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MOORE, Okla. – A cheerleading coach in Oklahoma is accused of having a five-year relationship with a student that began when the boy was 16, authorities said.

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Jennifer Hawkins, who was employed as a cheerleading coach in the Moore Public Schools system, was charged with second-degree rape and sexual battery, according to KOKH-TV. The charges cover 2017 through 2019, since the victim was no longer a student after March 2019, the television station reported.

The victim wrote a letter to school officials about his alleged relationship with Hawkins, saying it began when he was a 16-year-old sophomore, KOKH reported. He stated that the relationship ended in October 2022.

Hawkins worked as a coach at Westmoore High School in Oklahoma City, KOCO-TV reported. The victim attended Southmoore High School, another school in the district, according to the television station.

The victim alleged in an affidavit that Hawkins would pick him up during his school lunch break and they would go to her home to have sexual relations, KOCO reported. Hawkins told police she was unsure how many times they had sex, but the victim said it was “at least 300 times.”

According to court documents, Hawkins told investigators that the victim had been living with her and her family over the last couple of years when their relationship began, KOKH reported.

In a statement obtained by the television station, Moore Public Schools said that Hawkins was terminated from her position.

“Once we were made aware of the situation, Hawkins was immediately fired from working at Moore Public Schools,” the statement said. “The safety and security of MPS students and employees is our foremost concern. MPS school officials will continue to assist law enforcement in their investigation of this matter.”