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Former St. Paul substitute teacher accused of having sex with 17-year-old student


ST. PAUL, Min. — A 24-year-old former substitute teacher is facing criminal charges after allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student.

Caitlin Thao was charged earlier this month in Ramsey County with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Court documents State police began investigating Thao, who was a full-time substitute teacher at an unnamed school, in late February after complaints were filed about her “inappropriate” behavior toward students.

School officials told police that the victim, who had been in an English-language class where Thao worked, said he “shared a non-alcoholic drink” with her and that “she may have messaged him on social media,” according to the criminal. complaint. Thao soon resigned.

In mid-March, the victim told police he had had sex with Thao, who he said had been “overly nice” to him and communicated with him via messenger apps. The complaint states that the victim alleged that Thao “called him handsome and flirted with him,” and that the victim flirted back “because she would buy things for him and his friends.”

The victim said the sexual encounter took place in a high school classroom in February, court documents show, and he alleged that Thao later invited him to her home for more sex while her husband was away, which the victim declined.

The complaint states that Thao’s husband discovered what had happened in early March and contacted the victim’s mother. The next day, Thao reportedly admitted the sexual encounter to a Regions Hospital social worker

Police say Thao “has not responded to multiple requests” for an interview. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Thao faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

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