A lawyer for a 44-year-old female educator at a northwestern Minnesota high school who has been accused of sexual conduct with a student says that the teen is the one who was the aggressor, the Grand Forks Herald reports.
The newspaper reports that Terina Ann Parr, who works at Fertile-Beltrami High School in Fertile, Minn., was arrested earlier this month after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the school “regarding potential inappropriate behavior between a 17-year-old male student and a paraprofessional.”
Parr, a longtime resident in Fertile, is accused of kissing the student and touching him inappropriately. But Parr, who is married, told police the student surprised her by kissing her first and that he placed her hands on himself.
“The wrong person was charged in this case,” Parr’s attorney, Blair Nelson of Bemidji, said, the Herald reported.
Parr is scheduled to appear in court again Monday.