Brevard Co. teacher arrested, accused of having sex with 14-year-old www.privateofficer.com
Brevard County Fla June 15 2012 A Brevard County science teacher is still in jail, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old student.
Irene Khan, 32, was arrested on Wednesday and booked into the Brevard County Jail.
“Did you have inappropriate contact with one of your students?” WFTV asked as Khan was transported to jail.
The eighth-grade teacher never said a word.
A representative with West Melbourne police told WFTV the two had sex on and off for the past 10 months.
Investigators said the 14-year-old boy’s mother found inappropriate text messages from the teacher on his cellphone and called police.
“I guess the parents of the victim learned and reported the incident to police,” said Steve Wilkinson, Commander of West Melbourne Police Department.
On Wednesday morning, the teenager was taken to police headquarters and questioned. He told detectives that he and Khan had sex in her car on their first meeting and then they stayed at hotels after that.
According to a police report, one time she spent nearly $200 for a night’s stay at a Double Tree hotel right on the beach.
Investigators also believe Khan had sex with him in her own apartment.
The relationship allegedly began when the student jokingly wrote his phone number on a classroom chalkboard for a fellow student in his class.
Apparently, Khan wrote down the number and texted the student, according to officials.
Nearby residents were shocked, and disgusted.
“It’s pathetic, said resident Kathleen Lawla.”People should have more respect.”
Khan worked as a science teacher at the Imagine School in West Melbourne.
Khan was booked on a $50,000 bond.
The Imagine School hasn’t commented.