An Oklahoma teacher is facing felony sodomy charges after being caught in surveillance cameras behaving inappropriately with one of her students. Sandra Mayfield, a 51-year-old Mock Trial teacher at Moore High School in Moore, Oklahoma, is facing charges after allegedly performing oral sex on a 17-year-old student in the parking lot of Buck Thomas Park.
Moore Police Sergeant Jeremy Lewis explained that the two met at a business in Moore, drove around in Oklahoma City, made a few stops, ended up late that night at a park in Moor Buck Thomas Park where she performed oral sex on the 17-year-old. They were also captured on surveillance cameras throughout Oklahoma City, which played an essential role when issuing charges against the high school teacher.
Susan Caswell from the First District Attorney Office in Cleveland told reporters, “We have the child’s testimony and then we have corroborating evidence of what the child said.
Investigators also claim Mayfield and the student also drove around the metro and were seen kissing and hugging on multiple security cameras in Oklahoma City which was the key in bringing charges against her. According to reports, the student confirmed the two met around 8:30 p.m. that night in the parking lot. He told law enforcement officers they drove throughout Oklahoma City and Nichols Hills before eventually going on a walk.
Mayfield was placed on administrative leave and was later banned from being on campus and having any contact with the student. Police said, as far as they know, the alleged crime at Buck Thomas Park was the only incident between the two.
After the incident, the school district released a statement:
“Moore Public Schools places the safety and welfare of its students ahead of any other interests, and will continue to take necessary steps to safeguard their emotional, physical, and educational well-being. The charges filed this afternoon against our employee are shocking and upsetting and are not representative of the hundreds of other teachers who work hard every day to provide a safe and quality education for the students in the Moore Public School District.”
Mayfield was charged and was retained into the Cleveland County Jail. She was released on a $1,000 bond and has pleaded not guilty to the allegations of forcible sodomy.