Rayna Culver, from the Burlington Township in New Jersey, was arrested after being accused of having sex with her 15-year-old son.
The teenager remains unnamed due to his age, but was a student of Culver’s that she had adopted into her custody.
She was arrested on charges of and endangering the welfare of a child.
The Independent reports:
But prosecutors allege that the victim, a former student of hers at Rivera Middle School in Trenton, were “very close”.
The 43-year-old became the boy’s legal guardian in 2016 after inviting him to stay with her when he was thrown out of a relative’s home, court documents stated.
The student reportedly told police their relationship turned sexual when Culver tried to fondle him before bedtime and stripped off his clothes.
She is then alleged to have performed oral sex on him and engaged in intercourse.
“After that first incident, they would engage in sex often, and it was to the point where he felt that if he told her to stop she would get mad and kick him out of the house,” the police complaint reads, according to South Jersey Local News.
The reports also said that “(The victim) told Culver via text message that he didn’t want to have sex anymore, and she made it clear that she did not want it to stop.”
In January, as the boy became increasingly traumatized, he reportedly handed his phone to police. It was there that they saw the explicit text messages saved under the name “mom.”