A former Oklahoma teacher’s aide is facing rape charges after allegedly sleeping with a 16-year-old student just two weeks after starting employment at the school.
Ashley Waffle, 22, is facing two charges of second-degree rape that could land her in prison for 15 years after she allegedly engaged in a relationship with a 16-year-old student in the Granite School District in Oklahoma last month, KSWO-TV reported.
Waffle, who began working at the district on October 10, is alleged to have began communicating with the student on October 25.
Court documents show that an investigation was opened on November 9 after school officials tipped off police about a rumored sexual relationship between Waffle and the student.
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It was believed at the time that Waffle had sexual intercourse with the student in her apartment two different times before November 9th.
Waffle was terminated from her position on November 10.
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In a press release, Granite School District Superintendent Missy Berry said the school has been working with law enforcement in their investigation and will provide assistance wherever possible.
The district did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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Waffle is currently being held at the Greer County Jail.