School miss ‘love’ af­fair with girl, 14

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A TEACHER claims she fell in love with a teenage girl she taught and who she con­fessed to sex­u­ally abus­ing.

Kim­berly Ali, 28, faces charges of sex­ual con­duct with a mi­nor as well as sex­ual abuse over her re­la­tion­ship with the 14-year-old.

The pair struck up contact through text mes­sages and Face­book and at the end of the school year Ali gave the teen a leav­ing present of a jew­ellery box and a record­ing of her say­ing she loved her.

Pros­e­cu­tors say they be­came in­ti­mate last month when Ali started driv­ing the girl to shop in Phoenix, Ari­zona, and they had “sex­ual contact” in her parked car.

Ali also took her home where they touched each other’s pri­vates.

The girl’s mother found sex­ting mes­sages on her phone and told cops who set up a call be­tween the two in a bid to catch Ali out.

When po­lice ar­rested her she ad­mit­ted to tex­ting, sex­ting and abus­ing the girl.

She told cops: “I think I fell in love with her and I just stopped think­ing about her age.

“It was a mis­take.”

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