A married Minnesota teacher could face up to 10 years in jail for paying a student $120 to delete cellphone footage of him fondling her breasts, police reported.
Terina Ann Parr, 44, is also accused of kissing and “inappropriately touching” the unnamed 17-year-old when they were alone at Fertile-Beltrami High School.
Parr denies the charges and in fact is trying to make out to be the victim in the case.
The Fertile native claims the 17-year-old boy made advances to her in the past, exposed himself to her and placed her hand on his privates.
According to The Daily News, Parr’s lawyer Blair Nelson said, “We believe once the evidence comes out in this case, it will turn out Mrs. Parr was the victim of sexual misconduct by the student in this case.”
“She is being charged due to her employment situation. She is an employee of the school involved in an accusation by a student, who actually was the perpetrator in this case,” added Nelson.
An investigators’ statement of probable cause claims that, in early March, the boy recorded himself touching the woman’s breasts “so that he would have proof.”
He showed the clip to friends, and then told Parr he would delete it if she gave him $100. She gave him $120, in $20 bills, and watched him erase the video.
Cops received a report from the school on Mar. 7 regarding potential inappropriate behavior between a 17-year-old male student and a paraprofessional.
Parr was arrested on Mar. 8 and will appear in court next month.