Related News: Trial underway for former Stanhope teacher accused of having sex with student

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The trial for former Stanhope Elmore High School teacher and track coach Jeffrey Stanton began on Wednesday.

“All the state of Alabama has to prove is that he was a teacher at Stanhope Elmore and she was a student and they had sexual intercourse, it specifically says consent is not a defense,” said Assistant District Attorney Mandy Johnson.

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Related News: Tuscaloosa police arrest former Bryant HS teacher for sex with a student

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Tuscaloosa police officers have arrested a former Bryant High School teacher for one count of a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student.

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Related News: Social media post delays former Thorsby teacher’s sentencing

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In a twist in the case of a former Thorsby teacher accused of rape and sodomy of a teen, the judge has postponed her sentencing due to a social media post.

Jennifer McNeill was supposed to be sentenced on Thursday morning, but a Facebook post caused the judge to delay sentencing until August 7 at 8 a.m.

The Facebook post indicated McNeill is innocent. Her attorney claims the victim, his mother and his brother hacked her Facebook account and made the post. However, the family denies that claim.

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Related News: Jury to begin deliberating fate of former Country Day School teacher charged with sodomy

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A jury will begin in the morning weighing the case of a former Country Day School teacher and coach charged with two counts of sodomy involving a former student.

The task before the jury after three days of testimony is to decide if the accuser, now 21, is lying as the defense argues or if she was the victim of a “pedophile” who hid what he was doing for a number of years, as the prosecution contends.

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Related News: Former Oak Mountain Middle teacher gets prison for sex act with student

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A former teacher at Oak Mountain Middle School pleaded guilty this morning to one felony count of being a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student younger than 19.

Under the plea agreement, Jeffery Scott Atkins, who turns 41 on Wednesday, received a sentence of 20 years in prison that was split to require him to serve three years with the remaining term suspended. Following his release he will be placed on five years of supervised probation.

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Related News: Fmr. Selma teacher pleads guilty to sexual relations with students

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Former Selma High School teacher LaTangela Williams pleaded guilty in a Dallas County court Friday following an investigation last fall that led to charges against her for having sexual relations with two students. One of the alleged student was a basketball player for the high school.

As part of the plea deal, Williams will spend 14 months in jail and will have 3 years of probation. She is also required to seek counseling, must register as a sex offender, and can no longer teach.

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Related News: Former Leeds teacher arrested for sexting junior high student

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A former Leeds Middle School teacher was arrested Wednesday after authorities said she was sexting a 14-year-old male student.

Ashley Casiday, 31, turned herself into the St. Clair County Jail Wednesday morning. She is charged with one count of transmitting obscene material to a child, said St. Clair County District Attorney Richard Minor.  She is out of jail after posting $100,000 bond.

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Related News: Former Spain Park teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student; placed on probation

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A former Spain Park High School teacher was sentenced to probation this morning after pleading guilty to having sex with a student under the age of 19.

Stephanie Suggs Millard, 34, of north Shelby County, was sentenced by Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves to 10 years in prison. But the judge suspended the sentence and placed her on probation for five years.

The sentence was the result of a best interest plea agreement Millard entered with the Shelby County District Attorneys Office.

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