Former Christiansburg teacher faces sex charges

Associated Press - July 21, 2010 1:55 PM ET

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - A former Christiansburg High School teacher faces charges of having sex with a student.

Christiansburg police say 34-year-old Diana Eckes Canter is charged with eight counts of custodial sexual intercourse with a minor.

Canter faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the charges. She remains free on bond following her arrest late Tuesday.

Police believe none of the alleged incidents occurred on school property. The alleged victim is no longer a student in Christiansburg's school system.

Police say Canter resigned her position as an 11th grade English teacher on Tuesday.

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