DOVER, Del. (The News Journal) -- A Caesar Rodney middle school teacher surrendered Monday to face charges of sexually abusing a 13-year-old student, Dover police said.
Stephanie L. Seabury, 22, of the Woodmill Apartments, in the1300 block of S. Farmview Drive in Dover, is an English teacher at Fifer Middle School in Camden, Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.
She was charged with one count of sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust or authority.
District officials say Seabury has been suspended with pay in March.
According to court records, the 13-year-old boy told authorities March 12 that he had had a sexual relationship with the teacher with "several planned meetings" at her home.
During one such encounter on Feb. 26, the boy said he engaged in intercourse with the teacher, who had driven him from school to her apartment, according to the court records.
Investigators contacted officials at the school on March 13, who confirmed that the victim was one of her students, police said.
Staff also found surveillance footage for investigators showing the two leaving the school together at 3:48 p.m. Feb. 26 and walking toward Seabury's car from the school's main entrance, police said.
The two also had exchanged numerous explicit phone messages and photographs, police said, which had been viewed by "several cooperating witnesses."
According to the school district's website, Seabury was hired by the district in August.
Counseling will be available to students or staff who need it, and the school district was sending a letter home to parents Monday, the district said in a written statement.
Seabury is being held after failing to post $40,000 secured bail.
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