By Tammy Moore Teague
A female administrator within the Waldron School District was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of sexual assault. The suspect, Middle School Assistant Principal, Jessica Williams, was interviewed by the Waldron Police Department and confessed to having an ongoing relationship with a 16 year-old student.
Officers interviewed the male student on Monday afternoon at the Waldron Police Department and during the course of that interview the juvenile disclosed that he had been having an ongoing sexual relationship with Williams throughout the summer. According to the police report, “the juvenile also disclosed that inappropriate photo’s had been exchanged on several occasions.” The officers were able to obtain evidence supporting the juvenile’s statement.
On Monday afternoon, the suspect was interviewed at the Waldron Public School Central Office. During the course of that interview she admitted to having sexual contact with the juvenile on several occasions. The suspect was then taken into custody and transported to the Scott County Jail. Williams faces up to five counts of sexual assault in the first degree as well as one count of tampering with evidence.
As of 1 p.m. this afternoon, Waldron Police Chief Jeremy Hunt noted that Williams was still awaiting a bond hearing. The Waldron Police Department is still actively investigating these allegations. We will continue to follow this story as it develops.