Crime

Substitute teacher arrested for alleged sexual relationship with student, sheriff says

A substitute teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a Minarets High School student, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office said.

Amanda Wood, 42, of Madera was arrested Thursday and booked at the Madera County Department of Corrections on suspicion of multiple felony charges.

The sheriff’s office on May 7 was contacted by the superintendent of Chawanakee Unified School District regarding an allegation of an inappropriate relationship between a substitute teacher who had worked for the district and a student at Minarets.

The student provided a statement. Sheriff’s investigators uncovered evidence that revealed there was probable cause to support the allegations.

“Evidence obtained indicates that the suspect had a relationship of a sexual nature with a minor student outside of CUSD property,” the sheriff’s office said.

If you or someone you know may be a victim relating to this case, contact Madera County Sheriff’s Office detectives at 559-675-7770.

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