- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis Public Schools guidance counselor faces child seduction charges for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with two teenage students.

Thirty-seven-year-old Shana Taylor was charged Wednesday. She allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with one male student between October and February, starting when he was 16.

Taylor also allegedly had a sexual encounter with a second 16-year-old student.

Her attorney, Brian Newcomb, says Taylor plans to take responsibility for her alleged actions.

The Indianapolis Star reports (https://indy.st/1Qnc08I ) court records indicate school officials waited six days to report the allegations to state child-welfare officials. Indiana law requires certain school officials to immediately report suspected child abuse.

IPS spokeswoman Kristin Cutler says she cannot comment beyond a statement saying the district immediately suspended Taylor and “launched an internal investigation.”


Information from: The Indianapolis Star, https://www.indystar.com

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