A jury has acquitted a former middle school teacher of four felony and seven misdemeanor counts alleging she had sex with a high school student and hosted parties in which other high school students smoked marijuana and drank alcohol.Congratulations to the defendant.
A Shelby Superior Court jury found 29-year-old Bethany Appleton of Trafalgar not guilty on all counts Wednesday.[…]
Defense attorney Bryan Barrett and some state witnesses described Appleton as a good, helpful teacher during the trial that began Tuesday.
Indiana Teacher Accused of Child Sex
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(Shelbyville, Indiana) A 28-year-old teacher at Shelbyville Middle School, Bethany Appleton, was arrested earlier today for allegedly engaging in sex with several middle school students.
Appleton faces multiple felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, child seduction, maintaining a common nuisance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
In at least one case, the incident allegedly took place at her home where she also gave the child alcohol and marijuana, according to the investigation.Appleton was booked into custody at the Shelby County Jail and then released on $2,005 bond.
The investigation said the incidents took place between April 11, 2011 and May 12 of this year.