Crime & Justice

Burbank middle school teacher who had sex with 14-year-old student to be arraigned

A 33-year-old Burbank middle school teacher accused of having sex with a teenage male student over a six-month period last year was scheduled to be arraigned today.

Amy Victoria Beck, a teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School, is charged with four counts of unlawful sex with a person under 16 and one count of oral copulation with a person under 16. If convicted, she faces up to seven years in state prison.

Beck surrendered at a police station Monday afternoon, accompanied by her attorney, according to Burbank police Sgt. Robert Quesada.

"She said she had sexual relations with one of her students," Quesada said.

Police interviewed the boy "and confirmed that the acts did occur" between March and September of last year, the sergeant said.

The boy was 14 at the time the alleged sexual activity began, and he is now 15, Quesada said.