After allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student just two weeks after starting her job at the school, a former teacher's aide in Oklahoma is now accused of rape.
Ashley Waffle, 22, is accused of having a relationship with a 16-year-old student in the Granite School District in Oklahoma last month, according to KSWO-TV. She is now facing two charges of second-degree rape that carry a potential 15-year prison sentence.
Waffle, who started working for the district on October 10, is said to have started speaking with the student on October 25.
According to court records, on November 9 police were notified by school officials about a rumored sexual relationship between Waffle and the student.
Before November 9, it was thought that Waffle had two separate sex encounters with the student in her apartment.
Waffle's employment was terminated on November 10.
Granite School District Superintendent Missy Berry stated in a press release that the institution had been assisting law enforcement with their investigation and would continue to do so as needed.
At the moment, Waffle is detained at the Greer County Jail.