|Alison Peck is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender:|
A former educator who pleaded guilty to sex charges involving one of her students in several counties in southwest Missouri is being sought by authorities.
Alison M. Peck, 24, pleaded guilty to rape and statutory sodomy charges in November of 2009 and was placed on five years probation. She failed to register as a sex offender in December of 2010 and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. Online court records show that prosecutors want Peck's probation revoked.
In the probable cause statement filed with the charges, authorities say that a 16-year-old boy started texting Peck, who worked in Greenfield, during the 2008 Christmas break.
In January, the teenager told authorities that he began visiting Peck's home in Mt. Vernon and that the two had sex at the teachers residence on numerous occasions.
Prosecutors in Dade County filed two statutory rape charges against Peck earlier this year and the Lawrence County Prosecutor filed one count of statutory rape and another statutory sodomy charge against the former band teacher.
Greene County prosecutors charged Peck with statutory rape charge after friends of the woman's arranged a liaison between the teacher and the same victim in the other cases at the American Inn in Springfield. One of Peck's friends rented the room in her name after Peck told her that she was being watched by authorities.
The father of the victim hired attorney Craig Heidemann who filed a civil lawsuit against Peck in Greene County for $1.9 MILLION dollars plus attorneys fees. Judge Mark Fitzsimmons ordered Peck to pay $250,000 plus $25,000 in attorneys fees.
In December of 2009, Peck's attorney, Steve Meier, said Peck had lost her certification to teach. "She just went ahead and mailed it [her teaching certificate] in. 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."