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Teacher in student sex held on bond
Updated: 2006-02-26 11:12

A US fifth-grade teacher accused of having sex with her 11-year-old student was ordered held on $100,000 bond Saturday.

In this booking photo taken Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, provided by the Laurens, S.C Police Dept., Wendie A. Schweikert, 36, of Belton, is shown. Schweikert, an elementary school teacher , was arrested Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, and charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, Laurens police said. [AP]

Prosecutors had wanted Wendie A. Schweikert, 36, jailed without bond, saying she was a danger to the community and a flight risk.

Schweikert was arrested Friday on two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor after the boy's mother accused the teacher of having sex with him at school at least twice, said Laurens Police Chief Robin Morse.

The former teacher admitted in a statement to having sex with the boy, Morse said.

Schweikert, who resigned from her job at E.B. Morse Elementary School on Friday, did not speak during the hearing, and did not have an attorney. The boy's mother tried to tell the judge how shaken her son was, but was choked back by tears.

The boy "wanted his mother to tell the court he was scared," prosecutor Jerry Peace said. "He is terrified that the defendant will get out on bond."

A man who answered the door at Schweikert's home Saturday would not comment.

Laurens is in northwestern South Carolina.

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