Palmdale teacher pleads no contest to sex with student
She faces up to 14 years in prison
A Palmdale middle school teacher’s aide pleaded no contest Wednesday to four counts of committing lewd acts on a 13-year-old boy she had been tutoring.
Holly Marie Polson, 35, faces up to 14 years in prison when she is sentenced on March 29 by Lancaster Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky, according to the district attorney’s office.
Polson, who is married, was arrested June 14, 2011, after a boy told authorities he had sexual intercourse with an instructional aide at Shadow Hills Middle School. Sheriff’s officials said a relative of the boy had found inappropriate text messages from Polson on his cell phone.
Polson had been tutoring the student during and after school on the campus, and the sexual activity took place in a vacant classroom and in her car, according to prosecutors. The sexual relationship lasted from May 29 to June 10, 2011.
The revelations concerning Polson come on the heels of a rash of charges alleging inappropriate sexual contact with students by teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The latest case involves Gloria Cortez, 42, a Theodore Roosevelt High School Spanish teacher. Cortez was arrested Feb. 22 and booked on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
LANCASTER, Calif.—A female teacher’s aide at a Palmdale middle school was due in a Lancaster courtroom today on four felony counts of lewd acts for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old male student she was tutoring.
The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against 35-year-old Holly Marie Polson of Palmdale alleges that the crimes occurred between May 29 and June 10.
Polson, who is married, was arrested Tuesday and jailed in lieu of $400,000 bail.
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