Updated below. Cecilia Schlesinger is a former high school theater teacher in El Paso, Texas who has been arrested and charged for allegedly having sex with a male student.
The 44-year-old Cecilia Schlesinger (mugshot photo above) was a theater teacher at Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas. She resigned her position during the investigation of her alleged improper conduct with a student when allegations surfaced.
According to KFOX14, quoting from official sources, Schlesinger turned herself in and was arrested by El Paso Independent School District police for an alleged incident that took place in January. She was booked into jail and charged with a felony, improper relationship between an educator and student. She was released on bail.
No additional details on the incident were released including the age of alleged male victim. As for additional details of Cecilia Schlesinger’s bio and professional background, ABC 7 reports that she was formerly with a theater company, Kids N Co. in 2012 and quotes a spokesperson who said that teachers are not left alone with the children and added, “The experiences we’ve had with (her) have been positive. We never experienced anything inappropriate with (her).”
*Update. According to the arrest affidavit, obtained by KFOX14 via The El Paso Times, Cecilia Schlesinger and the alleged victim allegedly acted like a couple both on school campus and off school campus and are alleged to have “act[ed] very affectionate toward each other.”
It is further alleged that the male student spent the nights in Schlesinger’s hotel room during a school sponsored field trip to San Antonio. When interviewed he told authorities that he and Schlesinger had sex together in her room. He also alleged that they had sex on other occasions, including oral sex and sexual intercourse in her van.
Further quoting from the arrest affidavit, the report from KFOX14 also notes that Schlesinger admitted to texting the alleged victim and to having photos of his naked torso on her cell phone. Additionally, photos of the alleged victim’s genitalia were found on her cell phone.
Check back for additional updates on this developing story.
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