Former special education teacher admits child seduction

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A former special education teacher at Woodlan Jr/Sr High School pleaded guilty to a charge of child seduction on Thursday.

Paige E. Mostella was arrested in August 2014 after a student told police officers about encounters he had with Mostella when he was 17-years-old.

On Thursday, Mostella pleaded guilty to one count of child seduction as part of a plea deal. The deal will include three years suspended/probation.

She will also be monitored by community corrections and will have to undergo sex offender counseling. Mostella is due back on court to be sentenced on March 3.

According to court documents, police began their investigation into Mostella on February 12, 2014 when a then 19-year-old taking a polygraph test told a police officer giving the test that he had been involved in a sexual relationship with a teacher at Woodlan Jr/Sr.High School in early 2013.

He was required to take the polygraph test in order to fulfill juvenile probation requirements

In Indiana, a teen 16 or older can consent to engaging in sexual behavior unless it’s with a person in a positio……………. continues on WISH-TV

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