A lunch lady at a Chicago high school was in court on Thursday on charges of having sex with an underage male student. Joi Taylor, 32, met the 16-year-old in March when she started working at Proviso West High School in Hillside. She also had sex with the boy’s 18-year-old brother.
According to prosecutors, Taylor and the minor would make video calls to each other, while she masturbated on camera. Eventually their encounter became physically sexual at a church’s parking lot near the school.
Police learned about the encounter after a student told the school’s principal.
The 16-year-old’s attorney said Taylor threatened him and his older brother, both of whom are involved in athletics, by telling them they’d be “ineligible or unable” to continue those activities if they exposed the relationships.
Taylor is being held on $25,000, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Photo Credit: Joi Taylor | Hillside police