Scott County High teacher charged with sex abuse of student younger than 16

jwarren@herald-leader.comApril 29, 2014 

A Scott County High School teacher has been arrested on sex-related charges involving a student at the high school.

Georgetown Police Capt. Robert Swanigan said Elizabeth Alexander was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at police headquarters.

Alexander was taken to the Scott County Detention Center, but she had been released by Tuesday evening. She is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and use of a minor younger than 16 in a sexual performance.

Alexander is a social studies teacher at the school, according to a staff directory on the Scott County Public Schools website.

Alexander told police she and a 15-year-old boy kissed and groped each other, and Alexander asked him to text her a photo of his private parts, the Herald-Leader's reporting partner, WKYT-TV reported.

Georgetown police and the Scott County Schools issued a joint statement Tuesday afternoon saying they were investigating the case.

The joint statement said police and school officials wouldn't comment further because of the investigation and because it is considered a personnel matter.

"Please be assured that the Scott County School District and Georgetown Police Department will respond together with available resources necessary to ensure the safety of all students and staff," the statement said.

A Facebook page for an Elizabeth Alexander says she has worked at Scott County High School since July 2012. She worked as a reading intervention teacher at Scott County Middle School from November 2011 to May 2012, and has also been a server at a Georgetown restaurant, Galvin's, since 2007.

The Facebook page says Alexander graduated from Scott County High School in 2006, earned a degree in secondary education from Georgetown College in 2010 and received her master's from Georgetown in 2013.

Herald-Leader staff writer Karla Ward contributed to this report. Jim Warren (859) 231-3255. Twitter: @hlpublicsafety.

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