Police: Redlands Teacher Had Student’s Baby

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REDLANDS, Calif. (KTLA) — A 28-year-old teacher was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a teenage boy who allegedly fathered her child.

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Laura Whitehurst, 28
Courtesy: Redlands Daily Facts (2012)

Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst was arrested Monday at her home in Redlands.

She allegedly met the 16-year-old victim at Citrus Valley High School where she was his adviser, Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker said in a statement.

The sexual relationship allegedly began last summer and continued for nearly a year.

It finally ended when the boy’s mother contacted school officials who called police.

Whitehurst gave birth to a child June 18 allegedly fathered by the teen, according to the statement.

She was released from jail Monday on $25,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information was asked to contact Detective Natasha Crawford at (909) 798-7623 or Redlands Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681.

Anonymous tips can be provided by texting 274637 using the keyword “REDTIP.”

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