UPDATE: Claiborne Co. Teacher's Aide Charged With Statutory Rape

CLAIBORNE COUNTY (WVLT) - A former Claiborne County teacher's aide faces criminal charges after police say she took two teenage boys out of school and had sex with them.

25 year old Christy Michelle McCartt worked at the alternative school where the 16 and 17 year old boys were her students.

Among the charges include two counts each of statutory rape,

Volunteer TV's Rob Pratt has more.

McCartt already faces two felony charges, but the detective handling the case says that may be just the beginning.

Investigators are also looking into additional allegations involving McCartt and at least one other employee of the school.

Students are sent to the alternative school because they are in trouble.

But now a teacher's aide who worked there, is the one with real problems.

It began as an investigation into allegations that Christy McCartt took two teenage boys out of school and drove them to Kentucky.

That led to allegations she had sex with the boys in Tennessee.

Detective David Daniels say the Sheriff's Department is looking hard at several allegations.

"We are going to really start cracking down on them. The more we find. We have found a few extra ones that have come up and we're in the process of charging them also. It's possible to this one, and we might have one other one."

McCartt lives on Elk Street, not far from the school.

We went to her house for a reactions but only got to talk to a man who was waiting outside.

The director of schools, Eddie Shoffner, would not talk on camera.

He did tell me that McCartt resigned her position the day before the incident.

He says the schools investigate all claims of improper behavior, and he quickly involved the Sheriff's Department in this case.

"If anybody has any inkling of anything else going on in schools, with minor juveniles. We definitely want to know about it."

McCartt is free on $25,000 dollars bond.

She's due in court on December 27.


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