A former Ceres classroom aide told police she was in love with the 15-year-old student with whom she admitted having a sexual affair, according to testimony Monday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.
Judge Ricardo Córdova said Stacey Goodloe, 36, must stand trial on six felony sex charges, including unlawful sex and oral copulation with a minor.
Ceres police Detective Jason Coley said Goodloe told him she had sex with the student, who was not named in court, at least six times in area hotels and in her car near a south Modesto park.
Goodloe is at least the seventh school worker to be accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student in Stanislaus County in the past two years.
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She is a former instructional aide who worked with special needs students in the Ceres Unified School District. Goodloe no longer works in Ceres schools, Assistant Superintendent Jay Simmonds said. He could not elaborate, citing legal concerns.
According to the victim, Goodloe would pick him up at his house in her car and drive to Mancini Park, where they would have sex. She also came to visit him in the hospital when he broke his leg, according to testimony.
When police first asked Goodloe why she thought they were contacting her, she cited concerns about gangs at Ceres High School and threats to her family, Coley said.
Goodloe told police she was scared of the 15-year-old, that he owned a knife and that he had threatened to kill himself, according to testimony.
Goodloe will be back in court Jan. 25 for her arraignment.
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