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First grade teacher and former husband arrested for raping 12-year-old boy

By Mason White 10:42 AM November 14, 2014
Lori Ann Anderson and Wycuff Charles 

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(Scroll down for video) A teacher and her former husband were arrested on charges of raping a 12-year-old boy.

The elementary school teacher of Ohio, and her former husband are facing a total of 78 counts of child rape.

Lori Ann Anderson, 50, pleaded not guilty to 25 charges, including sexual battery and gross sexual imposition.

Wycuff Charles, 53, who split from Anderson in 2003, was also arrested. He faces 53 counts, including rape using force, coercion and drugs.

The only victim in the case is the son of Anderson. Three years ago, he went to police to report abuse that occurred between 1997 and 1999.

A special prosecutor investigated the case for more than two years, before the filing charges against the two.

Anderson, who taught the first grade at the Wapakoneta City Schools system for 29 years, was fired after her arrest.

Her attorney, Richard Kerger, reportedly said that Wycuff was “responsible for orchestrating” the abuse and that Anderson is “relieved to tell his side of the story.”