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SW Va. teacher accused of having sex with teen

staff report • Apr 4, 2013 at 8:03 AM

ABINGDON, Va. — A Washington County substitute schoolteacher has been accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student in February.

Lee Anne Lester, 30, Glade Spring, was charged with one felony count of taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship and two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Sheriff Fred Newman said the investigation resulted from information received through the principal’s office at Patrick Henry High School, revealing a short-term sexual relationship between the teacher and a 17-year-old male student.

Newman said the incidents occurred between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28. Lester turned herself in to authorities on Wednesday and was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. An arraignment date was set for April 16 in Washington County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court.

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