A Sperreng teacher was arrested after his sexual relationship with a student that dated back to 1996 came to light. On Aug. 21, KSDK reported that the Sperreng Middle School teacher was taken into custody on Tuesday. James Bliss Wilder III works at the school but it's unknown if he was employed as a teacher there back when his relationship with the "then" student started.
"The investigation started this summer when a former high school student came forward to disclose a long-term sexual relationship with the male teacher that started in 1996. [Officer Randy Vaughn] says he does not know where the relationship took place," KSDK reported.
The Sperreng teacher arrested was placed on a 24-hour hold after the woman came forward. The former student claims that she had a relationship with Wilder for 15 years -- even though he was married and later, so was she. She decided to come forward now because she thinks that she isn't the only "victim." Wilder's arrest must have come as quite a shock to him because he has been having what sounds like a willing affair with this woman for almost two decades.
"James Bliss Wilder III is charged with six counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree. The charges stem from an alleged relationship Wilder had with a 16-year-old student in 1996," FOX 2 Now reported.
The Sperreng teacher arrested likely won't have a job after this -- and he does face time behind bars.
© Effie Orfanides 2013