A former high school teacher, who left Indiana after being fired amid an investigation regarding allegations of sex with a student, has been arrested in Ohio.
Erin Orban, 24, was arrested Tuesday in Tipp City, Ohio, and charged with felony child seduction and felony official misconduct charges, Indiana’s Herald Bulletin reported.
Police began investigating Orban months ago when a video began circulating around Elwood High School in Elwood, Indiana, allegedly of Orban and a 17-year-old student of hers engaged in sex.
Students and staff alerted authorities who questioned the 17-year-old. He told police that he and Orban, and English teacher, had “sexual relations” four times last fall break at her residence and at a hotel.
According to court documents, Orban described how her husband “treats her bad,” and also told the student he was cute.
Elwood Community Schools placed Orban on administrative leave on Feb. 17 after being alerted to the investigation by police. She was terminated 10 days later.
Elwood police detective Ben Gosnell said in an affidavit that he was unable to interview Orban before her arrest because she left the state. He said he was contacted by a man who said he was an attorney with the teachers’ union and informed that Orban was in Ohio.
Authorities also said Orban sent the student about 150 messages through a social media application and offered to take him to professional basketball games.
According to online records, a student confronted Orban about the video. She told police Orban would “only smile at him and casually tell him to stop.”
The student also told investigators the 17-year-old victim was always “real flirty” with Orban and would allegedly make inappropriate comments to her during classes.
- Erin Orban.: Madison County Jail