PANAMA (KFSM) — A local teacher has been charged with rape and forcible sodomy of a student.
Ryan England, 28, a teacher at Panama High School, was arrested July 8 after an investigation spanning several months finally concluded, according to an arrest affidavit.
England had performed sexual acts with a female student multiple times, and had exchanged inappropriate pictures with the student through a social media application, the document stated.
He had performed these acts on the school premises and other locations, such as a cattle trailer, according to the affidavit.
England denied the allegations while being interviewed by police officers.
After evidence samples were taken by investigators from England’s office, police obtained a search warrant, arrived at England’s residence and swabbed DNA samples. The samples matched, and England was arrested.
He was later released from the LeFlore County Jail on a $90,000 cash surety bond. His next court date has been scheduled for August 8, 2016.