Fentress teacher accused of sex with student

By: Nick Bona and Michael Grider Email
By: Nick Bona and Michael Grider Email
The Fentress County teacher charged with the statutory rape of a 16-year-old student has been released from jail on a $25,000 bond.

Lindsey Seymour (Photo Courtesy: TBI)

FENTRESS COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Fentress County Grand Jury has indicted a high school teacher for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student.

Lindsey Seymour, 27 of Allardt turned herself in to Fentress County authorities on Thursday afternoon. She was officially charged with eight counts of statutory rape.

Seymour allegedly had the sexual encounters with the male student between June 2009 and September 2009. In late September, the teen’s parents complained to the district attorney about the contact.

"They contacted us and we contacted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,” a member of the District Attorney’s office said to CBS affiliate WTVF in Nashville.

On Thursday morning, TBI investigators presented evidence from their investigation to the grand jury. Seymour turned herself in at the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department in Jamestown just a few hours after the indictment was handed down.

“She's not hiding,” said Melanie Bean, a Lebanon, Tennessee attorney who is representing Seymour. “She's coming down and turning herself in voluntarily and we're ready to defend the charges."

Seymour taught Accounting and Information Management Systems at the Alvin C. York Institute in Jamestown and was considered a popular teacher.

She was released from Fentress County Sheriff’s Department on a $25,000 bond. Seymour will be back in court on November 9th.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Fentress County teacher is charged with statutory rape after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says she had sex with a 16-year-old student.

Lindsey Seymour, 27, was teaching at the Alvin C. York Institute in Jamestown, Tenn. She is charged with eight counts of statutory rape.

The TBI says the sexual encounters between her and the teen boy all occurred between June 2009 and September 2009.

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