A woman who taught at Lakewood High School was ordered Thursday to be held in lieu of $750,000 bail while awaiting arraignment on nine sex-related counts stemming from an alleged relationship with a female student.
Mary Jahn, 52, of Lakewood, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in a Long Beach courtroom on four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, three counts of lewd act upon a child and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18.
Jahn — who was a teacher at Lakewood High School at the time — allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student between July 2008 and July 2011, according to Deputy District Attorney Troy Davis.
The alleged victim, now an adult, alerted authorities earlier this year about what had allegedly happened, the prosecutor said.
Jahn worked as an English teacher at Lakewood High School from 2006 until May 11, when she was placed on leave at the outset of an investigation, according to a statement released by the Long Beach Unified School District.
“We received notice today that a Lakewood High School teacher, who had already been on leave since last May, has been arrested. This case involves an alleged inappropriate relationship with a former high school student who is now an adult. The alleged relationship occurred more than six years ago, and we are working closely with our law enforcement partners so that they can gather all the facts they need. The safety and well-being of our students is always our primary concern,” according to the statement.
Jahn was arrested Wednesday by Long Beach police and has remained behind bars since then, according to jail records.
If convicted as charged, she faces up to eight years and four months in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
–City News Service