Female teacher and mother-of-two admits having baby with her then 14-year-old pupil after grooming him during a three-year affair
Laura Lynn Cross of Tallmadge, near Akron in Ohio pled guilty Friday to three counts of sexual battery in Cleveland and now could be sent to prison for the affair
Cross, 37, admitted grooming and having sex with a 14-year-old boy who fathered a son with her
She had convinced the boy’s custodial parent, his mother to allow the boy move in with her in a 2013, court approved partial adoption after saying she could “mentor” him
The affair lasted from 2013 to 2016
The pair had a son in Dec 2015, but hid the fact until someone asked the teen’s father if he was aware he was a grandfather
The man who’d suspected the teacher and reported her for having having sex with his son since he was a high school freshman, again reported to police – his earlier reports had been ignored by both police and school authorities
Cross was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual battery in Aug, 2017
After her admittance of guilt Friday, sentencing is scheduled for May 24, she’s facing severe jail time
The lad’s mum filed a complaint with Akron police in June 2015 about the affair.
She also contacted Summit County prosecutors and police in Tallmadge, where her son was living with Cross.
The woman and teenager had posed for many pictures together.
The boy’s father told the channel: “First of all, she’s a schoolteacher.
“To get aroused by a child basically you have to be a sick individual.”
He added: “I was told by the school that she had a ‘hold’ on him and he was not cooperating so basically they can’t do nothing with it.”