Teacher arraigned on sexual misconduct charges with minor

New details on former Reidland Middle School teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student.

Chelsea Rose was arraigned in McCracken County Court on Monday. Judge Hollowell pleaded ‘not guilty’ on her behalf with a $5,000 bond. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.

Rose detailed to Sheriff’s Deputies her relationship with a 14-year-old girl in an interview last Friday. The arrest warrants from McCracken and Marshall County detail this interview and other incidents of the relationship. Some of the material in the warrants are too explicit to publish.

She says the sexual relationship began last month, January 17th.  This was during the time Rose worked as a teacher and cheerleading coach at Reidland Middle. She admitted to several things including inappropriately touching and kissing the girl at the Calvert City Drive-In, buying alcohol for the girl and other underage students, and sending inappropriate text, picture, and Facebook messages. Deputies found she deleted these messages from her phone

The lead investigator at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says the State Statute, ‘Position of Authority,’ will likely apply as well. Detective Hilbrech says, “In a sexual abuse statute, if you’re in a position of authority and by the nature of your position you come into contact with a child through your position that changes your statute. What might not be illegal for an adult with a certain age child is illegal because of the position of authority.”

McCracken County Schools also issued a statement. The statement from Superintendent Quin Sutton says, “The top priority of McCracken County Public Schools is to ensure a safe learning environment for all students. When a complaint or allegation is brought to our attention, the district investigates immediately and communicates with law enforcement as required by statute.”

Rose faces one count of a felony charge and one count of a misdemeanor charge in McCracken County. In Marshall County she faces three counts on a misdemeanor charge, and one count of a felony charge.

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