Sonya Bailey, a 51-year-old Alabama high school teacher, has been arrested after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student.
Bailey, 51, a teacher at West End High School, was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center on August 28 for allegedly engaging in sexual acts and sending the teenager explicit photos while working at West End.
Bailey is now being charged with one count of a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student, one count of second-degree sodomy and one count of second-degree rape.
The age, sex, and identity of the victim have not been released at this time. A married mother-of-two, Bailey was released on $60,000 bond on August 29.
Bailey allegedly sent sexually-explicit photos and engaged in sexual acts with a student while employed with the Etowah County Board of Education as a teacher. Authorities did not say where she taught, but according to a school website, she was a commerce and information technology teacher at West End High School.
According to that website, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business education from Alabama A & M. Her biography said she is married with two children and two grandchildren. ” I enjoy working with the students of WEHS and trust that they will leave my class having learned something beneficial toward their future,” she wrote.
Etowah County Superintendent Dr. Alan Cosby issued this statement: “Mrs. Bailey resignation was accepted by the Etowah County Board of Education on August 28th. Her resignation was accepted after these allegations came to light. We are fully cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office in this case.
As a condition of her bond, Bailey is to report to Community Corrections and have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family.