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Teacher, 31, Arrested For Sex With Male Student, 18, After Series Of Suggestive Texts Uncover Scandal

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Mar. 17 2014, Published 5:40 p.m. ET

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A 31-year-old English teacher is in custody, and facing up to seven years in prison, as she stands accused of institutional sexual assault after exchanging graphic texts with an 18-year-old student -- and performing an alleged sex act on him inside the classroom -- officials in Pennsylvania said.

Cumberland Valley High School English teacher Emily Nesbit's alleged act of sex with a student of legal age remains illegal, authorities said, as it violates the teacher-student relationship.

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Officials said that Nesbit frequently texted the student informing him of her desires, as well as providing him with racy selfies; and that the tip came from a student who caught wind of one of the illicit communications.

Nesbit committed to "a series of bad decisions at a low point in her life," according to her attorney, Brian Perry.

Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed vented about the all-too-familiar headline of an illegal teacher-student hook-up, and the aftershock of distrust felt throughout the community on the back end.

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"Frankly, we've had too many of these cases involving school employees," Freed said. "There's nothing more important for our youth than how we educate them and put them out into the world.

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Freed added that his was "not a difficult decision" to make in charging the errant educator.

We'll keep you updated on the latest in this story, right here on Radar.

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