A Bowie woman and former youth program supervisor in Washington, D.C., admitted in federal court to engaging in sex acts with a high school student she was supervising and giving birth to his child, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
She pleaded guilty Friday to attempted second-degree sexual abuse and is now facing up to a year in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.
Loni Haggins, 30, was working as an educational aide and cheerleading coach at Wilson High School in northwest D.C. in 2010 and 2011. She had also been working as a supervisor for the Districtís Summer Youth Employment Program at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, where she met the 17-year-old victim from McKinley Technology High School.
According to the plea agreement, in August 2010, the two exchanged numbers and shortly after began a sexual relationship and continued to have sexual intercourse nearly every day from August 2010 to April 2011.
Federal prosecutors said Haggins would attend the victimís basketball games, pick him up from school, take him out to dinner and routinely buy him clothing and shoes while having the affair.
During that time period, Haggins became pregnant twice and told the victim he was the biological father. In her first pregnancy, Haggins miscarried, but in her second pregnancy she gave birth to the victimís child, which paternity testing confirmed, according to prosecutors and court documents.
Haggins was arrested Sept. 14.
According to online D.C. court records, Haggins will be sentenced Dec. 14.
Calls to D.C.-based attorney Quo Judkins, who is representing Haggins in court, were not returned Wednesday.
A phone number for Hagginsí residence could not be located.