An Oklahoma school district paid out $125,000 to the family of a student who had sex with jailed teacher Jennifer Caswell, the Daily Mail reports.
Caswell, 31, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for admitting to having sex with a 15-year-old ale student.
The teen’s family sued the school, alleging they helped cover up the affair.
The family alleges the boy was told to keep quiet about the relationship.
Caswell previously appeared on Dr. Phil to say she is “not a rapist” and said the teen “made the first move.”
“I didn’t force anything. I didn’t manipulate. I didn’t take advantage,” she said.
Caswell said it was the teen’s persistence that led to them having sex in a classroom.
“He came in, I was working on things, he kept coming closer to me and I would kind of walk away to the other part, you know another room, another areas of the classroom and he just walked up to me and then he kissed me. And then it just kind of went from there,” she said.
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‘I was walking around the classroom straightening up the desks and he came and I guess it was standing up,’ Caswell said.
The 31-year-old admitted that she did not tell the student to stop what he was doing.
She said: ‘I kept on saying, ”No you know we can’t do this. No, no, no.”.
‘He wasn’t forcing me, I mean, I couldn’t easily just walked out of my classroom, but I didn’t.
‘But I was resisting because I knew it was wrong, but I didn’t.’
Caswell said that following sex with the student, she felt ‘terrified’.
‘I just couldn’t believe I had done something like that,’ she added.