February 06, 2012
Pell City, Alabama (The Weekly Vice) - Heather Whitten, a 38-year-old teacher at Williams Intermediate School has been jailed after she allegedly raped a young student.
According to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office, an investigation was launched Friday after authorities received a complaint of alleged sexual abuse by a teacher.
Detectives looked into the allegations and arrested Whitten the same day.
Investigators did not release information about the rape, however it was confirmed that the alleged victim is a male between the ages of 12 and 16. It was also confirmed that the alleged sexual abuse did not occur on school grounds.
Whitten, who is married and has been teaching 5th grade at the school since January, has been suspended without pay while the case is pending.
She was booked into jail and charged with second-degree rape. Her bond was set at $5,000.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 8:32:00 PM
Heather Whitten - Teacher - Charged With Raping Underage Student