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Cumberland Christian school teacher faces student sex charges

January 4, 2019
Loretta Nelsen

A teacher at Liberty Christian Academy in Cumberland County faces charges of inappropriate conduct with a student, authorities said Friday.

Loretta Nelsen, 40, of Hope Mills, was arrested Thursday on charges of solicitation of a child by computer or certain other electronic devices to commit an unlawful sex act, two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and three counts of indecent liberties with a student.

Investigators said that Nelson exchanged inappropriate text messages with a student in November, engaging in sexual conversations and sending explicit photos.

She is a teacher and assistant soccer coach at Liberty Christian Academy, at 6548 Rockfish Road outside Fayetteville.

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