Keri Hoffman, a 35-year-old married teacher in Oklahoma, has been arrested after she allegedly had sex with a student during teacher protests.
Hoffman admitted to police on Saturday, April 7, that she had sex with an unidentified 15-year-old student before and after a teacher rally protesting pay cuts at the state Capitol.
Hoffman is facing charges of Facilitating Sexual Conduct or Communication with Minor by Use of Technology, which carries up to 10 years in prison or up to a $10,000 fine; two counts of Second Degree Rape, each carries up to 15 years in prison; and with Pattern of Criminal Offenses, which carries up to 2 years or a fine of up to $25,000.
She was booked into the Custer County Jail and her bond was reduced to $30,000.
According to the OSBI, 35-year-old Keri Hoffman and her husband drove to the Clinton Police Department where she admitted to police that she had an inappropriate relationship with a student at her school. Hoffman reportedly told police she had used Facebook Messenger to communicate with the boy and set up times to have sex. The pair allegedly had sex in her car and inside her father’s detached garage.
Authorities say she also told police she had picked up a group of students, including the victim, to travel to the State Capitol to attend the teacher walkout rally. She admitted to police that she picked up the boy in question first and dropped him off last, having sex with him both times.
Hoffman faces four felony counts, which could result in up to 15 years in prison.
Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
In addition, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Andrews, 32-year-old Jessica Langford, 29-year-old Andrea Baber, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap, 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro have also been charged with these charges.
42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges.