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Melissa Dalton, Teacher, Accused Of Having Sex With Four Students

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Melissa Dalton

A high school art teacher in Tucson is accused of having sex with four of her students.

KVOA reports that Melissa Dalton was initially booked on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor on April 30.

After she posted bail and was released, more students came forward with details about the 33-year-old wife and mother's other alleged sexual encounters. That prompted police to add eight more counts, including six of sex with a minor.

Police started the investigation after one of the alleged victims told his cousin he had sex with Dalton. According to KVOA, one student claimed Dalton sent him explicit text messages containing photos of her posing in front of a bathroom mirror. Dalton's cell phone was confiscated by police, along with the phones of the students involved.

Police said Dalton initially denied the allegations and then admitted "things went too far" with one of her students, according to Tucson News Now.

"Like, I get the fact that they feel like I had been leading them on," Dalton said, according to a police report obtained by News Now.

Explorer News reports that some of the alleged sexual encounters took place in Dalton's classroom, in her car and at one victim's parents' house.

Dalton is on leave from the Amphitheater School District.

Watch the KVOA report below:

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