Former teacher pleads not guilty to charge

Published 12:01 am Thursday, November 27, 2014


NATCHEZ — A former teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student pleaded not guilty to the charge against her in the matter.

Stephanie L. Adams, 39, was a first-grade teacher at Adams County Christian School when she allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female student between January and May 2014.

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The relationship was reportedly discovered when the alleged victim’s parents read text messages exchanged between the two.

An Adams County grand jury indicted her this month on a charge of touching a child for lustful purposes.

Following a brief court appearance during which Adams entered her not guilty pleading through her attorney, Tim Cotton.

Judge Al Johnson said Adams would be allowed to remain free on the $25,000 bond she had previously posted while she awaits trial.

Cotton also requested discovery of the state’s evidence for review, which Johnson also ordered.