WALDRON, Ark. -- (KFSM) -- An assistant principal with the Waldron School District is facing up to five counts of first-degree sexual assault after she was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. Jessica Williams is also charged with one count of tampering with evidence. She was awaiting a bond hearing at the Scott County Detention Center on Aug. 14.
According to the Waldron Police Department, a tip and an anonymous letter sent to the Waldron Public Schools Central Office set off an investigation. The letter and tip claimed a female Waldron school administrator was having an ongoing sexual relationship with the teenage student. Police were notified and began investigating on Aug. 13.
The student admitted he'd been having a sexual relationship with Williams since early in the summer. He also said they had exchanged "inappropriate" photos on several occasions. Williams admitted to having sexual contact with the student on several occasions. She was then arrested and taken to the county jail, police said.
BREAKING NEWS: Waldron assistant principal faces up to five counts of first-degree sexual assault after police says she admitted to having sexual contact with a 16-year-old student.— 5NEWS (@5NEWS) August 14, 2018
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