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Police: Additional Victims Had Sexual Relationship With Redlands Teacher

REDLANDS, Calif. (KTLA) – Redlands Police announced Wednesday that they had identified two additional victims in the investigation of a 28-year-old high school teacher arrested Monday evening and accused of getting pregnant by a teenage boy.

Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, was arrested and released on bail after being accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy.

Whitehurst was the student’s adviser at Citrus Valley High School, Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker said in a statement.

On June 18, Whitehurst gave birth to a child fathered by the victim, who is now 17, according to the statement.

After reading a report about Whitehurst’s arrest, a 22-year-old man contacted the Redlands Daily Facts and claimed he and Whitehurst had a sexual relationship he was 16.

The man later filed a police report but told the newspaper he did not intend to press charges.

He said he had been a student in Whitehurst’s English class in 2007, when he was a junior at Redlands High School, according to the newspaper.

Whitehurst said “they had some type of relationship but not to that extent,” according to Redlands police Detective Natasha Crawford, who is leading the investigation.

“Through investigation, detectives also identified another victim, who was a 14-year-old freshman when a sexual relationship began with Whitehurst, also at Redlands High School in the fall of 2007,” according to the police department.

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