She also used Instagram to send some of the explicit messages
A Georgia middle school teacher faces deportation after she allegedly sent a male student nude photos and explicit texts. Twenty-four-year-old Rumah Byrapaka also molested the student.
Byrapaka was in the United States on a student visa.
She was teaching physical science and social science at Hephzibah Middle School in Richmond County.
The teacher was arrested on January 16, 2020, after a parent of a 13-year-old boy at the school brought some inappropriate text messages to the school’s attention on January 15.
She was subsequently charged with one count of child molestation and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes.
The texts included sexually suggestive and explicit messages, saying the two could “tongue-kiss” and that he could touch her “feminine parts.”
It was also alleged that Byrapaka sent the teenager nude photos.
It was reported that she also kissed and indecently touched him on school grounds.
She also used Instagram to send some of the explicit messages and photos to the boy.
It is unknown how the parent found out about the misconduct.
So far, the investigation has revealed that Byrapaka took the boy into a “small room” of the school, alone.
The teacher and student then engaged in kissing and “inappropriate touching.”
According to the Richmond County District Attorney’s office, more charges are likely to follow.
Following her arrest, Byrapaka is on paid leave from the school, which is typical until the case is either dismissed or the suspect is convicted.
A judge granted bond to Byrapaka, something which the relatives of the alleged victim opposed. She was given a total of $27,700 for the two charges.
Judge Scott Allen set several conditions, which include no contact with the boy or his family, no contact with under-18s, no teaching at any school, notifying the court if she is released from federal custody, residing with her family in Columbia County and surrendering her passport to the district attorney’s office.
The district attorney’s office said that the boy had been “known to sneak out” of his home to meet Byrapaka because he was in love with her.
If Byrapaka posts bail, she would be released from jail but she would then go into a federal detention centre on an immigration hold because she is not a US citizen.
If the teacher is convicted, she will be deported.
It is unclear where Byrapaka is originally from and it has not been said where she would be deported to. There is a possibility that she is of South Asian origin. Law Enforcement Today reported that her name is of South Asian origin.