Teacher indicted on sex new charges

May 18, 2009 1:09:53 PM PDT
A Creekside Elementary teacher's assistant charged with having sex with a student has been indicted.Gina Marie Watring, 40, now faces charges she raped a child, first-degree kidnapping, felony child abduction, and indecent liberties with a child. A Durham grand jury also indicted her on the previous charge she was arrested on: sexual offense with a student.

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Durham investigators say Watring had intercourse with the child on at least two occasions in April. A source told Eyewitness News the victim is a 10-year-old boy.

According to search warrants in the case, school administrators first became suspicious of Watring - who taught drama and dance at the school - after intercepting a note written by the boy.

"Gina, I love you so much babe. I’m so lucky to have you. I’m glad you feel the same way. I want to be with you forever. I’d never do anything to hurt u," it read.

Also according to the warrants, the school contacted the boy's mother who said Watring and the child had been communicating with each other via text message, and she had asked that the relationship stop because she thought it was inappropriate.

School officials said they found a cell phone in the child's possession, and text messages between him and Watring.

During questioning by detectives, the boy told them that he was in love with Watring and that they had had sex on two separate occasions in her home.

After her arrest, an attorney temporarily representing Watring told Eyewitness News that she is innocent and that the case stems from "the infatuation of a 10-year-old boy."


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