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Substitute teacher accused of sex with student

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

By Jeylin White

jwhite@news-daily.com

A Former Clayton County substitute teacher was arrested Monday for alleged sexual misconduct with a student.

She is charged with sexual assault of a person in custody/school.

According to court documents, former math teacher Rene Chantel Frank ,27, reportedly admitted to police that -- while working at Charles Drew High School -- she engaged in sexual acts with a 17-year-old, male student.

She also admitted, according to an affidavit for an arrest warrant in the case, to having sex with the 17-year-old "on several occasions, while inside her motor vehicle, parked on the street," in Jonesboro. She said all sexual acts with the student occurred off school property.

Frank told police, the affidavit said, that her relationship with the 17-year-old started "when the student's father asked her to drive him to school," and things progressed from there.

She is currently pregnant with twins, and says the 17-year-old student is the father of the babies, according to the warrant affidavit.

Frank said she did approach the student's mother and told her about the pregnancy and the relationship, the court document said.

The document also states that Frank said "she did not engage in any sex acts with any other students at Charles Drew High School, even though there is another child who alleges she" did have sexual contact with him.

Frank had been a substitute teacher at Charles Drew High School since sometime in 2010, and was the 17-year-old student's sixth-period math teacher.

The complaint was first received May, 4, according to police, and the student was interviewed, and admitted to having a sexual relationship with Frank.

Attempts to reach the lawyer listed for Frank in court documents -- for comment -- were unsuccessful.

Charles White, a spokesman for Clayton County Public Schools, said the school system would not comment on the case because it involved a personnel matter.

Frank's next hearing in the case is scheduled for June 7, at the Harold R. Banke Justice Center, in Jonesboro.