A Minnesota choir teacher is facing the music for having a sexual relationship with a student and sending partially naked photos to his cell phone, according to reports.
Christine Lee Funk, 31, of New Hope, who taught at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, had sex with the 17-year-old student three times in February, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
A school resource officer reviewed text messages between the boy and Funk that contained conversations that suggested the two had engaged in sexual relations, officials said.
Police also found that Funk sent several partially nude images of herself to the boy.
She initially denied the allegations and said that any texts of a sexual nature were a “fantasy.”
But she later admitted to the charges after being shown the revealing photos of herself on the boy’s phone.
The student also admitted that he had sex with Funk at her home, the school and in his car.
Funk was charged Wednesday with three felony counts of criminal sexual conduct, according to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom.
She was put on leave after her initial arrest in late February, when she was accused of possessing child porn.
A school district spokeswoman said Funk resigned from her job in March, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press of St. Paul reported.
A judge set her bail at $75,000 when she appeared in court Wednesday.
If convicted, Funk could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine for each of the three charges