Plainfield High Teacher Jennalin Garcia-Calle Accused of Sex with 16-Year-Old Student
A New Jersey high school teacher is behind bars after being arrested in South Florida on suspicion of having sex with an underage student.
Jennalin Garcia-Calle, of Piscataway, New Jersey, was taken into custody in Broward County. The 26-year-old Plainfield High School teacher stands accused of having an illicit sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy from December 1st to January 17th, according to CBS Miami.
MyCentralJersey.com reports that Garcia-Calle was apprehended by US Marshalls in Davie and is being held on $200,000 bail. She is expected to be extradited to New Jersey in the coming days.
Garcia-Calle reportedly became a suspect after a relative tipped off police about the alleged inappropriate relationship. A warrant for her arrest was issued by Plainfield police on January 22.
Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow told MyCentralJersey.com that this case was “particularly unusual.”
“What made this particularly … unusual is that they actually had sex in school, in her classroom,” Romankow said, adding that the alleged sex occurred while school was in session. “Evidently they blocked the windows and locked the door.”
Garcia-Calle is the latest in a string of female teachers arrested this year and accused of illegal sexual relationships with male students.
Clarice Lee, a 22-year-old teacher’s aide in Tucson, Arizona was arrested earlier this week and charged with having group sex with three Amphitheater High School students while other boys watched and filmed the orgy.
Last week, Tonya Flink, 39, a former teacher at Haltom High School in Haltom, Texas was arrested over allegations she had sex with four students.
Earlier this month, 40-year-old Stephanie Raleen Forbes, also from Texas was charged with having sex with a student from League City High School in League City, Texas.
Kristina Ngum, 43, was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with having sex with a male student.
And in Columbia, South Carolina, 34-year-old Kinsley Wentzky was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a 17-year-old male student.
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