Former Alabama substitute teacher faces student sex charge

August 2, 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A former substitute teacher in Alabama has been indicted on charges of having sex with a student.

News outlets reported that 24-year-old Kayla Safford was booked in the Lauderdale County jail Wednesday.

Police Capt. Brad Holmes said in a news release that Safford is accused of having sex off-campus with an 18-year-old Florence High School student. Holmes says evidence shows the relationship happened because of her employment with the school system.

The investigation started in March.

Safford’s attorney Tim Case said he and Safford deny she did anything wrong.

Case said he will challenge the indictment and Alabama’s teacher-student sex law. The law was ruled unconstitutional by one county judge but the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed that decision.

That’s being appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court.

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