$1 Million Bond Set For High School Administrator Charged With Sex With Student

A North Carolina assistant principal was held on a $1 million bond after she was charged with having sex with a student.

Cramerton, NC – A high school assistant principal is being held on a $1 million bond after gossip about her affair with a 17-year-old student made its way back to the school administration.

“There was some chatter among students that was passed back and forth, which made its way to school administration, which then got reported to us,” Gaston County Police Captain Billy Downey told the Gaston Gazette.

The sexual abuse of the Stuart W. Cramer High School student began after Assistant Principal Lisa Rothwell began tutoring him, according to WSOC.

“The assistant principal in this case was helping the young man with some issues related to school,” Capt. Downey said.

Police said the sexual encounters allegedly occurred between the beginning of April and the end of July, the Gaston Gazette reported.

Rothwell and the student performed sex acts together three times in April and three times in July, WSOC reported.

There were two sex acts involved on each occasion

Police said the victim was still a student at the high school when the he was sexually assaulted by the school administrator, but said that all of the sexual encounters took place off school property, according to WSOC.

Capt. Downey would not say whether the victim was still a student at the school.

He said that both Rothwell and her victim were cooperating with investigators, the Gaston Gazette reported.

“We don’t make charges unless we know we have evidence that we can proceed to court with,” Capt. Downey said. “We’re very certain of the evidence we have.”

Rothwell was charged with six felony counts of sexual activity by a student and a school employee, and booked into the Gaston County Jail, the Gaston Gazette reported.

She remained in custody in lieu of a $1 million bond that the judge promised to reconsider after she had an opportunity to talk to the victim.

There is another hearing scheduled for Friday to consider reducing Rothwell’s bond, the Gaston Gazette reported.

The school district suspended Rothwell with pay, WSOC reported.

She earns an annual salary of $66,000 a year and is married to another teacher who works in the same school district, the Gaston Gazette reported.

Rothwell was in tears during her first court appearance, with her husband and parents present and watching.

Trippe McKeny, the assistant principal’s attorney, told the judge that his client suffered from depression and has been on medication to treat it for 15 years, according to the Gaston Gazette.

Comments (66)
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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

1 million dollar bond for an school administrator having sex with a student? sounds reasonable for a pedophile.

tottenbrian
tottenbrian

Regardless of one's personal thoughts, $1,000,000 bond is excessive, is she considered dangerous? Gonna skip the country? I'm not passing judgement, but is this reasonable?

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

I think she is a pedophile, but in NC, age of consent is 16, except for teachers, administrators, student teachers, safety officers, or coaches in K-12. Interesting.

She's 34, probably not too much younger than his mom.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I have seen a lot of 17 year old guys that look 30. I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of a female "raping" a male, regardless of age. When I was growing up, there was no such thing. I have to think the kid initiated the relationship. One look at ANTIFA and it's easy to see how brazen kids are today.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Murderers get a lessor bond

RussellSR
RussellSR

There is never more needed to be arrested and prosecuted than "it is against the law"

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

another white teacher fucking children. It's been a couple weeks, it was about time I reset my watch.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

To an adult that possesses at least basic social competence it should be entirely apparent that it’s not acceptable to bang the student population where you are employed. To claim ignorance or confusion on the topic would call into question your ability to even dress yourself. There are millions of legal age adults in the US she could have swapped fluids with. She was just lazy, selfish, and criminally responsible.

Jones24
Jones24

What is going on! I can’t believe these female teachers can’t find someone their own age! Sick!!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another entiltled, female school teacher pedophile. I was wondering when the next one would pop up. A lot of slow learners out there I guess.

Red Neck
Red Neck

There is no excuse under any circumstances for this type of abhorrent behavior PERIOD You can bet your bottom dollar; if the shoe was on the other foot and this happened to her son, she'd be vivid.

Woobie46
Woobie46

It's about damn time someone took this shit seriously! Man or woman, makes no difference. They are the scum of the earth; worse than a one time murderer. Sex crimes against children (and 17 is still a child!) should be taken this seriously every single time. I applaud the Cramerton's cops and judges and prosecutors who "get it".

Woobie46
Woobie46

She was married and the husband came to court with her, along with her parents. They must be SO proud of their little girl! And DEPRESSION does not turn people to pedophelia...she's a pig and a perv!

OK Truth News
OK Truth News

Oklahoma continues to have a number of these issues too. Operation Velvet Fury is doing a great job to bring awareness of this but the schools are not always transparent. This makes the person ask why.... because some of them are involved. We must protect our children at all cost.

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

All they have to do is put up signs that say" Underage Sex Free Zone" and the problem will be solved.