A North Carolina high school has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual activity with a student, reports the Wilson Times.
Rebecca Shea Reeves, 33, has been accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with an underage male student since last October. The school recently became aware of the situation, reporting it to police immediately, who arrested the teacher on Thursday.
Capt. Eddie Moore of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office stated Reeves “had an intimate relationship with a student of the Nash-Rocky Mount school system beginning in October of 2016.” The student remains unnamed because he was under age at the time of the incident.
Reeves was served with warrants and then released on a $40,000 unsecured bond.
The Wilson Times has more:
BAILEY — A Southern Nash High School teacher is facing felony charges after authorities say she had sex with a student.
Rebecca Shea Reeves, 33, “had an intimate relationship with a student of the Nash-Rocky Mount school system beginning in October of 2016,” Capt. Eddie Moore of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said in a Friday statement.
Allegations were reported to Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools’ central office on Feb. 16 and school officials contacted sheriff’s deputies after beginning an internal investigation, Moore said. Deputies did not disclose the student’s age or say where he or she currently attends school.
A Nash County magistrate found probable cause to issue arrest warrants charging Reeves with two counts of sexual activity with a student.
The crime applies when a teacher, administrator, coach or school employee in intercourse or a sexual act with a student “at any time during or after the time the defendant and victim were present together in the same school, but before the victim ceases to be a student.”
Sexual activity with a student is a Class G felony when the defendant is at least four years older than the victim and a Class I felony when the defendant is less than four years older than the victim.
A Class G felony carries a presumptive sentence of 10 to 13 months active or intermediate punishment under North Carolina structured sentencing guidelines.
Reeves was arrested on the Nash County warrants Thursday in Madison County, a rural western North Carolina region bordering Tennessee. Moore said Nash deputies asked their counterparts in Madison County for assistance in locating Reeves after learning she had moved there from her Raleigh home.
Authorities say Reeves was served with the warrants and released on a $40,000 unsecured bond. She is scheduled to make her first appearance Tuesday in Nash County District Court.