November 01, 2011

Cathleen Balman - Teacher - Jailed After Having Year-Long Affair With 15 Year Old Student

Clearwater, Ks. (The Weekly Vice) - Cathleen Balman, a 39-year-old English teacher at Clearwater Middle School has been jailed after she allegedly had a year-long affair with a 15-year-old student.

According to police, Balman was arrested earlier this month after what began as a child exploitation case mushroomed into a full fledged teacher/sex case that reportedly developed over a year's time.

Investigators say the case began in September after detectives reviewed text and photo messages that had been exchanged between Balman and the student.

As the investigation progressed, according to prosecutors, it reportedly became apparent that Balman had become engaged in a sexual relationship with the student that spanned several months.

Balman, who is married with two children, made her first court appearance on Monday.

She was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on three counts of indecent liberties with a child. School administrators reported that Balman has been placed on administrative leave pending an outcome to the district's investigation into the case.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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