November 08, 2011
Covington, Tennessee (The Weekly Vice) - Cindy Clifton, a 41-year-old teacher at Crestview Middle School was jailed Monday and faces a 53-count indictment for allegedly having sex with at least 11 students.
According to police, Clifton was suspended without pay by the school back in August after school officials received a tip of alleged sexual misconduct with students. The case was handed over to authorities who then conducted an investigation that continued for nearly three months.
At the conclusion of that investigation, a Tipton County grand jury returned a 53-count indictment against Clifton that involved having sex with and furnishing alcohol to at least 11 male students between the ages of 14 and 17.
Investigators say Clifton plied students with alcohol and then had sex with them in her home. The alleged sexual encounters reportedly occurred between April and July of this year.
Clifton's attorney denied the charges claiming that Clifton was a "devoted wife, hardworking teacher and faithful member of her church."
Clifton was booked into the Tipton County Jail on 14 counts of rape by an authority figure, 11 counts of aggravated statutory rape, 14 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 14 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her bail has been set at $40,000. She will appear in court for an arraignment hearing on Thursday.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 8:06:00 PM
Cindy Clifton - Teacher - Charged With Having Sex With Almost A Dozen Students