SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 34-year-old high school teacher believed to be having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old former student was arrested Thursday in San Diego.
Kelly Watson was taken into custody at 10:55 a.m. on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy she met when he was a student in her class at the New Haven residential school in Vista, said Lt. Anastasia Smith of the San Diego Police Department.
"Watson was his teacher at New Haven for several semesters from September 2010 until August 2011," Smith said.
Sex crimes detectives received a tip about inappropriate conduct between Watson and the former student on July 30, Smith said.
"As a result of their investigation, detectives determined Watson had engaged in an inappropriate dating relationship with the juvenile several months ago," Smith said.
Watson, who now teaches at Oceanside High School, was booked into Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.