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Monday, 30 July 2018 15:18

Teacher Indicted for Alleged Sexual Contact With Student

Martin Martin
July 30, 2018 – An English teacher at Northeast Prep Academy has been indicted on charges that she had inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old student, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Monday.
A grand jury indicted Angela Martin, 33, on two misdemeanor counts of sexual contact by an authority figure. Her bond was set at $2,000.
Investigators said that during the school year last fall Martin gave the student a note telling how much she liked him and then began checking him out of his second-period class. In late October, they said, Martin kissed the student underneath a stairwell near her classroom.
On a second occasion, investigators said, Martin took the student to a restroom inside her empty classroom and kissed him. She has since resigned.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Lessie Rainey of the District Attorney’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.