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Police: Teaching assistant sent lewd messages to child

42-year-old Tonya Brinkley (Source: Phenix City Police Department) 42-year-old Tonya Brinkley (Source: Phenix City Police Department)

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PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - A teacher's aide in Phenix City is facing charges after police say she sent obscene material to a child by computer.

Forty-two-year-old Tonya Brinkley was arrested by Phenix City Police Friday. Investigators confirm Brinkley is a teaching assistant in the Phenix City School system.

According to police, Brinkley's charge includes material that depicts actual or simulated nudity, sexual conduct or sadomasochistic abuse for the purpose of initiating or engaging in sexual acts with the child.

Brinkley is being booked into the Russell County Jail. Officials say she does have bond on her felony charge.

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