BEACON TRANSCRIPT – On Friday, Laura Lynn Cross, a 37-year-old former Ohio high school teacher appeared before the court to answer for three counts of sexual battery. According to court documents, the ex-teacher is accused of seducing a 16-year-old boy and later giving birth to his child.
Former Ohio High School Teacher Wanted to be the Boy’s Legal Guardian
Laura Lynn Cross was an eighth-grade teacher at the Akron’s Buchtel High School. According to court documents, during her tenure at the institution, Cross fell in love with a 16-year-old student with whom she would later have several sexual encounters.
Things changed for both the teenage student who turned 17 in 2015 and for the former Ohio High School teacher when the woman contacted the boy’s mother. Cross told the teen’s mom that she has resigned from teaching and that she’s willing to become the teen’s foster parent.
More than that, the teacher also told the woman that her son was starting to grow on her and that she was more than willing to mentor him.
Interestingly enough, the teen’s mother would agree to Cross’s proposition. Thus, the former Ohio high school teacher is name the teen’s legal guardian.
The teenager’s mother began to suspect that Cross might be harboring feeling towards her son when Cross asked the boy to move into her home.
According to court documents, the woman would give birth to his student’s son back in December 2015.
In Augusts 2017, the teenager’s father got an anonymous call from a person who told him about his son’s affair with Cross and that the woman gave birth to his child. After that, according to the authorities, the man simply called his son, asked him about Cross and her fathering him a child. He recorded the conversation on tape, which he later sent it to the police who placed Cross in custody.
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