A female teacher from Iowa is blaming the local school district for her having a long-term sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.
Mary Beth Haglin, 24, was arrested on July 22 and accused of the statutory rape of a student while she was a substitute teacher at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. Authorities say the relationship lasted for the entire 2015/16 school year.
Since she posted bail, Haglin has done a series of interviews where blamed the Cedar Rapids Community School District of allowing the relationship to take place. When speaking to KCRG, Haglin said that previous abusive relationships had allowed her to become vulnerable. She faces up to two years in prison of found guilty.
(See interview with Haglin below)
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