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SARCOXIE, Mo. — A former Sarcoxie, Missouri, teacher charged for sexual relations with a student is now having her charges dropped after she and the student married.

Baylee Turner, who began teaching English at Sarcoxie in 2019 at 23, was charged that same year with having sexual relations with one of her male students. The student, around 17 at the time of their first sexual contact, turned 18 before the Sarcoxie School District was aware of the situation.

However, the now 26-year-old Turner and the former student have married, meaning he can not be asked to testify against her.

Turner surrendered her teaching license and moved out of state to Oklahoma where she lives with her child who is around one year of age.

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