NORMAN, Okla. — A University of Oklahoma instructor has been charged in a statutory rape case involving a high school student.

The Norman Transcript reports that Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn filed two felony second-degree rape charges against 27-year-old Kyle Trent Podrecca on Friday. He’s accused of allegedly having sex with a former student that he tutored.

According to a Norman police affidavit, the charges come after a report was filed by the teen’s mother that alleges Podrecca and her son have had a sexual relationship since April.

The mother says she was contacted by Moore Public School officials, who had learned about the relationship.

The university says that Podrecca “has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”

Oklahoma court records show Podrecca posted a $20,000 bail on Tuesday.


Information from: The Norman Transcript, http://www.normantranscript.com

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