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Teacher charged with raping student 28 times

Police: Rachel Holt engaged in intercourse with 13-year-old

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Schoolteacher Rachel Holt is charged with 28 counts of raping a 13-year-old student.

(CNN) -- A Delaware schoolteacher was charged Tuesday with 28 counts of raping a minor after she allegedly engaged in a weeklong sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student, police said.

Rachel L. Holt, a 34-year-old science teacher at Claymont Elementary School, faces additional charges that she allowed a 12-year-old friend of the victim to watch them have sex at her home, and that she gave both boys beer, New Castle County acting Police Chief Scott McLaren said.

Robert Ziegler, a spokesman for the Brandywine School District, confirmed that two boys were allegedly involved in the incident.

"One student was involved physically, and the other one observed," Ziegler said. (Watch what tipped off the boy's dad and see Holt's condo -- 1:12)

Police say Holt and the 13-year-old had sex 28 times between March 24 and March 31. Under Delaware law, the boy is too young to consent to sex.

Police began an investigation after the victim's father told police his son was having an inappropriate relationship with his teacher, New Castle police told reporters Tuesday.

The father "also indicated his son had lied to him about staying at a relative's home while he stayed overnight at Holt's residence," according to the county police Web site.

The affidavit in the case states Holt knew the victim's father would disapprove of the boy spending the night at her residence, and alleges Holt phoned the boy's father's girlfriend, pretended to be the boy's mother and obtained permission for the boy to stay at her Wilmington, Delaware, home.

Holt was jailed and bail set at $500,000. She has been placed on leave until further notice, school administrators said.

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