Amanda Eckblad, a 22-year-old teacher in Wisconsin, has been accused of having sex with an underage student.
According to court documents, Eckblad, 22, has been accused of having sex with a 17-year-old boy and recording cell phone video of the encounter. Police say the boy in the video lived with her.
She has been charged in court with sexual intercourse with a child and possession of child pornography. If guilty, she faces up to 25 years in prison.
Eckblad, who told authorities that she considered the 17-year-old boy “her significant other”, remains jailed on $25,000 bail and was scheduled to be back in court on Friday, July 13.
According to Eckblad’s criminal case, police investigated allegations that she had been having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy who also lived with her at her residence on the 2100 block of Clarence Ave.
During the course of the police investigation, officers reported searching Eckblad’s cell phone, only to find a video of Eckblad engaging in sexual intercourse on March 30. The video was reportedly deleted from her phone on May 2 but was recovered by authorities, according to the complaint.
According to the criminal complaint, investigators were able to identify Eckblad in the video which showed her engaged in sexual intercourse with the boy.
Eckblad is just the latest teacher to be charged for an alleged relationship with a teenager student. Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
In addition, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Andrews, 32-year-old Jessica Langford, 29-year-old Andrea Baber, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap, 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro have also been charged with these charges.
34-year-old Miranda Nicole Pauley was charged with similar crimes, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. More recently, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander and 33-year-old Maren Oates were arrested on similar charges.