Daresa Poe, a 32-year-old teacher in Oklahoma, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly having sex with an 18-year-old student. According to police, at least two of their sexual encounters occurred in the teacher’s lounge at Waynoka High School. Poe admitted some of the details of their sexual tryst in an affidavit.
“I have made a horrible mistake. I have let my judgment falter and I am embarrassed and mortified for the decisions I have made in the last two weeks,” Poe said in a written confession. “I have had sexual intercourse with a student. I am so very sorry for the [decisions] I have made. I would take it back in a heartbeat if the chance was given to me…I hold a position of importance where people and student[s] look up to me and I have failed. For this I am truly sorry.”
Daresa Poe was charged with one count of sexual battery and six counts of second degree rape. She was released on a $10,000 bond Wednesday and was told not to have any contact with the victim.
In the state of Oklahoma it is illegal to have sex with a student until he/she turns 21-years-old. Poe has since been suspended by the district with pay.