Kyle Trent Podrecca

Kyle Trent Podrecca

A University of Oklahoma instructor has been charged with raping a Moore high school student.

On Friday, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn filed two felony second-degree rape charges against Kyle Trent Podrecca, 27, of Norman, after he allegedly had sex with a former student. 

According to a Norman police affidavit, a report was filed by the alleged victim’s mother, claiming Podrecca and her son have had a sexual relationship with each other since last April. 

The mother said she was contacted by Moore Public School officials, who had learned about the relationship. 

During an interview with Mary Abbott Children’s House forensic interviewers, the boy said he met Podrecca while Podrecca was substitute teacher at a Moore high school. 

The alleged victim told interviewers that Podrecca offered private French and tutoring lessons after school.

The boy then claimed to have had sexual intercourse with Podrecca, which Podrecca later confirmed during an interview with Norman police on March 1.  

OU released a statement Wednesday in response to Podrecca's arrest.

"The university has been made aware of the allegations," the statement read. "The instructor has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation."

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