Ex-Substitute Teacher Accused of Raping Teenage Student

Steven Beard

A former substitute teacher is behind bars.

37-year-old Steven Beard is accused of having sex with a teenage student in Sand Springs.

Beard admits to meeting the 14-year-old victim while substitute teaching at Clyde Boyd Middle School.

The victim's mother contacted police after finding sexually-explicit text messages in her daughter's phone.

While being interviewed by police, the suspect admitted to having sex with the girl 10 to 12 times between July 22 and August 9, 2012.

Beard is charged with 2nd degree rape, lewd molestation of a minor, and lewd proposal to a minor.