Substitute teacher arrested for engaging in sexual activity with student and giving him alcohol
25-year-old Alexis Mercedes Boberg has been charged with two counts of a fourth-degree sex offense for having sexual contact with a person while in a position of authority, according to the Anne Arundel County police
A substitute teacher was arrested on Monday, June 17, after a student reported that she had engaged in sexual activities with him and had provided him alcohol. The 25-year-old Alexis Mercedes Boberg has been charged with two counts of a fourth-degree sex offense for having sexual contact with a person while in a position of authority, according to the Anne Arundel County police. She was also charged with consuming alcohol while on public property.
The student, who reported the incident is from North County High School and also attends the Centre of Applied Technology North. Borberg turned herself in to authorities at the Western District Station on June 17 morning. Her bail status is unclear.
The two are said to have exchanged phone numbers in May, according to detectives at the Child Abuse Unit. Authorities began investigating the incident on June 4 after the report. Anne Arundel County Public Schools has barred Boberg from working with the schools in the county. “People who would prey on children simply have no place in our school system,” said Bob Mosier with Anne Arundel County Schools, according to a report in CBS Baltimore.
The two have also met in multiple places away from school throughout the month, the detectives found. In a peace order filed by the student's mother, which was granted by a District Court Judge on June 5, she has said, "During the last 20 days, my son has been manipulated into a sexual relationship (with) his substitute teacher at school. Boberg is not to have any kind of contact with the student and she has to keep away from the teen's mother's workplace. The police believe that Boberg gave the student alcohol during these meetings and participated in sexual activities."
“It happened somewhere else, off school premises. The teacher had initially reached out to this student by sending a telephone number. Some text messaging had gone back and forth, they developed a relationship over time and the student elected to come forward to police,” Marc Limanski with Anne Arundel County Police said. The police have not revealed the age of the student to protect his identity.