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State Police: Former Maryland teacher arrested after having sexual relationship with 17-year-old boy

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 17:09:33-04

KENT COUNTY, Md. — A former Kent County teacher has been arrested after police say she had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Brittney Lyles was arrested Friday following an investigation by Maryland State Police.

An investigation into Lyles was initiated on March 4 by the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Upper Shore Region.

According to a preliminary investigation, the alleged offenses occurred in February 2020. Investigators have learned Lyles was working as a teacher at the Kent County Alternative School Program at the time of the alleged incidents.

The investigation revealed that none of the alleged activities between Lyles and the victim, a 17-year-old boy, occurred on school property.

It is believed Lyles picked up the victim in her vehicle from an off-campus location before taking him to another location where the offenses occurred.

She is being charged with two counts of fourth-degree sex offense, sex abuse of a minor, contributing to certain conditions of a child, and other related offenses.

She was taken before a District Court commissioner in Talbot County for a bond hearing and is being held without bond at the Talbot County Detention Center.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101.