Betty Carter York is the grandmother of the missing 14-year-old boy, thought to be with his former teacher. She says: "I had recently learned she was in my house every night. I did not know she was slipping in."
Tompkinsville Police Chief, Dale Ford says: "Our investigation has led us to believe that there was an affair going on between those two. Starting sometime last year."
The affair between Angela Comer and the 14-year-old student she left town with is now being considered a sexual relationship by police. Police seized a computer containing correspondence of a sexual nature between Comer and the boy dating back to June of 2005. Comer taught at Monroe County Middle School, where the boy attended.
Monroe County Superintendent, George Wilson, says: "I believe her hire date was August of 2004 and she resigned on November 4th of '05."
The victim's grandmother filed a criminal complaint in Monroe County Circuit Court on November 14th 2005 stating that Comer committed the offense of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor Third Degree, when she knowingly called the minor, causing him to disobey his parent or guardian. In this case, the grandmother is the teen's guardian, and when she questioned him about Comer he denied it was anything more than a standard teacher student relationship.
York says: "Not unless I pressured him. He said they were just good friends. They would talk about sports and his life because he'd had a rough childhood and she had too."