The former band teacher for Greenfield High School in Dade County has pleaded guilty to statutory rape and statutory sodomy charges involving one of her former students in two different counties.

Alison Peck appeared in court today (12-03-09) in Lawrence County for her preliminary hearing and then made a surprise move by pleading guilty to statutory rape and statutory sodomy charges there. On Monday (11-30-09) Peck pleaded guilty to statutory rape charges in Greene County.

Peck's attorney Steve Meir says that his client was placed on five years probation on each of the charges and has been ordered to complete a sexual offender treatment program. Those sentences are to run concurrently (at the same time.)

According to the probable cause statement filed with the charges, authorities say that a 16-year-old boy started texting Peck over last years (2008) Christmas break. In January, the teenager says that he began visiting Peck's home in Mt. Vernon and that the two had sex at the teachers apartment on numerous occasions. Investigators say that Peck and her student continued their sexual relationship until her arrest in Greene County in late May.

Prosecutors in Dade County filed two counts of statutory rape against the former educator after the boy, who is the same victim in all of the cases against Peck, told them that Peck would pick him up on a road near his home and that they would drive to Fiddler's Ford Road where they would have sex.

A judge has ordered Peck to stay out of Dade County except for court appearances. She is scheduled to appear there for her jury trial on December 17th. However, sources say that Peck has entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors there as well.

Greene County prosecutors charged Peck with the statutory rape in May after friends of the woman's arranged a liaison between the teacher and the boy at the American Inn in Springfield. One of Peck's friends told investigators that she rented the room in her name after Peck told her that she was being watched by authorities.

Attorney Steve Meier

According to Meier, Peck has lost her teacher certification, "she just went ahead and mailed it in," he says. Alison has taken accountability for her actions and has taken the necessary steps to try and make this right. Hopefully, she can pick herself up and find a new passion and become a productive member of society."

The father of the victim has hired attorney Craig Heidemann who has filed a civil lawsuit against Peck in Greene County for $1.9 MILLION dollars pus attorneys fees. Peck is due to appear in court for motions on that case on December 16th.