Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Alabama Teacher Gets Jail for Sexting Student

(Oneonta, Alabama) A 32-year-old teacher formerly at Susan Moore High School, Crystal Gilliland Clowdus, has pleaded guilty to sending sexual messages to a 15-year-old male student.

As a result, Clowdus was sentenced to 10 years in prison with nine suspended.
Clowdus, a wife and mother of a young son, was arrested Dec. 20, 2013, and turned herself in at the Blount County Correction Facility. She was jailed on a charge of transmitting obscene material to a child, and jailed with bond set at $100,000.

According to a court affidavit, a 15-year-old student said Clowdus sent him pictures on his cell phone. In the pictures, the teacher was nude and partially nude. The teen also received text messages from her saying she would like to have sex with him.[…]

She will serve six months in the Blount County Correctional Facility, followed by six months of house arrest, Casey said. She was expected to begin serving her jail time this afternoon.

Following her one year in detention, Clowdus will have a five-year probation period. She is also required to register as a lifetime sex offender and has to surrender her teaching license.
The victim's family reportedly concurred with the sentence.

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