June 23, 2008
Birmingham, Alabama (The Weekly Vice) -- Julie Pritchett, a 34 year old former special education teacher at Clay-Chalkville Middle School in Trussville, Alabama has been arrested on multiple sex charges involving two male students.
According to police, Pritchett became sexually involved with at least 8 male high school students ranging in age between 15 years old to 19 years old. The alleged sexual activity occurred between February and April 2008, occurring at various locations including the school campus and the homes of some of the boys.
Authorities have announced that charges have been filed in cases involving just two students because the other students in the case were of consenting age or have refused to cooperate with investigators.
According to court documents, Pritchett started a sexual relationship with one 15 year old student which eventually lead to the sexual assault of another boy under the age of 16.
Police first learned about the alleged sexual abuse on May 2nd, 2008 when a parent of one of the teen boys filed a complaint with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
Juie Pritchett has been charged with two counts of 2nd degree sodomy and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.
Pritchett was jailed and then later released on a $66,000 bond.
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