Former substitute teacher faces more rape charges

Former substitute teacher faces more rape charges

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Caraway woman accused of raping a 13-year-old boy at a Jonesboro motel faces even more charges in Craighead County.

Jonesboro police arrested 31-year-old Latasha Schoolfield in September and charged her with suspicion of rape.

The victim, according to court documents, told detectives he and Schoolfield had sex one time at the Motel 6, 2300 S. Caraway, in August. Investigators said Schoolfield's son was in the room at the time.

The boy also told Jonesboro investigators he and Schoolfield, who once served as a substitute teacher, had sex three to four times at his home in Caraway.

"It's the same suspect, it's the same victim but being since it involved two different jurisdictions, there were actually two separate investigations," Craighead County Sheriff's Department Captain Justin Rolland said. "The incidences itself were separate and on separate dates."

This week the prosecuting attorney's office contacted the Craighead County Sheriff's Department to make a report and do a probable cause on the alleged sex acts in Caraway, according to Deputy Ron Richardson.

"The judge found probable cause to issue a warrant being since she had already bonded out of jail, they issued a warrant for her arrest," Captain Rolland said. "They're in contact with her and her attorney at this time to arrange either her turning herself in or to face those additional charges."

Captain Rolland said Schoolfield will face charges for each incident.

"I believe there were around four or five reported incidences," Captain Rolland said. "One of which happened in Jonesboro, three or four that happened in the city of Caraway."

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington appeared in court Monday, Nov. 7, requesting that Schoolfield's bond for the earlier charge be revoked.

His office alleged that she "violated her no-contact order."

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