A 27-year-old middle school teacher’s aide was arrested after evidence about the alleged sexual assault was found on her mobile phone.
Lindsey Jarvis has been accused of the rape and sodomy of a male student who was under the age of 16 — last May and began having sex with him the following month, authorities said.
The victim told police that he slept with Jarvis, while his cellphone had evidence that he and the teacher were in a romantic relationship.
She allegedly carried out the assaults while working as a a social studies teacher at Woodford County Middle School in Versailles, Kentucky.
Jarvis quit her job due to the charges and appeared in Lexington District Court, Kentucky, on Monday where her attorney entered a not guilty pleas, station WKYT reported. The station says that Jarvis was accompanied by her husband, Andrew to court. Jarvis had been listed in the arrest report as being married.
According to the couple’s The Knot page, they were married in Lexington on December 28, 2013.
A probe started early this year but she was not charged until now “because investigations take a while, said Detective Steve Sparkman.
“There are so many dots you have to connect before you can bring charges against a person.”
The identity of the victim is unknown. Authorities are not saying what school he attended in order to further protect his identity.
Judge T. Bruce Bell warned Jarvis to keep away from her alleged victim while she is out on bail.
Lisa Deffendal, a spokesperson for Fayette County Schools said: “While we cannot comment on individual personnel issues, we can assure families and community beers that we are aware of the matter.”