Teacher Arrested for Sexual Relationship with Student

Tiana Sanchez on four counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child. (Credit: New Mexico State Police)

A teacher was arrested after police say she had a sexual relationship with a student.

Silver City High School teacher Tiana Sanchez was arrested Thursday, according to New Mexico State Police.

The student’s mother gave investigators her son’s phone after she became suspicious.

The mother believed the cellphone contained texts and photographs shared between her son and Sanchez.

Investigators with New Mexico State Police interviewed the student, who they said admitted he had sexual intercourse with Sanchez approximately four times within the last month.

The student’s phone was searched, and investigators said they found texts and photographs with sexual content between Sanchez and the student.

Sanchez was charged with four counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child. She was booked into the Grant County Detention Center.

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