Stephanie Cowan received an eight-year sentence in the rape of a 15-year-old boy in her care as a former foster parent in Mayes County. Courtesy/DOC

PRYOR — A former foster care mother was sentenced to eight years in prison for raping a 15-year-old boy.

Stephanie Cowan, 34, of Salina pleaded guilty on May 22 in Mayes County District Court to two counts of second-degree rape. One count of second-degree rape was dropped, online records show.

She also received credit for time served in the Mayes County jail.

Cowan confessed to having a sexual relationship with the teen on four separate occasions since he was placed in her care on Oct. 31, 2017, according to an arrest affidavit.

Stephanie Cowan and her spouse were approved for placement by DCCCA Tallgrass Family Services on Jan. 19, 2017. The agency is licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as a child placing agency.

At the time of Cowan’s arrest, the agency reported the couple had completed and passed all of their required background checks and trainings prior to being approved.

Cowan, a Pryor junior high school science teacher, was fired from the school district.

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