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Married female teacher penetrated student and had sexual relationship with her for 3 years

By Mason White 4:41 PM September 19, 2017
Mary Jahn
Mary Jahn
By: William Martin

A married female teacher carried on a sexual relationship with one of her female students over a period of several years, according to police in California.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said that the 52-year-old woman has been charged with having the inappropriate sexual relationship with the teen over the span of three years.

52-year-old Mary Jahn of Lakewood, has been charged with nine felony counts, four counts of sexual penetration by foreign object, three counts of lewd act upon a child and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18.

Prosecutors asked a judge to set bail at $750,000.

Deputy District Attorney Troy Davis of the Victim Impact Program, who is assigned to the case, said at the time of the reported crimes, Jahn was a teacher at the Lakewood High School.

Jahn allegedly began having the sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student, the prosecutor said.

The sexual molestation reportedly continued until the teen turned 18.

Earlier this year, the now adult victim alerted authorities about the sexual abuse, according to the prosecutor.

After further investigation, law enforcement arrested Jahn in connection with the alleged crimes.

If convicted as charged, Jahn faces a maximum possible sentence of eight years and four months in state prison.

Additionally, the defendant will have to register as a lifetime sex offender.

The case is being investigated by the Long Beach Police Department.