An elementary school teacher and mother-of-two has been charged with performing sex acts on a boy under the age of 14.
32-year-old Malia Brooks, surrendered at a police station in Simi Valley, California after she was accused of having sexual relations with a male student at her school.
The divorced mother of a young boy and girl pleaded not guilty of performing sex acts on a student aged under 14.
Her attorney said outside court that she was suffering from a mental illness and was now receiving treatment.
She is being held on $2 million bail after prosecutors dubbed her a flight risk.