A North Carolina middle school teacher was charged Wednesday with five felony counts of statutory rape involving a child she had reportedly taken in as a foster.
Christina Davis Jolly, 43, is accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy from August 2017 to July 2018, whom resided with her in Statesville, the Statesville Record & Landmark reports.
An investigation began April 29 after police received a report that Jolly was sexually assaulting a boy in her care, according to WBTV.
“Based on the child’s interview at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center, it was determined Christina Davis Jolly, was engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile male,” officials said, according to the media outlet.
After the alleged abuse was reported to officials, Jolly, a teacher at North Iredell Middle School, was ordered to have no contact with the boy in July. Though police say she agreed to relinquish custody, Jolly reportedly still continued messaging the teen via social media. Officials subsequently searched the woman’s home and seized her computers.
In addition to the felony statutory rape charges, Jolly also faces two felony counts of statutory sex offense of a child 15 or younger.
Iredell-Statesville Schools announced in a press release Wednesday that the teacher has been suspended without pay as the investigation continues. The victim was not Jolly’s student, a school spokesperson told the Statesville Record & Landmark.
The suspected pedophile is being held at the Iredell County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond regarding the statutory rape charges, and a $75,000 unsecured bond in regards to the sex offense charges.
[Feature photo: Christina Davis Jolly, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office]