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Elba Schools employee arrested for sex with student

Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 12:33 PM CDT
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ELBA, Ala. (WTVY) - An Elba City Schools employee has been charged with violating Alabama’s sex laws that apply to educators.

According to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, Martha Pope is charged with Engaging in a Sex Act With a Student, a felony.

Pope worked as the Elba High School secretary. Pope has been placed on administrative leave since the allegations had developed.

“A person commits the crime of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19 years if he or she is a school employee and engaging in sexual contact with a student, regardless of whether the student is male or female,” Alabama law sates.

Pope was booked into the Coffee County Jail and later was released on bond.

Pope’s first court appearance has been scheduled for November 10 at the Elba Courthouse.

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