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Mother speaks about son's sexual relationship with teacher

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A Sheridan eighth-grade teacher pled not guilty Wednesday to sexual assault charges stemming from a relationship with one of her students, but the child's mother tells us a different side of the story.

Stephanie Bradshaw, 29, remains on paid administrative leave from the middle school, which started in December.

Months of investigating accusations, as well as thousands of phone records, finally hit a head Wednesday in the initial court appearance for Bradshaw.

The teacher and cheer coach is charged with a Class A felony count of sexual assault for having sex with one of her former students for multiple years.

"I want her not to be able to do this to anyone else's family, to any else's child," said the boy's mother, who spoke to us under anonymity.

She told us it was a December call to the school that has since changed her life. It was in that meeting, that the principal and assistant principal told her about rumors around the school of the relationship. They then called her son in to see if they were true.

"He said, ‘Yea it happened, it's been happening for almost two years,'" she describe to us.

According to the court affidavit the victim claims multiple times that Bradshaw would pick him up from his house and they would: "have sex in her bedroom, and she would take him back to his house in the early hours of the morning"

"He can tell you exactly what the inside of her house looks like," said the mother of the teenager, who is now 16. "He took her baby out of the car seat, put her in the crib, so that they could have sex."

There was also more going on than just physical interaction.

A deeper look into court affidavit states that more than 1,300 text messages were sent between the two, in a span of five months. The student also claims additional texts included nude images.

His mother told us she noticed the teacher was always very friendly, and commented her son often at football games. However, she never thought she needed to be concerned about one of his own teachers taking advantage of him.

"I did probably have some signs, but you know I'm not thinking about it, it's a teacher," she added.

"You don't think about that. Yea you hear it on the news all the time or you see it in movies, but you never think it's going to happen to you and your kids."

We spoke to Bradshaw by phone Wednesday, and she told us she's ready to clear her name, but would not speak on camera without her attorney permission first.

She remains free on bond and her next court date is set for the end of May.