Beauregard High teacher charged with engaging in sex act with student

Beauregard High teacher charged with engaging in sex act with student

(WTVM) - The Lee County Sheriff's Office assisted by the Dothan Police Department arrested an Auburn man Monday on sex crimes involving a minor and drug-related charges.

Hunter Herring Armstrong, 24, is charged with school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19 years old. He is also charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Armstrong is being held in the Lee County Detention Facility on a $24,000 bond.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a parent on June 16, 2018, who reported that she discovered disturbing communication of a sexual nature on her 15-year-old daughter's cell phone. The parent said her daughter was possibly involved in an inappropriate relationship with one of her teachers at Beauregard High School.

After an investigation, evidence led to Armstrong's charges.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, a person commits the crime of a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19 years if he or she is a school employee and engages in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student.

The crime is a Class B felony and 'consent' is not a defense to the charge.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 334-749-5651 or Lee County Crime Stoppers at 888-522-7847.

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