A former supervisor for the District's summer youth employment program has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a teenager in which she gave birth to the high school student's child.
Loni Haggins, 30, who also worked as a teacher's aide and cheerleading coach at Wilson High School in Northwest Washington, faces up to a year in prison at her Dec. 14 sentencing. She will be required to register as a sex offender for up to 10 years.
According to prosecutors, Haggins, of Bowie, was the 17-year-old boy's supervisor at the District of Columbia Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. Shortly after the program ended, she began a sexual relationship the youth. She attended the boy's basketball games, picked him up from school, took him out to dinner, and routinely bought him shoes, clothes and other items.
Haggins became pregnant twice during this time, and informed the victim that he was the biological father. She second pregnancy resulted in the birth of a child, and paternity tests confirmed that the teen was the father.