Tempe teacher accused of having sex encounters with student

- A school teacher in Tempe is arrested, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.

Officials with Tempe Police said Kara Lynn Loofborough, 26, was arrested on suspicion of furnishing harmful items to a minor, indecent exposure and luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

Loofborough has reportedly resigned from her job. Before her resignation, she was a science teacher at Fees College Preparatory Middle School, which belongs to the Tempe Elementary School District.

Last week, a Tempe Police detective reportedly received a call from a father who wanted to talk about his 14-year-old son. According to police, the alleged victim's father was suspicious, because his son's cell phone showed a lot of contact with Loofborough.

The alleged victim's family reportedly taped a conversation with Loofborough, where Loofborough reportedly apologized, and asked the family to not go to the police. The police, along with the alleged victim's family, kept looking into the situation, and discovered that Loofborough allegedly showed her breasts and genitals at the alleged victim, using video chat and Facebook Messenger.

Bond was set at $100,000 Monday at Loofborough's initial court appearance, where she didn't have an attorney.

The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.

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