A school nurse is charged for having sex with a student under the age of 16 and for tampering with a victim.
Tina Maria Sumner pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of statutory rape and one count of victim tampering in a plea deal that will send her into a 120-day in-custody sex offender assessment program, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Tina Maria Sumner, 47,resigned from Fox Elementary School in Arnold following her 2017 arrest.
After her September 2017 arrest in Jefferson County, Missouri, 47-year-old Tina Maria Sumner was told not to have any contact with the victim or his family, reports the Jefferson County Leader and TV station KSDK.
Sumner admitted nothing at the time and was released without being charged after the teen reported on August 30, 2017, that he’d had sex with the teacher eight times since 2015 in locations that included his home, her home, and a Fox School District building, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Sumner was originally arrested in September 2017 and advised not to contact the victim or his family. The victim said after Sumner's arrest, Sumner offered him $2,000 to pay off his vehicle in exchange for dropping the case.