Keshia Shaw of Tacoma, Washington is accused of having sex with a 12-year-old former student she taught five years ago, television station KIRO 7 reports.
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Shaw, who taught at Grey Middle School, has been charged with five counts of second-degree child rape. She has not entered a plea. The boy, now 17, recently told his mother about the alleged acts and was inspired to speak up about them after hearing a sermon about molestation during a church sermon.
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“The pastor said, ‘If this has happened to you, you should talk about it, you should disclose it. It will set you free,’ in the words of the pastor,” Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist said.
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Here are more details on the case: