A former Othello teacher has pleaded guilty to first-degree child molestation for having inappropriate contact with a 10-year-old boy.
Lisa Davis changed her plea Monday when she appeared in Adams County Superior Court, court records showed.
A sentencing date hasn't been set, but she is scheduled to be evaluated as part of a presentencing report. She is being held at the Adams County jail.
Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Randy Flyckt could not be reached Monday about the case.
Davis, 48, taught at Scootney Springs Elementary School as a fifth-grade teacher. The Othello School District reported Davis to the Othello Police Department in May, saying her relationship with a student she coached in reading was suspicious and unprofessional, court documents said.
Investigators discovered Davis would frequently talk to the student on the phone, take him to movies out of town and give him and his family gifts.
The student told authorities that he and Davis had kissed and touched each other inappropriately in her classroom and at a friend's home while the friend was away.
The relationship began in 2012 and didn't end until 2013 after Davis' husband contacted the student's family and told them to stop allowing the boy to call Davis.
Davis resigned from her teaching position after the investigation became public.
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