A first-year teacher at a North Carolina high school faces felony sex offense charges after a student told another educator that he was in a relationship with her.
Brittany Marie Phillips, 25, was arrested in March following a police investigation. She is accused of sexually abusing a male student in a closet at Lexington Senior High School, and then several subsequent times at her apartment, according to the Davidson County Dispatch.
Detective Benjamin Clayton of the Lexington Police Department obtained a signed statement from the victim, in which the boy outlined several encounters with Phillips between December 2013 and February 2014.
“The juvenile corroborated this statement by explaining that he had a video of Phillips performing (a sex act) on him,” Clayton wrote in his report. “The juvenile showed me the video, and the video does appear to show Phillips’ face.”
The teen also said that he and Phillips called and texted each other numerous times, but that he deleted a lot of their communication and was not sure if the teacher did the same. Both Phillips’ and the victim’s phone were seized as part of the police investigation, which is ongoing.
Phillips was held in Davidson County jail on a secured bond of $50,000, according to Fox affiliate WGHP. She no longer works at the school.