Kellie Hurst was arrested at her Roswell apartment Tuesday afternoon.
She's been charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual penetration, involving school personnel, and one misdemeanor count of distributing sexually oriented materials to minors.
[b]Police say the 23-year-old teacher at Roswell High School (pictured) began a relationship with the underage boy in September - before the start of school[/b]
Investigators say there were multiple occasions in which Hurst and the 16-year-old student engaged in consensual sexual activity at Hurst's apartment. Hurst is also accused of sending the student inappropriate pictures of herself.
Investigators added they met months before the accused sexual contact at an area business, but were aware one was a teacher and the other was a student at RHS.
As of Wednesday, Hurst was in the Chavez County Detention Center on a $10,000 surety bond.