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Alabama High School Teacher Charged After Images Of His Sexual Romp With Student Appear Online

August 7, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Alabama High School Teacher Charged After Images Of His Sexual Romp With Student Appear Online

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An Alabama high school teacher has been charged with sexual contact with a student after photos surfaced online of him and a recently-graduated student in an inappropriate relationship.

Joe Bradley Petrey from Tuscaloosa was arrested after the photos were leaked anonymously.

They portrayed the teacher in a sexual relationship with a girl while she was still a student, with evidence dating back to the beginning of last school year.

Petrey turned himself in at the county jail Tuesday, August 4 after a warrant for his arrest was obtained. He has since resigned from his teaching job at Brookwood High School.

Sgt. Kenny Shipman with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said the warrant for Petrey’s arrest was for a ‘School employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19 years.’

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Sgt. Shipman said in the release that an investigation began into an alleged relationship between Petrey and a recently graduated student on July 28.

‘The investigation centered on compromising photographs that were leaked anonymously over the internet portraying the two in a sexual relationship while she was still a student and he a teacher.

Search warrants were executed and evidence confirming the relationship dating back to the beginning of last school year was found.’

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Evidence found in Petrey’s electronic devices, which was gathered through search warrants, confirmed the relationship dates to nearly a year ago, police said.

His bond was set at $20,000.

‘We take these allegations seriously and act promptly when a complaint or concern is shared with us,’ Tuscaloosa County schools Superintendent Liz Swinford said.

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