Thursday, 17 January 2019 14:04

Former Teacher Indicted on Sex Charges

Edmonds Edmonds
Jan.17, 2019 – A former Shelby County Schools teacher was arraigned today in Criminal Court on two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure stemming from an alleged affair with a 16-year-old student, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Jasmine Edmonds, 24, who formerly taught algebra at Trezevant High School, was indicted in November and was taken into custody this week. She is free on $50,000 bond.
According to the indictment, she was sexually involved with a male student between Nov. 1, 2017, and Jan. 1, 2018. The alleged sexual activity occurred at Edmonds’ apartment in the Raleigh area.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Gavin Smith and Lessie Rainey of the District Attorney’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.