'This isn’t a crush. This is a sickness.' Victim's mom speaks out as teacher charged with lewd acts
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Shelley Duncan

By Lorne Fultonberg, KFOR

TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- (KFOR) -- As a superintendent's wife faces a charge of lewd acts with a child, the victim's mother is speaking out to ensure justice for her son.

"She's a predator," said the mother, who spoke to NewsChannel 4 provided she could remain anonymous for her family's protection. "I want to protect my son and any other children that are going to be after him. This isn't something that just goes away. This isn't a crush. This is a sickness. This is a disease. This is a problem that is not going to stop until it's made to stop."

Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation first arrested Shelley Duncan in September, amid accusations of an inappropriate and at times sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy.

An affidavit detailed a string of flirting, suggestive text messages between the two, telling each other "I love you."

Other messages detail the pair's plans for future sexual encounters, including Duncan allegedly texting the boy she would give him "oral sex with a cough drop in her mouth."

According to court documents, Duncan allegedly told the boy: "I'm glad you love your mom so much. One of the many reasons I love you."

When the boy replied his mom was "[his] world," investigators said Duncan responded: "Probably the hottest thing u've [sic] ever said. Nothing hotter than a man that takes care of his mom."

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