Yet another high school teacher has been arrested for having inappropriate sexual relations with her students.
Jessie Lorene Goline, 25, a former art teacher from Jonesboro, Arkansas, was arrested Wednesday and is accused of inappropriate relations with four students, including taking two to her apartment on the same day, Arkansas Online reported.
According to a filing with the Craighead County Circuit Court, Goline faces one count of first-degree sexual assault, due to the fact that one of the students was under the age of 18.
The incidents reportedly occurred between January and April of 2016. Goline admitted to the inappropriate sexual relationships, and claimed that she thought the younger student was 18, but later discovered he was “way younger than what he had told her.”
The students reported that texts between themselves and the teacher just “became more sexual” as they went on until they were then invited to her residence. Goline also sent inappropriate photos of herself to a student.
Officials at Marked Tree High School became aware of the situation in April when a concerned parent threatened bodily harm to one of its teachers and accused Goline of having sex with multiple students.
Reportedly, Goline then went to the principal’s office and started crying, as the principal was in the process of notifying the Arkansas Crimes Against Children hotline.
Goline was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Craighead County Detention Center, then released on a $5,000 cash/surety bond, pending an Oct. 31 court appearance.
If convicted, she faces a possible sentence of 10 to 40 years or life in prison, KAIT 8 News reported.
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