Alleged student affair

High school employee faces felony charges after allegedly giving birth to student’s baby

A local woman faces multiple felony charges related to her alleged sexual relationship with an underage student at Fair View High School.

Jessica Jolene Hays, 40, was a yard duty supervisor at the school when she allegedly began a sexual tryst with a 16-year-old student, District Attorney Mike Ramsey told the CN&R. The student reportedly moved in with Hays and her three children sometime last year. The couple used methamphetamine and cannabis together, Ramsey said.

Hays gave birth to a baby girl in July believed to be fathered by the student, now 17 years old, Ramsey said, though a paternity test has not been conducted. The baby is in foster care.

Acting on a tip, Chico Police arrested Hays on Aug. 26, Ramsey said. She faces felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor, furnishing a controlled substance to a minor and furnishing marijuana to a minor older than 14 years old. She pleaded not guilty on Wednesday (Aug. 31).