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Oklahoma teacher surrenders to face sex charges

Rhonda Ford, 29, turned herself in at Pushmataha County jail on Sunday, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. She is accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.
by Juliana Keeping Published: May 7, 2012
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— A 29-year-old former Clayton teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student has turned herself in, authorities said.

Rhonda Ford was booked into the Pushmataha County jail on Sunday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reports. The male victim admitted having sex with Ford at least 10 times at her home since February.

Ford also is accused of providing alcohol to the teenager and other children, according to the OSBI. She has resigned from her position at Clayton High School in Pushmataha County, where she worked for one year.

Ford was arrested on one complaint of lewd or indecent acts with a child under 16, four complaints of second-degree rape, four complaints of sodomy and three complaints of permitting guests under 21 to possess or consume alcohol.

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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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