Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hartville Kindergarten Teacher Accused Of Inappropriate Behavior With Student"

A kindergarten teacher from Hartville has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17 year-old student.

Investigators say that Katherine "Katie" D. Hicks, 39, of Niangua allegedly sent nude photos of herself to her 17 year-old A+ tutor for her classroom.

Hicks has been charged with one felony count of sexual contact with a student on public school property and one misdemeanor count of furnishing pornographic materials to a minor.

Detectives in Wright County started investigating Hicks when the mother of the alleged victim went to police after hearing reports of inappropriate behavior between her son and Hicks.

It is alleged that the boy told cops that he and Hicks had an ongoing personal relationship that included "kissing, him touching her breast, her touching his rear, and an exchange of nude pictures and dirty messages via cellular telephones."

Police went to the school and questioned several teachers and the high school principal. After completing their investigation they then brought Hicks in for questioning on Wednesday.

The probable cause statement says Hick's didn't admit to anything other than exchanging text messages when questioned by Officer Stigall.

When asked about the alleged "naked pictures and dirty messages" that the duo had sent each other, she declined to answer any more questions and requested her attorney.

Hicks,who was arrested following the interview, has posted $15,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 29, 2009 for her preliminary hearing.



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