A former Madison High School teacher in Alabama is accused of sending nude photos to students and having sex with one of them.
On Friday, 22-year-old Lyndsey Sherrod Bates was indicted on a felony charge of engaging in a sex act with a student younger than 19 and misdemeanor counts of distributing obscene material to a student and having sexual contact with a student, WAFF, WHNT and AL.com report.
According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Bates, 22, is being held on a felony count of engaging in a sex act with a student younger than 19. Bates is also facing misdemeanor counts of having sexual contact and distributing obscene material to a student. Bates’ bail has been set at $32,000. Bates turned herself into the Madison County Jail at around 4:30 p.m. on April 12.
Bates is the daughter-in-law of chief deputy of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Stacy Bates. Madison County Sheriff Kevin Turner told Alabama.com in a statement, “The Sheriff’s Office started an investigation as soon as the allegations were brought to our attention, and Chief Bates was never involved in that investigation.”