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She was a Christian-school teacher when her husband caught her in bed with a student, police say

By Mandy Matney

mmatney@islandpacket.com

Andrea Baber, 29, was arrested by Douglas County, Ore. deputies Friday.
Andrea Baber, 29, was arrested by Douglas County, Ore. deputies Friday.

A former Christian school teacher is facing multiple felony charges after her husband told police he caught her in bed with a student, the Register Guard reported.

Police arrested 29-year-old Andrea Nicole Baber, now a former Logos Christian teacher in Springfield, Ore., Friday after authorities investigated reports of her sexual relationship with a student, KPIC reported.

"It was learned Baber began the relationship with the then-15-year-old student in 2016 and had engaged in a sexual relationship on a regular basis with the minor and provided him with marijuana," Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement to KPIC.

Police started investigating Baber after her husband said he caught her with a former student in bed “partially clothed” and her husband called child protective services, according to court documents obtained by the Register Guard. Her husband also told police that he found topless photos that his wife sent the teen on her phone.

Authorities said that Baber was no longer a teacher at the school, according to the New York Post, but her staff biography was still on the Logos Christian Academy website Monday afternoon, stating that she lived with her husband, dog and cat.

On Dec. 12, the 17-year-old’s father received an anonymous email asking about his son’s relationship with Baber, according to court documents obtained by the News Review. The email included photos of Baber and the boy.

When Baber came home Friday after police executed the search warrant, she’d thought her house was robbed and called police, KPIC reported. Then, her husband found the search warrant and sheriff’s deputies soon arrived on scene, the Register Guard reported.

Baber was charged with third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, first-degree online sexual corruption of a minor and unlawful delivery of marijuana, according to online court records. She was released from jail Monday.

“Andrea has always felt called to work with youth and is very excited that God opened the door for her to be part of the Logos team,” her biography on the school’s website stated.

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