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State Police Say Nurse Sexually Assaulted 17-Year-Old Boy

Reported: Feb. 10, 2014 5:23 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 11, 2014 9:07 AM EST
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BARBOURSVILLE (Dave Benton) -- When West Virginia State Police responded to a disturbance call Saturday night at Beech Fork State Park, they ended up arresting Bernna Sue Starr-Lakin, a nurse at Barboursville School.

Police said Lakin and a former student who is now 18 years old had been staying in a cabin at Beech Fork.

"The young man stated he had a sexual relationship with Miss Lakin for some time now, and it dates back to when she was a nurse at the alternative school while he was there," Sgt. Greg Losh said.

Police said at first, the former student told them Lakin was his mother. Police said she had been under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting the 17-year-old at the alternative school. Police said co-workers told them she had even been reprimanded for having contact with the former student.

Terry Stephens with River Park Hospital, which manages the program at the alternative school, said "we will deal with it accordingly, but right now we have nothing to say at this point."

State Police said Lakin was fired Monday morning and is being charged with third-degree sexual assault, sexual assault by a guardian and carrying a concealed weapon.

The former student is charged with falsifying information to the police. Lakin and the former student are out on bond.



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