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Iowa teacher arrested, charged with sexual exploitation of students

Ashley Anderson, 24
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(CBS/AP) IOWA CITY, Iowa- A high school teacher in Iowa, Ashley Anderson, has been charged with having inappropriate sexual relationships with four male students, CBS affiliate KGAN reports.

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The 24-year-old former Aplington-Parkersburg High School math teacher is charged with four counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation announced on Friday.

According to a complaint, Anderson engaged in sexual misconduct with students ages 16-18 between fall 2011 and last spring; she sent students nude photographs of herself and had intercourse with one student at his home.

Anderson taught algebra, geometry and pre-calculus and also served as a faculty adviser to the school's prom committee and Students Against Drunk Driving, reports the IndyStar.com. She was also hired as a girls' and boys' track coach in March.

A relationship with one 18-year-old senior began with kissing and escalated to multiple sex acts, including one at the students home, read the complaint. Anderson also admitted to kissing one of the students after track practice.

School officials first learned of the alleged abuse and reported it to Parkersburg police on Sept. 20 after one of the alleged victims confided in a friend who confided in a teacher who then reported the abuse, Special Agent Larry Hedlund of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation reported.

Anderson turned herself into authorities and was released from Butler County jail after posting bond. She resigned her teaching position this fall.

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