Sunday, July 31, 2016
Female student teacher, 45, 'tried to meet 13-year-old pupil for sex' after working at his school for less than one semester
A former student teacher has been charged with trying to solicit sex from a 13-year-old student during her first semester at a North Carolina school. Trisha Anderson Rogers, 45, allegedly contacted the boy for sex while she was working at Murray Middle School, New Hanover County
Rogers is accused of using her cell phone to solicit the unidentified boy for sex between February 29 and May 5 this year.
Rogers only worked at the school as a student teacher for one semester during the spring, a district spokesman said, but had previously been a substitute instructor in the area.
Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer said that Rogers was reported to investigators on May 5, and that her internship at the school was removed the same day.
Rogers has also been removed from the district substitute teachers' list, WNCN reports.
Police investigated Rogers and she has since been charged with soliciting a child by computer, indecent liberties with a child and indecent liberties with a student.
Rogers was was booked into the New Hanover County Jail yesterday, and was released after paying a $20,000 bond the same day.