An assistant principal in Arkansas is in hot water — and handcuffs — after admitting to an ongoing sexual relationship with an underage student, according to local cops.
Jessica Williams, 37, an assistant principal at Waldron High School, faces up to five counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of evidence tampering after police busted her for preying on a 16-year-old boy, authorities said.
Investigators launched the probe Monday afternoon an anonymous letter detailing the alleged affair was left at the Waldron school district’s central office, according to a statement from the Waldron Police Department.
Pressed about the issue, the student told officers he and Williams had been seeing each other since early in the summer, and confessed that they had been sharing racy photos, according to the statement from police.
When cops and school officials interviewed Williams at the school office, she quickly caved, admitting to sexual activity with the teen on several occasions, police said.
Williams was arrested on the spot and booked at the Scott County Jail, police said.
“The detective and the school resource officer interviewed both the school administrator and the victim yesterday, and both admitted to the relationship,” Waldron Police Chief Jeremy Hunt told Channel 5 News.
Williams was ordered held Tuesday on $100,000 bond, Channel 5 reported.
The arrest came just one day after the start of classes at Waldron High School.
It was not immediately clear whether Williams had secured a defense attorney.
Representatives of the Waldron Public Schools District did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Oxygen.com.
[Photo: Scott County Sheriff's Office]
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