September 27, 2008
Portland, Tennessee (The Weekly Vice) -- Sandra Binkley, a 36-year-old math teacher at Portland high School in Portland, Tennessee has been arrested and charged with statutory rape by an authority figure after police say she had sex with a 17-year-old student.
According to Portland police, Brinkley allegedly had sex with a male student in March during school hours while other students were in the building.
Portland police learned about the alleged one time incident after the student told his parents who then contacted the school principal.
"My son called and told me what had happened and I was very upset," said boy's parent, Fred Rogers.
According to school officials, Binkley has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the case.
"The Sumner County School District will not tolerate the type of behavior alleged in this incident for any of it's employees," said Sumner County Schools spokesperson Jeremy Johnson.
Binkley was arrested on Thursday and booked into the Sumner County jail. She was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
UPDATE: October 3, 2008 Binkly Faces New Charges
Sandra Binkley surrendered to police on Wednesday on three new sex charges involving additional students. Authorities say Binkley had sexual relationships with two additional students at the school.
Investigators say Binkley has sexual contact with the first student in a classroom closet on two seperate occasions. Once in November 2007 and again in August 2008. Binkley allegedly had sex with the second student in a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of the student's home.
Binkley now faces three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and one count of sexual batter by an authoritiy figure. All felony charges.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 7:59:00 PM