Married Female Teacher, 27, Charged With Raping Middle School Boy
A 27-year-old Kentucky teacher has been charged with two counts of rape after allegedly carrying on a months-long sexual relationship with a male middle schooler, whose identity is not being disclosed to the public.
Holding hands with her husband of three years, the accused teacher, Lindsey Jarvis, pleaded not guilty at the Fayette County Courthouse. As noted by The Daily Mail, Jarvis is also being "charged with rape, sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor in neighboring Woodford County, where she was accused of sexually assaulting the boy in May 2016."
The 27-year-old was arrested on Friday, after police officers found evidence of a "romantic relationship" between her and the middle schooler via messages on the victim's phone.
The victim, who is under the age of 16, was allegedly sodomized by Jarvis last May. The accused was teaching social studies at Woodford County Middle School at the time of the incident, says the indictment.
Jarvis then allegedly had sex with the middle schooler in June, before resigning from her teaching position later that month.
But cutting ties with the school allegedly didn't stop the affair: Jarvis is said to have picked up the sexual relationship with the boy as soon as August, after snagging a new job at Veterans Park Elementary in Lexington as para-educator.
When she was arrested on Friday, Jarvis simultaneously resigned from the elementary school.
Fayette County Schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said administration is "aware of the matter" and confirmed that the alleged perp is no longer teaching at the school.
Jarvis' husband, Andrew Jarvis, is apparently still standing by his wife's side.
"So thankful for your wonderful heart, which teaches me so much about compassion and kindness," Andrew wrote of Jarvis in a post on her 25th birthday. "So thankful for your wisdom and discernment that help guide us through life....Love you with all my heart, and so thankful to have you as my best friend."