Jennifer Caswell, a former middle school teacher in Hollis, Oklahoma, was arrested last year in Mississippi on suspicion of statutory rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after police found her in a hotel room with a 15-year-old former student.
In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Caswell opens up about what she claims led her to be vulnerable to his advances, and what happened when she, a 27-year-old married mother, and the student had sex in her classroom.
In the video above, Caswell — known by her married name, Jennifer Sexton, at the time — claims, "He came in. I was working on things. He kept coming closer to me, and I would kind of walk away to another area of the classroom. And he just walked up to me and then he kissed me. And then, it just kind of went from there."
"How long did this encounter last?" Dr. Phil asks.
"He was probably in my room for maybe two hours, I guess," says Caswell.
"How long was the inappropriate part?"
"Maybe 10 or 15 minutes."
"Did both of you get completely disrobed?"
"No," says Caswell. "I was walking around the classroom straightening up the desks, and I guess it was standing up."
She adds, "I could have easily walked out of my classroom. But I didn't ... I knew it was wrong, but I didn't."
Dr. Phil's exclusive interview airs Tuesday — watch more here as Caswell explains why she travelled 650 miles to see the boy, and what happened when police knocked on her hotel room door. Plus, does she say she would rekindle the relationship with the boy if given the chance?
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