An Arizona teacher was arrested for allegedly performing sex acts over video chat with a 13-year-old student on the other end.
Kara Loofborough, 26, a seventh-grade teacher at Fees College Preparatory Middle School in Tempe, was arrested April 20, KPNX reported.
She taught at the school since August 2016 but resigned for “personal reasons” on March 30 and had not set foot on campus since March 15.
The former teacher admitted to police upon arrest that she let the victim kiss and touch her breasts, police said. She also reportedly told police that she knew the victim was only 13 years old.
Police said the 13-year-old boy told them that Loofborough showed him images of her breasts and genitalia.
The Tempe Elementary School District sent a letter to parents the day after her arrest that said she had “no criminal history” and was able to pass a background check, according to the Daily Mail.
“At the time she was hired, she had no criminal history reported based on the District’s fingerprint and record check with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and her background check by the District revealed no adverse findings,” the district wrote in the letter. “As always, the education, welfare, and safety of our students is our main priority.”
“This situation is extremely disturbing for everyone, but we must continue to be focused on teaching and learning for our students and to allow Tempe Police Department to conduct a thorough investigation,” the district added.
Loofborough faces several charges, including one count each of furnishing harmful items to a minor, indecent exposure, and luring a minor for sexual exploitation.