An Oklahoma teacher is facing felony sodomy charges after surveillance cameras recorded her behaving inappropriately with one of her students (video below).
Sandra Mayfield, a 51-year-old Mock Trial teacher at Moore High School in Moore, Oklahoma, is facing charges after allegedly performing oral sex on a 17-year-old student, reported KFOR.
The incident occurred on Feb. 17 in the parking lot of a local park.
"They met at a business here in Moore, drove around in Oklahoma City, made a few stops, ended up late that night at a park here in Moore -- Buck Thomas Park -- where she performed oral sex on the 17-year-old," explained Moore Police Sergeant Jeremy Lewis.
Both of them were also recorded on surveillance cameras throughout Oklahoma City, which played an essential role when issuing charges against the high school teacher.
"The surveillance video shows them kissing and hugging," Susan Caswell from the First District Attorney Office in Cleveland told KOCO. "We have the child’s testimony and then we have corroborating evidence of what the child said."
According to the student, the two met around 8:30 p.m. that night in the parking lot. He told law enforcement officers that they drove throughout Oklahoma City and Nichols Hills before eventually going on a walk, as reported by KWTV.
"That was proof that they were everywhere, pretty much everything [the student] gave us checked out," Lewis said.
On March 4, Mayfield was placed on administrative leave and was banned from being on campus and having any contact with the student.
"Moore Public Schools places the safety and welfare of its students ahead of any other interests, and will continue to take necessary steps to safeguard their emotional, physical, and educational well-being," the school district said in a statement. "The charges filed this afternoon against our employee are shocking and upsetting and are not representative of the hundreds of other teachers who work hard every day to provide a safe and quality education for the students in the Moore Public School District."
Investigators believe this was a one-time incident.
Mayfield was arraigned and booked into the Cleveland County Jail. She was released on a $1,000 bond and has pleaded not guilty to the allegations of forcible sodomy.