A high school teacher, who is also the daughter-in-law of the county’s chief deputy, has been arrested for allegedly having sex with one of her students in Alabama, USA.
Lyndsey Sherrod Bates, 22, was a special education teacher at Madison High School in Madison County. She was arrested and booked into Madison County jail on Friday, charged with engaging in a sex act with a student younger than 19.
Bates is also charged with several misdemeanors including three counts of distributing obscene material to a student and one count of having sexual contact with a student, as per Madison County jail records.
She turned herself into the jail around 4.30pm Friday and her bail has been set at $32,000, according to AL.com.
She is married to Drew Bates, the son of Madison County sheriff’s office chief deputy Stacy Bates, and the office is investigating her case.
‘The Sheriff’s Office started an investigation as soon as the allegations were brought to our attention, and Chief Bates was never involved in that investigation,’ Madison County Sheriff Kevin Turner in a statement.
The office clarified that Lyndsey’s relationship to Stacy Bates ‘in no way has affected the investigative process or urgency leading to today’s arrest, nor to the future criminal justice proceedings’.
‘Because the victim(s) in these charges are juveniles no specific details of the investigation are being released at this time,’ office spokesman Donny Shaw said in a statement.