Kelly Burgess, Drama Teacher, Accused of Sexual Contact with Teenage Student

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Kelly Burgess, a 26-year-old theater teacher in Newport, South Wales, has been accused of having sexual relations with one of her teenage students.

She is charged with four counts of sexual activity with a boy between the aged of 13-17, according to the Telegraph; the alleged victim's exact age is unknown.

Burgess was suspended from St. Katherine’s School in Bristol, England.

Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess
Shelley Dufresne (right), 32, and Rachel Respess (left), 24, are accused of having sex with an underage high school student ... together. At the same time.

Asked for comment by the Telegraph, Burgess said through tears:

"I don't want to say anything. I'm OK, thank you."

The BBC reports that the quartet of alleged sexual offenses between the teacher and her student took place between January 1-August 28, 2013.

According to the Daily Mail, Burgess may have developed a relationship with the teenager while she was directing a school musical production last year.

It's unclear whether the victim is cooperating with officials or exactly how and when the sexual activity came to the attention of authorities in Wales.

As is often the case, there are more questions to be asked than have been answered, but what's undoubtedly clear is that this seems to happen a lot.

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