ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque Public Schools middle school teacher has beencharged with rape over accusations she had sex with one of herstudents, a 13-year-old boy, police said Wednesday night.
Kristy Sanchez-Trujillo, 33, was terminated Wednesday foremployee misconduct, APS Executive Director of CommunicationsMonica Armenta said during an evening news conference.
Sanchez-Trujillo taught 7th grade social studies at Jimmy CarterMiddle School, and the boy was one of her students at the school,she said.
Albuquerque Police Department Officer Nadine Hamby later toldKRQE News 13 Sanchez-Trujillo had been arrested and charged withrape.
"Miss Sanchez-Trujillo confided in another teacher that she washaving an inappropriate relationship with a student," Hamby said."That teacher thankfully came forward immediately, told police, andAPS police contacted Albuquerque police."
According to the criminal complaint the pair had sex two timesin the past week but never at school. Police said Trujillo toldthem she picked the boy up twice from his home, took him to themovies and then out to the petroglyphs, which she referred to as“our spot.” She told police that is where they had sexin the back seat of her car.
She told police that the sex was "loving and caring" and thatthe boy “was more experienced than any man she's had sexwith.” Sanchez-Trujillo described him as “a 25-year-oldin a 13-year-old's body.”
Parents at Jimmy Carter Middle school said it's sick but theirbigger concern is what to tell their kids.
"A little bit confused, “ parent Lawrence Rambessaid,” it's hard to explain that to your kid."
“You don't know what to say. How sick can people be? Thatwould be like her own child,” Grandmother Joanna Salcidosaid.
Police said the two times Sanchez-Trujillo took the boy home itwas well after midnight. The first time it was 5 in the morning.Another teacher reported the crimes to school officials after shesaid Sanchez-Trujillo confided in her.
The other teacher said Sanchez-Trujillo was worried after theboy's older brother saw them together at the movies.
According to APS, Sanchez-Trujillo's started working in thedistrict as an educational assistant at Atrisco Elementary Schoolin 1998 and, after taking two leaves of absence, took the teachingjob at Jimmy Carter in December 2007.
Her online page at Facebook.com describes her as single withthree children.
Sanchez-Trujillo's father is Cris Sanchez, a retired lieutenantwith the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department and one of theleading candidates to be appointed sheriff when current SheriffDarren White moves to City Hall with the administration ofMayor-elect Richard Berry.
Sanchez declined comment on the charges against his daughterwhen contacted at home by News 13.
Sanchez-Trujillo spent the night in the Metropolitan DetentionCenter and bonded out Thursday.
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