A school district employee has been arrested after police say she had sex with an underage student.
Smyrna police spokesman Cpl. Brian M Donner says 38-year-old Karen Brooks was arrested Thursday and charged with rape in the fourth degree and sexual intercourse with a victim under 18. The News Journal reports Brooks was an employee of the Smyrna Middle School.
Police were notified of an inappropriate relationship involving Brooks and a 17-year-old male student in May. Donner says an investigation revealed that Brooks had sex with the juvenile several times. Police believe the acts did not occur on school district property.
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The investigation is ongoing. It's unclear if Brooks has a lawyer.