A former Campbell County teacher who had a sexual relationship with a student was found guilty Thursday.A sentencing date hasn't been scheduled.
Kathleen Cawthorne, 32, pleaded no contest to taking indecent liberties with a minor and three counts of electronic solicitation of a minor.
Prosecutors presented new evidence at trial, claiming not only did Cawthorne send naked pictures of herself to a 17 year-old student, she had sex with him too.
The inappropriate relationship began in March 2012 when the victim, a student in Cawthorne's study hall class at William Campbell Combined school, asked for her cell phone number.
Prosecutors say in the next two weeks they sent naked pictures to each other, and eventually drove to a field where the two had sexual intercourse.
Virginia Teacher Accused of Indecency with Male Student
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(Campbell County, Virginia) A 32-year-old science teacher at William Campbell High School, Kathleen Cawthorne, has been accused of taking indecent liberties with a 17-year-old male student.
Cawthorne faces three counts of using an electronic device to solicit a minor and one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor.
Maj. L.T. Guthrie, of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, said the charges are based on incidents deputies believe took place between March 7 and March 13.Cawthorne was booked into custody at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail and released on $9,000 bond.
Deputies do not believe the offenses occurred on school property.
Cawthorne, 32, who began her career at the high school in 2003, was put on leave March 21, said Superintendent Robert Johnson. She was no longer employed by the school the following day.