33-year-old Bellevue teacher charged with sexual misconduct

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A 33-year-old literature teacher at Bellevue's Interlake High School has been charged with sexual misconduct for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Prosecutors say teacher Patrick Colgan started a sexual relationship with the student in March and continued to send her sexual e-mails even after she ended the relationship in June.

Colgan was arrested Nov. 7 and booked into the King County Jail. He is now out of jail on $10,000 bail.