39-year-old Kristen Hammonds, an administrative assistant at Villa Rica High School in Villa Rica, Georgia, has been accused of having sex with at least three male students. Detectives from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office stated that the kids were coming over to her house under the guise of having them meet her children. The alleged sexual assault was reported to the county office, who in turn informed the Villa Rica PD, who then turned it over to the county sheriff.
According to police the sex was consensual and the kids were all over the age of 17 (one of the students was 19) which would have made it legal except for her position of authority over them which under state law makes it sexual assault.
Kristie Hammonds was denied bond earlier today after police told the court that she had made contact with one of the alleged victims Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Hammonds’ lawyer, Mac Pilgrim, told reporters that her husband kicked her out after the allegations surfaced. He also stated that she had been improperly charged. “Mrs. Hammons was a secretary. She never had a position of authority. She was not in a position to do any sort of disciplinary action. Her job description for the school has no disciplinary or authoritative responsibility.” Legal mumbo-jumbo as far as I am concerned but he does have a valid point. Regardless of the fact that she meted out discipline even though her official job description doesn’t call for it, Kristie Hammonds was also a cheerleading coach. COACH, which means that she was in charge of at least a segment of the student population. Hell, sleeping with your students is just poor fucking decision making anyway, regardless their ages.
Newstalk 1160 reports that she admitted to having had sex with at least one of the students to the county office. Hammonds has resigned from the county.
Hammonds Facebook account has been deleted and her MySpace set to private.
Updated 4/25/11 – According to WSB one of the teens has possibly recanted his story. Not much more information than that right now.