A cafeteria worker at a suburban Chicago high school appeared in court Thursday on charges of having sex with an underage male student right after she started her job.
She also allegedly had sex with that student’s older brother, who is a student at the same school, but she is not facing charges for that because he was 18 at the time, ABC Chicago reported.
Joi Taylor, 32, allegedly had a tryst with a 16-year-old she met in March, the same month she started working as a lunchroom monitor in Proviso West High School in Hillside.
After meeting the student, the two exchanged phone numbers, and they would make video calls to each other in which Taylor masturbated as they talked, prosecutors said.
Later in the month, Taylor called the student before the school day and asked him to meet for sex, prosecutors said. She then allegedly met him the school’s parking lot, drove to the parking lot of a nearby church, had sex with him and then dropped him off at school.
Police learned about the illegal lunch lady love affair on Tuesday after the school’s police liaison got a tip about it from another student.
It's unclear when her alleged sexual relationship with the older brother happened.
The 16-year-old's attorney said Taylor threatened him and his older brother, both of whom are involved in athletics, by telling them they’d be “ineligible or unable” to continue those activities if they exposed the relationships.
Taylor is being held on $25,000 and is scheduled to appear in court again June 5, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
She has been placed on leave by the school, officials said.