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Teacher caught sleeping with student a few months after marrying her lover

By Mason White 9:01 AM January 14, 2015
Jessica Bonnett Acker 

By: Feng Qian
A newly married teacher was arrested for having sex with a student.

The 23-year-old teacher was arrested after being accused of having sex with her 18-year-old student only seven months after marrying her lover.

Jessica Bonnett Acker is accused of being involved in a relationship with the boy while teaching at the Bryant High School in Cottondale, Alabama.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Acker, after speaking with the student. She turned herself in to authorities the next day.

Acker, who reportedly got married 7 month ago, was charged with engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19.

After the relationship between the teacher and student came to light, she handed in her resignation to the Tuscaloosa City School District.

“The Tuscaloosa City School System learned of these allegations on Tuesday, at which time an investigation was immediately conducted by both the Tuscaloosa Police Department and Tuscaloosa City School officials,” the school district said in a statement.

The Board of Education accepted the resignation of the teacher.

She was taken to the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where her bail was set at $5,000.