‘Teacher of the year’ caught in bed with student ‘repeatedly’ by her husband

A teacher who was allegedly caught multiple times in bed with her underage student by her husband has been jailed.

Leah Ruthann Queen, of Westville, Oklahoma was arrested in September last year for sexual assault and an inappropriate relationship with a student in 2010.

The former educator, who won ‘Teacher of the Year’, pleaded guilty to a sexual relationship with one of her students.

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Fox 24 reported the 44-year-old, who was married at the time, won’t spend much time behind bars.

Queen was sentenced to six years of state-supervised probation as well as just 58 days in the Benton County Jail.

The tutor at Gentry Intermediate School groomed the student, who eventually had sexual relations with a 17-year-old victim.

Investigators found Queen had befriended the victim after a basketball game, the pair began socialising after school hours.

An affidavit claims that the events would occur in Queen’s office or office bathroom.

The victim’s parents and a former teacher corroborated the victim’s claims – one teacher also reported witnessing “disturbing behaviour”.

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Queen’s ex-husband also claimed he saw his ex-wife and the victim sharing a bed on multiple occasions.

The teacher of more than 20 years won the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year Award from the Arkansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Queen was called "a strong positive influence at Gentry Intermediate School" by a prior Gentry Intermediate School principal, according to the 2014 article, the Gazette reports.

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