A California woman is accused of having sexual relationships with three underage male students who attend the Riverside County high school where she acts as assistant principal.
Erin Henton, 45, an administrator at Tahquitz High School in Hemet, Calif., was arrested Wednesday following a month-long investigation by local police. Henton was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery, oral copulation and abnormal sexual interest in children. She is also accused of sending harmful/inappropriate matter via electronic device.
KLTA reported that the charges against Henton include 12 felonies, seven of which are for sexual intercourse with a minor. She is being held on $1 million bail.
Police allege that Henton carried on sexual relationships with three boys under the age of 18 throughout the course of several months but say that no encounters took place at the school. Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart told NBC Los Angeles that Henton allegedly exchanged "improper, illegal" images with the boys via text message.
In a statement issued by the department, police said that Henton was placed on paid leave March 8 after allegations were made by a parent.
According to the New York Daily News, Henton began meeting one of the boys outside of school in September, and their relationship continued until the police investigation was launched.