Thursday, June 14, 2007

At Home & In The Classroom

Teacher charged with rape, sodomy

A Norman North High School science teacher who also coached girls’ basketball was formerly charged Wednesday in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student in April and May.

Vicky Lynn Lewallen, 44, Norman, was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of first-degree rape.

Lewallen was arraigned Wednesday morning and released on personal recognizance bond by Special District Judge Rod Ring.

“The charges stemmed from allegations from the victim in the case disclosing the relationship and information we had regarding them being caught in the act at school and the investigation that followed,” said Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn.

According to court documents, the 16-year-old student, when interviewed, told forensic investigators the two had engaged in sexual acts in the bedroom of her home, the bedroom and other areas of the teacher’s home and in the classroom. School officials reported catching the pair in Lewallen’s classroom the morning of May 4, by themselves, with the lights off and the door locked. Another teacher reported seeing Lewallen and the girl “spending an unusual amount of time together” during overtime and lunch periods.

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