High school teacher arrested after having sex with teenage boy

REDLANDS, Calif. - Redlands Police arrested a 28-year-old high school teacher Monday evening, accused of having sex with a teenage boy who fathered a child with the teacher.

Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst was arrested at about 8:45 p.m. Monday, July 1, after questioning at her home in Redlands.  Whitehurst is a teacher at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, where she was an adviser to the then-16-year-old student. The boy is now 17.

The sexual relationship began last summer and continued for nearly a year. The victim's mother reported the relationship to school officials who called Redlands Police on Monday.

Whitehurst gave birth to a child June 18. Investigators say the child was fathered by the teen.

Whitehurst was arrested for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and released after posting $25,000 bail Monday evening.

Detectives are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Natasha Crawford at (909) 798-7623 or Redlands Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681. Anonymous tips can be provided by texting 274637 using the keyword "REDTIP." Certain non-emergency crimes may also be reported online using the Redlands Police.

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