Teacher charged with having sex with Northview Academy student met same minor 9 more times under HOUSE ARREST
The Sheriff's Office said she was ordered to stay away from the student during her house arrest
IREDELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA: A teacher who was charged with having sex with one of her students was reportedly arrested again after police learned she had had the same student over at her home nine times since she was placed under house arrest.
36-year-old Elizabeth Suzanne Bailey was originally booked on three felony sex charges, including statutory rape of a victim 15 years old or younger, after detectives with the Iredell County Sherriff’s Office found she had had sexual relations with the unidentified student in June. On August 1, Bailey turned herself in and was released on a $75,000 bond and placed under house arrest with electronic monitoring. The Sheriff's Office said she was ordered to stay away from the student during her house arrest.
An investigation into the teacher was launched on July 20 after police received a tip about her alleged relationship with a student. As mentioned, she was placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring on a $75,000 bond. "Part of her original bond release conditions was she stay away from the juvenile victim in this case," per a statement from the sheriff's office. Bailey was suspended from her job at the Northview Academy in Statesville following her arrest. However, investigators later learned "the juvenile victim had been at Bailey's residence on nine occasions since her original arrest," the statement read. On September 2, authorities arrest her once again after police learned of her continued meetups with the minor, whose exact age has not been released.
Iredell County teacher arrested on sex charges. –Elizabeth Suzanne Bailey of Statesville charged today w/statutory rape of a person who is 15 or younger, indecent liberties w/child, sexual activity w/student. Bailey worked at Northview Academy (Pressly School), now sspd w/pay. pic.twitter.com/R10WUTwEXl— David Whisenant WBTV (@DavidWhisenant) August 1, 2022
Bailey was booked at the Iredell County Detention Center on Friday, September 2, when investigators filed an additional 27 charges against her, including nine counts of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor; nine counts of felony intimidating or interfering with a state witness; and nine counts of felony violation of pretrial release conditions. She is being held on an $800,000 secured bond and is yet to enter any pleas at the time of publication. According to the Iredell Free Press, Bailey worked at Northview Academy in the Iredell-Statesville School District as a science teacher. She began working in the district as an assistant in 2010 and also worked as a special education teacher.
MEAWW previously reported how a former PE instructor charged with having sex with a student at prom made a comeback on social media by posting yoga videos and reassuring followers that they can start over. The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) expelled Melissa Tweedie from the teaching register in February 2022 after being accused of having "inappropriate physical contact" and "sexual intercourse" with a student at the 2017 Gleniffer High School prom. Tweedie reportedly wore "revealing clothing" at the event held at SWG3 nightclub in Glasgow. Later, she left for Premier Inn and slept with a student. Tweedie was reportedly 23 at that time, while the student was 18.
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