married,” lawyer Kevin J. Holmes said of his client, who taught pre-calculus and algebra at Burke High School, reports the Post and Courier. “Her husband is a student at the Medical University of South Carolina (in) the residency program. She has a 10-month-old baby, a girl.”

According to a statement, the teacher admitted to having a sexual relationship with her 17-year-old student on three occasions between November and December in her hometown and other locations in Charleston.

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The victim, the mother gave an emotional statement at the bond hearing on Tuesday.

“She is a great teacher, but she is one hell of a person for what they did,” the mother said, according to the Post and Courier. “He is 17, 17. He is not an adult. … Emotionally, he is not ready for this. I’m not ready for the texts, the phone calls, the comments.”

A spokesman of the district noted that it was her first year of employment at the school and that they are placed on paid administrative leave.

Aro, who has no prior criminal record and received awards for her teaching, will find place on the $100,000 bail.

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