A Georgia middle school teacher may be deported after she was arrested last week for allegedly having sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy.
Rumah Byrapaka, 24, was granted bond Tuesday on a child molestation charge, as well as a charge of enticing a child for indecent purposes, the Augusta Chronicle reported.
She is accused of sending nude pictures and racy texts to the Hephzibah Middle School student, who according to the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office is in love with the teacher.
Byrapaka, who was placed on administrative leave with pay by the Richmond County School System after following her arrest, is also accused of engaging in sexual contact with the boy at school, according to arrest warrants.
The district attorney’s office said the infatuated boy would sneak out of his home to see Byrapaka.
Byrapaka is not a U.S. citizen and is in the country on a student visa.
As such, she faces deportation and will be placed in a federal detention center on an immigration hold if she posts the $25,000 bond — $15,000 for the child molestation charge, and $10,000 for the charge of enticing a child for indecent purposes.
Judge Scott Allen conditioned the Hephzibah physical science and social studies teacher’s bond on her avoiding contact with the boy, his family or anyone under the age of 18.
Allen also ordered Byrapaka to surrender her passport, refrain from teaching at any school and to notify the court if she is released from federal custody.