Substitute's relationship with teen discovered by mom online - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Substitute's relationship with teen discovered by mom on Facebook

Karen Holt is charged with rape, sodomy and sex abuse. (Source: LCSO) Karen Holt is charged with rape, sodomy and sex abuse. (Source: LCSO)
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A substitute teacher was arrested in Limestone County on Wednesday and charged with sex crimes.

Limestone County investigators said 35-year-old Karen Dyan Holt, of Athens, is charged with second degree rape, sodomy, and sex abuse.

Investigators said the arrest stems with Holt's improper sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student.

The juvenile's parents filed a complaint with the sheriff's office on Wednesday after becoming suspicious of inappropriate contact between their son and Holt. Sheriff Mike Blakely said Holt confessed to investigators. 

According to the sheriff's office, Holt met the teen when she was his substitute teacher last year at Clements High School. Limestone County Schools Superintendent Thomas Sisk said Holt filled in for four days during that time. Authorities said the woman ran into the 15-year-old at a local department store and began communicating after that. They said there is no evidence that any crime took place while school was in session.

Authorities said sexual activity between the two took place two nights ago, next door to the boy's house.

"After they started Facebooking, both parties apparently sent some sexually-explicit photos to each other," Sheriff Blakely said. "The parents got suspicious when the lady had gone to the 15-year-old's neighborhood and met him behind the neighbor's house, that was unoccupied."

Investigators said the boy's mother began looking for clues online after learning her son had left the house and discovering a van parked outside the unoccupied home. The next day, she learned of the pair's Facebook contact; she pretended to be her son online, and then revealed to Holt who she was, then went to the authorities.

Holt was released on $40,000 bond late Thursday afternoon.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved.

  • LocalMore>>

  • 8 year old donates fish to Columbus Hospice in her grandmother's honor

    8 year old donates fish to Columbus Hospice in her grandmother's honor

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:43:12 GMT

    Taya Combs and her daughter Taleah Smith decided to give back to Columbus Hospice where their grandmother spent her last day. ..

    More >>

    Taya Combs and her daughter Taleah Smith decided to give back to Columbus Hospice where their grandmother spent her last day. ..

    More >>
  • Community mourns the loss of mother who died in car accident on Psalmond Rd.

    Community mourns the loss of mother who died in car accident on Psalmond Rd.

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:20:57 GMT
    The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office says 37-year-old Kristal Freiberg died after her car left the road, ran into a fence, and then crashed into a tree late Tuesday night.  (Source: WTVM)The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office says 37-year-old Kristal Freiberg died after her car left the road, ran into a fence, and then crashed into a tree late Tuesday night.  (Source: WTVM)
    The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office says 37-year-old Kristal Freiberg died after her car left the road, ran into a fence, and then crashed into a tree late Tuesday night.  (Source: WTVM)The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office says 37-year-old Kristal Freiberg died after her car left the road, ran into a fence, and then crashed into a tree late Tuesday night.  (Source: WTVM)

    “I’m in total disbelief. It’s like I’m in a nightmare,” says Randy Morris. 

    More >>

    “I’m in total disbelief. It’s like I’m in a nightmare,” says Randy Morris. 

    More >>
  • Work underway to restore Columbus Government Center after water main break

    Work underway to restore Columbus Government Center after water main break

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:13:08 GMT
    Earlier this week, thousands of gallons of water poured into the tower from a water main break. Beginning Monday, officials say floors one through eight will reopen for employees and the public. ( Source: City of Columbus)Earlier this week, thousands of gallons of water poured into the tower from a water main break. Beginning Monday, officials say floors one through eight will reopen for employees and the public. ( Source: City of Columbus)
    Earlier this week, thousands of gallons of water poured into the tower from a water main break. Beginning Monday, officials say floors one through eight will reopen for employees and the public. ( Source: City of Columbus)Earlier this week, thousands of gallons of water poured into the tower from a water main break. Beginning Monday, officials say floors one through eight will reopen for employees and the public. ( Source: City of Columbus)

    Crews are hard at work inside the Columbus Government Center to get the building back in service after it was flooded.

    More >>

    Crews are hard at work inside the Columbus Government Center to get the building back in service after it was flooded.

    More >>
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Mississippi State fan trolls wife in local TV news interview

    Mississippi State fan trolls wife in local tv news interview

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:08:19 GMT
    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV FacebookOne Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV Facebook
    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV FacebookOne Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV Facebook

    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. 

    More >>

    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly