Fmr. Redlands Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes With Students

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Teacher Arrested After Having Baby With Student, Police Say

Laura Whitehurst pleaded guilty to six counts of sex with a minor.

REDLANDS, Calif. (KTLA) — A former high school teacher who gave birth to a child fathered by one of her teenage students pleaded guilty to sex crimes charges on Wednesday.

Laura Whitehurst, 28, struck a plea deal with San Bernardino County prosecutors in which she admitted guilt to unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation of a person under 18.

Whitehurst was a teacher at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands. She resigned from her position earlier this month.

Under the agreement, Whitehurst will spend a year in county jail, according to prosecutors.

She was also placed on five years’ probation and will undergo counseling. She must also register as a sex offender for life.

The former English teacher had faced 41 felony counts of sex crimes with three underage students.

She pleaded guilty to six of the charges; the remaining counts were dismissed.

Whitehurst was arrested on July 1, weeks after giving birth to the child.

A relative of the newborn’s teenage father first alerted the school district about the relationship six weeks before Whitehurst’s arrest, according to a search warrant.

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