Silver City teacher accused of having sex with student

SILVER CITY, NM (KTSM) - A Silver City, New Mexico teacher was arrested on Thursday by NM State Police on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with one of her students.

Tiana Sanchez, 31, a teacher at Silver City High School, has been charged with four counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration in connection to the investigation that began after a student's mother turned over his cell phone to investigators after suspecting an inappropriate relationship was happening between the pair.

The mother believed that there were graphic texts and photos between her son and Sanchez, which sparked the investigation. During an interview, the boy allegedly admitted to having sex with Sanchez on at least four occasions in the last month. They were also reportedly able to verify the graphic text and photos between the student and Sanchez.

Sanchez was booked into the Grant County Detention Center on Thursday on the four counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration.

Court documents have not been released yet, and it is unclear the age or grade of the student involved in the case or how long the alleged sexual conduct may have lasted.

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