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SeMo Teacher Charged with Rape, Sodomy

OCTOBER 27, 2004 - Posted at 7:41 a.m. CDT

 

NEW MADRID, MO - A middle school teacher in southeast Missouri's Bootheel is charged with rape, sodomy and giving prescription drugs to under-age teenage boys.

New Madrid County Authorities say 47-year-old Rebecca Sharp is charged with two counts of second-degree statutory sodomy, one count of second-degree statutory rape and one count of giving the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.

New Madrid police officer Tracy Shelton says Sharp twice engaged in illegal sexual activity with three teens who were not her students.  Shelton says that, on one occasion, five boys were present one had to be taken to a hospital for overdosing on medication.

Sharp has a court date next Monday.

The R-1 Middle School teacher has been employed with the district for 12 years.

Superintendent Mike Barnes says none of the alleged incidents occured during school hours or on school property, and none involved minors taught by Sharp.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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