COTTAGE GROVE, Oregon — A teacher at a Christian school has been arrested for having carrying on a long-running affair with a student after getting caught in bed by her husband, police said.
Andrea Baber, 29, was arrested after the boy’s father called authorities when he received an anonymous email with pictures of his son in bed with his teacher, the Register-Guard reported.
Investigators interviewed the 17-year-old boy, who told them that he and Baber had been involved in a sexual relationship dating back to 2016 when he was 15-years-old.
He said it began as simple flirting and then kissing before graduating to full-blown sex once or twice a week at her home. He said she also provided him with alcohol and marijuana on some occasions.
The investigation revealed that Baber’s husband had recently made a report to child protective services after finding his wife and the boy in bed together partially clothed. He also found that she had sent topless photos of herself to the teen.
She has been charged with third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, first-degree online sexual corruption of a minor and unlawful delivery of marijuana to a person under 18 years of age.
Baber taught language and literature at the Logos Christian Academy where she met the boy. She no longer works there, officials said. She graduated from Northwest Christian University in 2014.
“Andrea has always felt called to work with youth and is very excited that God opened the door for her to be part of the Logos team,” her biography on the school website read.