Apple Valley, Minnesota (The Weekly Vice) -- Melissa Diana Koehn, a 30-year-old teacher and coach at St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul, Minnesota has been arrested on felony sex charges after a police officer discovered her making out with female student.
Koehn was charged Tuesday with three felony counts of 4th-degree criminal sexual conduct after allegedly having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student, according to Apple Valley police.
Dakota County Prosecutors say a police officer on patrol found Koehn and the teen kissing in a 'fully reclined' position inside a parked vehicle and became suspicious because of the age difference and a letter jacket the teen was wearing.
The officer then reportedly checked the school staff registry and found Koehn listed as a teacher and coach at the school the student attended. He then contacted the student's parents and informed them of the situation.
Investigators who interviewed Koehn and the student say they each admitted to having sexual contact, beginning in August, 2008. The relationship then continued, leading to multiple instances of sexual contact between Koehn and the student, according to the arrest report.
The student's parents admitted to authorities that the teacher had slept in their daughter's room on a number of occasions, but believed Koehn slept on the floor. They told authorities they were unaware of any sexual activity that had occurred.
Koehn was booked into jail and then made an initial court appearance on Tuesday. She was released later that afternoon on $10,000 bail. She is scheduled to appear in court again on Feb. 9.
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