Teacher’s aide accused of having sex with teenage student

Published 3:58 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A central Mississippi teacher’s aide is accused of sexual misconduct involving a 16-year-old student.

Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner tells local news outlets that 38-year-old Jamie Bailey Pope of Carthage is charged with sexual battery of a vulnerable person.

Pope remains jailed Tuesday in Leake County. She hasn’t been before a judge and no bail has been set. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.

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Waggoner says Leake County school Superintendent Billy Mack Wilbanks received a complaint about two weeks ago that a teacher’s aide might be having an improper relationship with a 16-year-old student.

Officers say the relationship may have been ongoing since last July.