An unpaid parent volunteer who has worked with the Fort Zumwalt East High School boys track team has been arrested and charged with sexual contact with a student Friday.
St. Peters police notified the Fort Zumwalt School District about the accusations against 41-year-old Ericka Oxford. They said none of the alleged contacts occurred at school.
A probable cause statement said the sexual relationship began in April of this year. The student told police he recalled one instance when the two had a sexual encounter at his home, after leaving track practice. The PC statement said the teen's father interrupted them.
Oxford reportedly admitted to having encounters with the student weekly.
"Shocked to hear about this? I honestly don't believe it. She also helps out with things like football and stuff, she's always involved," said a person close to Oxford who wishes to stay anonymous.
Laura Wagner, who is in charge of PR and media relations for the school district, said the unpaid volunteers undergo a thorough background check. Wagner said Oxford passed this background check before volunteering.
Wagner said the East High School principal released this message to the parents of East High School students:I have some information I need to share with you. The St. Peters Police Department notified me that an unpaid parent volunteer with the boys track team was arrested and charged with a Class E felony of sexual contact with a student.
St. Peters Police assure me that none of the alleged contact occurred at school. The accused passed a thorough background check used for volunteers and was registered with the Missouri State High School Activities Association. If you have any further concerns please feel free to contact me.Wagner said further questions about the situation can be directed to the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.
Oxford turned herself in at 9 a.m Friday and released on a $20,000 bond. Under her bond conditions, she can't have contact with the victim or the family.
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