According to WEWS and other news outlets, the ex-educator starting “grooming” the then-14-year old to be a potential baby daddy back when she first started sleeping with him in 2013.
The sexual relationship between Cross and this young man is said to have taken place between August 1, 2013 through September 6, 2016.
A few months before it started, the boy's father approached authorities with concern over how close his son had grown to his teacher.
But no action was taken at that time.
Cross quit her job as an English teacher at Buchtel High School in Akron in January of 2015.
Back when the boy was in eighth grade, Cross invited him to go swimming in her pool before he later starting staying the night in her home.
She reportedly convinced the mother, who had custody of the teenager, that she could “mentor” the boy.
Cross gave birth to her baby in 2015, but managed to keep the child a secret until the boy’s father learned of the toddler and alerted police officers.
She has since been arrested and charged with three counts of sexual battery and is prison on $100,000 bond.
"It was a straight failure from the system. From the school and the police, definitely," the boy's father told local TV channel News 5 Cleveland.