In Minnesota, Montgomery Middle School teacher Troy Michael Bernard, 35, was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sex with a 15-year-old student.
sexual relationship with the student last summer when she
He was her volleyball coach at the time.
taught fifth grade and coached girls' track and volleyball.
The girl's mother told police that she
'd discovered the relationship when she checked her
daughter's cell phone and found text messages between the girl and Bernard
then confronted Bernard
, who admitted that he'd had sex with the girl.
Police had the mom call to Bernard
so they could listen in. In that call Bernard
hadn't seen the teen since her
mom confronted him.
also said he
didn't know how many times they'd had sex and admitted he
didn't always use a condom.
The sheriff's office is investigating whether there might be other victims.
If convicted, Bernard
could face up to 30 years in prison.
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