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Teacher arrested after reportedly having a sexual relationship with a student

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A female teacher from Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach has been arrested after an investigation found that she had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

27-year-old Kimberly Charles was arrested earlier this month after the nearly year-long investigation found some truths to the allegations.

According to the report, authorities began investigating Charles in May of 2019  after a school board employee saw Charles with her head in the student’s lap as the 17-year-old caressed Charles’ head in a classroom.

A sibling of the victim also told investigators that they witnessed Charles kissing the victim on the lips while they were in a car on Christmas of 2018 and another incident where Charles was in the victim’s bed with her breast exposed while the victim was next to her.

Authorities say the victim eventually admitted to the sexual relationship with Charles and to sending explicit videos through Snapchat.

The teen told authorities that she met Charles in her junior year but says they did not start dating until her senior year. The victim described their relationship with the teacher as a “normal relationship.”

Charles is due in court on Friday morning on charges of sexual activity by a person over 24 on a victim 16 or 17 years of age, and lewd offenses against students by an authority figure.