Prosecutor seeking to get bond revoked

Prosecutor seeking to get bond revoked

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Nov. 7 Update: Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington told Region 8 News Monday, Nov. 7 that they were requesting that Latasha Schoolfield's bond be revoked.

Schoolfield, 31, of Caraway, is accused of raping a 13-year-old boy.

Ellington's office alleges that Schoolfield violated her no-contact order.

Despite appearing in court Monday, the hearing was continued. Ellington told Region 8 News the judge said he would hear the petition of bond revocation next week.

A Craighead County District Court judge found probable cause Friday to charge Latasha Kay Schoolfield, 31, of Caraway with rape.

According to court documents, the victim's mother told Caraway police Schoolfield had been having sexual intercourse with her son.

The boy confirmed to police that he and the suspect, who served as a substitute teacher at the Riverside School District, had sex three to four times at his house and one time at Motel 6 in Jonesboro.

Investigators said they found text messages on the boy's cell phone indicating he and Schoolfield had been in a sexual relationship.The report states they had "exchanged naked photos with each other."

There were also text messages where Schoolfield and the boy referred to each other as "babe" and said "I love you."

When interviewed by police, Schoolfield did admit to having sex with the boy several times at his parent's house and at the motel.

She told police the first time they had sex was at the motel. Schoolfield said her son was also in the room at the time.

She then took the victim to school the next morning.

One local parent told Region 8 News she is now concerned about the children in Schoolfield's household.

"We need to make sure they are going to be cared for and protected as well as the victim," said the local parent. "Because you got to think, you never know what is going through a person's head. We all need to come together and just make sure this doesn't happen again."

The judge set bond at $5,000 cash or surety and ordered her to appear in circuit court on Oct. 31.

The charge of rape was the only charge addressed at the probable cause hearing on Friday. The police report states that Officer Kenny Oldham will be asking the prosecuting attorney's office to add a charge of sexually grooming a child.

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