Knewz.com reported Reagan Anderson, 27, was arrested in recent days on two counts of sexual battery with a minor. The sheriff of Orangeburg County, between Columbia and Charleston, says the alleged victim is 17.
Rumors spread around Holly Hill Academy in recent weeks about Anderson having a relationship with a student. That led to an investigation over the last two weeks.
Arrest warrants reviewed by WCBD-TV claim Anderson assaulted the teen twice in late October. One case reportedly was at a home, while the most recent case was reported outside a Pizza Hut on Oct. 28.
Detectives believe Anderson also sent nude photos to the teen over Snapchat.
The New York Post quoted the mother of the alleged victim of calling Anderson “a trusted coach, teacher and friend that abused our trust and violated her oath as an educator.”
The director of the private school says Anderson no longer works there.
“As a small school community, we strive to always provide a safe and secure learning environment for all our students,” Brandy Mullennax said in a statement.
South Carolina state codes say the two charges against Anderson are felonies. She could spend five years in prison for each of them, if convicted.
But other charges could be coming. According to WCSC-TV, the mother of a different student claimed during a bond hearing on Nov. 16 that Anderson sent nude photos to that child as well.
WIS-TV reports Anderson is free on $2,500 bond. She must wear a tracking monitor at all times. But the mother of the alleged victim does not seem pleased about that.
“No young quarterback or athlete is safe in our community if this woman is free,” she said at the bond hearing.
Anderson calls herself on LinkedIn a “stay-at-home mom” who is “very passionate about children.”
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The academy’s website says Holly Hill Academy is “founded on Christian principles,” including a weekly 30-minute chapel service. But it is open to families of all faiths.
The academy says its mission “is to develop life-long relationships with our students, resulting in academic success, accountability, integrity and commitment in all areas of their lives.”
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