An Iowa female teacher Mary Beth Haglin, 24, has confessed to having a sexual relationship with one of her male students aged 17.
Image: Mary Beth Haglin
Though the shameless teacher claims past abusive relationships left her vulnerable in the arms of a teenager, she adds that her school authority should take a bigger share of the blame.
Mary was arrested July 22 on accusations of statutory rape of a student while she was subbing at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. The accused will appear in court on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Authorities say the intimate relationship lasted for the entire 2015/16 school year.
Beth has granted series of interviews since she posted bail on her court case.
Image: Mary Beth Haglin
According to the teacher with an uncontrollable sexual urge for young boys, Cedar Rapids Community School District should share the blame for ‘turning a blind eye’ and allowing the relationship to take place.
The pretty nymph spoke with KCRG, saying: ‘I am not shying away from this. I am not running away from this. I am facing this head-on.’
‘Previous abusive relationships led me into this. The environment the school put me in didn’t help to curb anything.’
Beth claims, in particular, that the school assigned her to other Cedar Rapids schools as a substitute, while investigating her.
She also showed records to a local news station which revealed that even after she was released from Washington High, she was re-assigned to other schools in the area.
These events, according to the defendant, points to the truth that it’s an intentional cover-up.
‘These people all knew what was going on, but they turned a blind eye because they wanted to protect their school and didn’t want it to get into the limelight.
‘They allowed this to happen. They knew in February.’
Haglin said her relationship with the student, who was not someone she taught in class, continued during both the school and criminal investigation. But she said it’s finished now.
“I no longer have a desire or wish to contact or see this person ever again. And I don’t want him to contact me,” she said.
“We both knew what could happen. He gave me a lot of solace and comfort.
“They never actually said they were banning me from school grounds, they never said they were banning me from working at any other school, they never said they were banning me from thus-and-so many feet of any school. They never said any of that.
“I do regret what took place, I did not intend for anything to get this far ever at all in my life, and so I do, you know, apologize to everybody involved for that.”
Haglin faces up to two years in jail if convicted, reports say.
In addition to possible prison time, the teacher could also go on the state’s sex offender registry for up to 10 years.
KCRG reports that the disciplinary process only began in April 2016 when a video of Haglin and the student together began to circulate in the community.