42-year-old private school English teacher allegedly engaged in 'sexual relations' with student
09/13/2022 4:05 pm PDT
CARROLLWOOD, Fla. (TCD) -- A 42-year-old English teacher was arrested after allegedly sexually battering a student.
According to a news release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Jamie Melton, a teacher at Carrollwood Day School, "engaged in sexual relations with the victim" in September. A warrant for Melton’s arrest was reportedly obtained on Sept. 10, and she was arrested on Sept. 11 for sexual battery.
In a statement, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said, "This woman was a trusted member of this community who was responsible for the education and well-being of students, instead she violated that trust."
Chronister added, "As a parent, I am disgusted and hope she faces the full consequences of her actions."
According to the Tampa Bay Times, since the arrest, Melton has been suspended. Head of School Sara Rubinstein wrote in a statement obtained by the news outlet, "Ms. Melton has had an unblemished teaching record and we have not had any concerns about her conduct prior."
The Carrollwood Day School is reportedly a private, international school for students age 2 through 12th grade.
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