Former Carolina Teacher Convicted on Sex Charge
(Catawba County, North Carolina) A 56-year-old Forsyth County woman, Darlene Fenners Melton, has been convicted of engaging in sex with a 15-year-old male student more than a quarter-century ago.
A Catawba County Court convicted Melton on a charge of indecent liberties with a child.
According to police, Melton was teaching in Hickory when the incident took place in August 1987.Melton was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison.
The victim was a 15-year-old male student, police said. Melton was 30 years old at the time.
The incident was reported to police earlier this year.