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New Details Released Behind Arrest of Former Greenwood Administrator D'Laine Young

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By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

GREENWOOD - We're continuing to follow the latest on the arrest of a former Greenwood administrator accused of having sex with a student. That alleged relationship started when the teen was a student at Greenwood High School.

Now officials are trying to determine if any more students were involved.

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said it's shocking but it unfortunately it happens.

"It's a shock to me that an adult would conduct themselves in that manner. They know it's wrong, they know it's a violation of the law, they know it's illegal yet they still do it," he said. 

On Monday, D'Laine Young was arrested for having an improper relationship with a student.

Young is the former Curriculum Director for Greenwood I.S.D. and she'd recently been chosen as the middle school's assistant principal.

She was arrested in Decatur, Texas where she now lives.

Officials said the relationship started in 2009 when the student was still in high school. Investigators were tipped off back in June by a number of people who led them to the now 23-year-old man.

"He was very upset over the situation and gave us the information," Painter said. "We had to get phone records and texting records in order to confirm the information that he gave us."

Painter said the two had sex and it lasted about two years.

"Multiple times," Painter said. "The information was that they would drive out to oil field lease roads, have their encounter and then go back. It was consensual at the time with him. Now that he's older, having second thoughts or I don't know what he's having but anyway he came to us."

Four days after the investigation began, Young and her husband Doug, the former Greenwood Superintendent, resigned and the district bought out their contracts.

Painter said they don't believe any of the encounters happened on campus but the investigation is ongoing.

He hopes this latest arrest sends a message to the community.

"When they're of the wrong age, and it's not in a legal manner, you've got to expect repercussions," Painter said. "It's going to find you, it's going to hunt you down, it's going to get on your back and you can't get it off."

NewsWest 9 tried contacting the Greenwood school district several times for a comment but our calls were unanswered.

Young could be facing 20 years if she's convicted.