Teacher In Student Sex Assault Pleads

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Booking photo of Tanikka Queen (provided by: LVMPD)

Booking photo of Tanikka Queen (provided by: LVMPD)

(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–The substitute teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student is taking a plea deal with prosecutors.

Tanikka Queen pleads guilty to two felony counts. She was accused of sexual assault on a 15 year old at Hyde Park Middle School, where Queen had taught for the past year.

The 22 year old Queen originally faced a half dozen counts, including kidnapping and sex assault. The parent of another student at the school alerted authorities about the relationship.

Police said Queen and the student exchanged as many as a hundred phone calls, and more than 2,000 text messages over a four-day period in mid-February.

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