MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Memphis City Schools teacher has been charged with rape because of a sexual relationship she had with a student who was living with her.
An affidavit says April Wade, a Spanish teacher at Sheffield High School, has been charged with statutory rape by an authority figure after police learned of the relationship she was having with a 17-year-old boy.
On Friday, October 21, 2011, the victim told police that he had been living with Wade for 10 or 11 months and during that time they were engaged in a sexual relationship.
When she was arrested, Wade did give a statement to police saying the victim lived with her and shared a bed with her, but she claims they have only kissed.
Wade is among a group of 7 educators in Shelby County that have been charged with rape since 2010.