A former high school teacher accused of having sex with a student is now challenging the constitutionality of a state law used to charge her.

Former Oldham County High School teacher Haley Reed, 37, faces rape, sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor charges.

Police say, she admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old while she was choir teacher at the high school. The encounters allegedly happened between April and June 2018 during after school hours inside the school.

According to the indictment, Reed was charged because she was “in a position of authority” of someone under the age of 18.

In a court filing, the defense claims the student was old enough to consent to a sexual relationship under state law, which means Reed’s rights under Kentucky’s constitution were violated when she was arrested.

Reed’s four-day trial begins in November.

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