Alabama Private School Teacher Sentenced To 3 Years For Sexually Assaulting Student

Charli Jones Parker, a 31-year-old former private school teacher who was accused of having sex with two male students, has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to one of the charges.

Parker, 31, was sentenced on Monday, August 21, to 12 years in prison. However, she also has to serve three, followed by five years probation.

Parker, who is a mother-of-one, was teaching at Pickens Academy private Christian school in Carrolton, Alabama when she was arrested in March 2016 and charged with 13 counts of having sex with a student under the age of 19.


According to court records in the previous cases, she had sex at least 11 times with a student between October 2014 and March 2016. The documents redacted the victim’s information, but authorities have previously said her victim was a male student.

The sex acts included sexual intercourse and deviant sexual intercourse, including oral sex, according to a deposition in the case. The interactions took place at Graham Cemetery in Reform, at another location identified only as “red wood building” in Reform, and at the Parkers’ home in Pickensville.

The teacher and student met at least four times at the cemetery, three times at the Parkers’ home and four times at the other Reform location. Two of the meetings happened in October 2014, three times in March and the rest of the incidents don’t have a listed date.

Charli’s husband James Franklin Parker, 33, was the basketball coach at the school. Both were eventually fired from the school. His case is set for trial on November 27.

Parker will begin serving her sentence on September 11. She also must follow the state’s sex offender laws and she cannot have any contact with the victim.

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