NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma instructor has been charged in a statutory rape case involving a high school student.
The Norman Transcript reports that Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn filed two felony second-degree rape charges against 27-year-old Kyle Trent Podrecca on Friday. He’s accused of allegedly having sex with a former student that he tutored.
According to a Norman police affidavit, the charges come after a report was filed by the teen’s mother that alleges Podrecca and her son have had a sexual relationship since April.
The mother says she was contacted by Moore Public School officials, who had learned about the relationship.
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The university says that Podrecca “has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Oklahoma court records show Podrecca posted a $20,000 bail on Tuesday.
Information from: The Norman Transcript, http://www.normantranscript.com