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Special Ed Teacher Accused Of Offering Sex As A 'Prize' To Underage Students

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A special education teacher at a Corona high school is being accused of having sex with several of underage male students at her school. In one case, she offered up sex as a "prize" to a student for his performance during school hours.Summer Michelle Hansen, 31, a teacher at Centennial High School in Corona has been charged with 16 felony charges related to having sex with five underage boys at the school where she taught, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise. Those charges include seven counts of oral copulation with a minor, six counts of unlawful intercourse with a minor more than three years younger and three counts of distribution of lewd material to a minor. Hansen is free on bail, but she is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow. She's facing up to 13 years in state prison.

None of the students involved were her special education students, but she is accused of having intercourse with students on- and off-campus. The alleged encounters happened between May 2012 and May 2013 in her classroom, in a utility room, in her car while parked in front of a boy's home and in one boy's home.

One 17-year-old student said that Hansen offered up sex as a "prize" for doing well in baseball game, and they had intercourse during a special Saturday session of classes. That wasn't the only boy that she allegedly offered up sex to make him feel unique: another boy said he had intercourse at school, and Hansen made a point of telling him that he was the only person she was having sex with. A third boy was contacted by Hansen at a school function, and they began texting and calling each other. They had sexual intercourse in her classroom after school.

Another student who was 18 and had graduated said Hansen sent him sexual text messages and photos of her in her underwear. This student claims that two other boys told him that they were having sex with Hansen.

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Hansen's attorney claims that her phone was hacked and that her lewd pictures ended up getting sent to neighbors and friends as well.

Hansen's attorney claims that she is innocent of all the charges. She is currently on paid leave, but that may not last much longer due to state education code policy requiring teachers charged with serious crimes to go on unpaid leave. Many parents have come out in support of Hansen and say they do not believe she is guilty.