Christina Davis Jolly, a North Carolina middle school teacher, has been arrested on statutory rape charges in a disturbing story. According to law enforcement officials, the 43-year-old has been accused of sexually abusing her 15-year-old foster child.
From the Statesville Record & Landmark:
Jolly, 43, agreed to relinquish custody of the boy in July and was ordered not to have contact with him. The sheriff’s office says Jolly continued to communicate with the boy over social media, so deputies searched her home and seized her computers.
Davis was charged late Wednesday with five felony counts of statutory rape of a child 15 or younger and two felony counts of statutory sex offense of a child 15 or younger. She has a $200,000 secured bond on the statutory rape charges and a $75,000 unsecured bond on the sex offense charges.
The acts occurred between last August and July.
Jolly has been suspended by Iredell-Statesville Schools without pay while the case is being investigated. She has worked in the school system since 2002 and taught at Troutman Elementary School and Troutman Middle School.
Jolly’s bond was set at $275,000.
Jolly is just the latest teacher to be charged for an inappropriate relationship with a teenager. Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges. A woman named Kayla Sprinkles was arrested in North Carolina for similar sexual crimes.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
In addition, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Andrews, 32-year-old Jessica Langford, 29-year-old Andrea Baber, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap, 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro have also been charged with these charges.
34-year-old Miranda Nicole Pauley was charged with similar crimes, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. More recently, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander and 33-year-old Maren Oates were arrested on similar charges.