Middle School Principal Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Student

Waldron Middle School Assistant Principal Jessica Williams is facing charges for the alleged assault.

Waldron, AR A middle school assistant principal who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student has been arrested for sexual assault, police said.

Police said the investigation into 37-year-old Waldron School District Assistant Principal Jessica Williams began on Monday, after a tip and an anonymous letter were received by the districts central office, KFSM reported.

The letter alleged that a female school administrator employed by the district was in the midst of an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage male student.

The school resource officer and other investigators interviewed the victim at the police department, and he confirmed he had been in a sexual relationship with Williams since earlier this summer, KFSM reported.

The teen also said that he and Williams had exchanged inappropriate photographs on multiple occasions, and provided investigators with evidence to support his claims, KFTA reported.

When police interviewed Williams at Waldron Public School Central Office later the same day, the school administrator admitted she had engaged in sexual contact with the juvenile male student on several occasions.

The Waldron school district didnt have much to say about the former administrators arrest, other than that she was no longer working for the school system.

"We have a former employee who resigned last night at the board meeting, Waldron Schools Superintendent Daniel Fielding told KFSM. It is under police investigation."

The district later confirmed that Williams was the suspect in the case.

Williams faces up to five counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of tampering with evidence, KFSM reported.

She was booked into the Scott County Detention Center, where her bond was set at $100,000, the New York Post reported.

The incident remains under investigation by the Waldron Police Department, according to KFTA.

Comments (14)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

This is a story that repeats itself weekly. Unbelievable.

natalien555
natalien555

16 year old middle school student?

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

The only thing that has changed since I was in school 50 years ago is that boys today are big mouth pussies. In my day you kept your freaking mouth shut at your amazing good fortune. . .

Hannibal
Hannibal

How is any sex worth ruining your entire life over? I just don't get it.

barton4950
barton4950

What's a 16 y.o. doing in Jr. High school? Anyway, whichever, here we go again. Assault??? Obviously this can't be legalized, but my two cents is - it depends on how the police came upon the information about said "sexual assault" as to how a teacher should be charged. If the kid is genuinely upset about what transpired then okay, guess it is an assault. If the kid bragged to his friends and it became known to school administrators who in turn advised police? No, let the teacher figure out how to get out of what's sure to become untenable situation - she no doubt will have to resign anyway. It doesn't come up to the level of a sexual assault where they can't live anyplace and have to register as sex offender and all that. My opinion of course.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

It takes 2 to Tango. I understand if it was say a 10 year old, or 12 year old it should be prosecuted. I know from my Dad's high school days (he just died at age 83) there was a female teacher who had an affair and got pregnant by the young high school student. This is nothing new, the only thing that has changed is the media.

mindy1000
mindy1000

I don't understand why teachers like her can't wait until the kids are 18 or whatever the age of consent is.

Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

For the people on here who seem think it is not such a big deal, how about your 16yo daughter and an almost 40 year old male? Would that be acceptable to you? She is a pedophile. She deserves whatever She gets.

Oengus
Oengus

Bullshit when I was 16 I would bang a front door, the kid should consider himself a lucky SOB.

WJR
WJR

While admitting this is a serious crime I can't help but chuckling about the "tampering with evidence" charge, hmm...........