Andrea Baber has been arrested and charged with raping an underage boy and supplying him with illicit substances. The former teacher at an Oregon high school was allegedly caught in bed with the student by her husband.
According to reports, the inappropriate relationship between teacher and student has been going on for over a year. Allegedly, when the pair were together, Baber would give the boy alcohol and weed to loosen him up before their sexual interactions.
The authorities were first notified about the supposed affair after the teen boy’s dad received an email from an unknown person that contained images of his son in bed with Baber. The images seemed to allude that the couple were engaged in a sexual relationship.
It is believed that the images were taken by Baber’s husband on the night he caught the two in bed. Instead of going straight to the authorities himself, it appears he decided to let the boy’s parents handle the situation.
Upon further investigation, police discovered that the relationship between Baber and her student began when the boy was 14 and continued on a weekly basis up until they were caught by her husband. Authorities say they are surprised that the pair were able to keep their relationship a secret for as long as they did.
Andrea Baber has since been fired from her position as a teacher and her husband says he plans on filing for divorce. She is currently awaiting trial and if found guilty will possibly spend several years behind bars, as well as be forced to register as a sex offender.
Her victim’s parents have released a statement saying that they are saddened by what their son has gone through over the last year, but they are glad that Baber is now being punished for taking advantage of a vulnerable young boy.