Prosecutors: Social work intern had relationship with student

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A graduate social work intern working at a south suburban alternative high school has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a student.

“Some days, I’m baffled,” Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. saidSaturday before ordering 26-year-old Brandi Edwards released on electronic monitoring.

Prosecutors said Edwards, of HomerGlen, began writing to the teen in the student’s journal while she wasadvising him at the Rise Alternative High School in Chicago Heights.

The two then began a sexual relationship, according to prosecutors. They said the teen would check in using Edwards’ credit card at motels.

Bourgeois told the woman she’s allowed to leave her home only for court appearances court or if there’s an emergency.

Edwards is also prohibited from trying to reach the teen victim in person or via social media.

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