Teacher Kara Coalson acquitted of alleged student sexual tryst

A Georgia jury has acquitted Kara Coalson, a former math instructor, of sexually assaulting a teenage boy at her dwelling in Athens, USA Today affiliate The Athens Herald Banner studies.

Kara Coalson, 25, had been charged with sexually abusing a 16-year-old student from the instructor’s geometry class.

Until her arrest on sexual assault expenses, Kara Coalson was a instructor at Clarke Central High School. 

Coalson’s trial ran for 3 days within the Athens-Clarke County Superior Court.

A former math instructor at Clarke Central High School was acquitted Wednesday of sexual assault on a student throughout a jury trial in Athens-Clarke County Superior Court.

Former Athens high school teacher acquitted in sexual assault trial

Both Kara Coalson and the now-18-year-old student whom the previous instructor allegedly sexually abused testified throughout the trial.

Superior Court Judge Lisa Lott presided over the proceedings.

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After she was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting the boy, Kara Coalson misplaced her instructing job.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on the time that following her April 2019 arrest, Coalson was launched from jail on an $11,200 bond.

She is charged with sexual assault by individuals with supervisory or disciplinary authority, in accordance with jail information.

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During the trial, Kara Coalson denied that she sexually assaulted the boy, a baby the instructor had in her class on the time of the alleged abuse. 

She claimed that met him on the Cloud bar in downtown Athens in February 2019. 

Then, Kara Coalson stated, she took the boy to her dwelling. But the previous instructor was emphatic that she didn’t proceed to sexually molest him.

Coalson’s alleged sexual misconduct got here to mild after she reported to a faculty steerage counselor {that a} relationship she had with a student was inflicting her stress. CBS 46 studies that after the college discovered of the instructor’s alleged abuse of the boy, she was placed on depart. Administrators promptly known as the police to report her.

Police are additionally encouraging another victims of related sexual assaults to contact the Cottage Sexual Assault Center. Their quantity is 706-353-1912.

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During the twilight of her instructing profession at Clarke Central High School, Kara Coalson went as far as to inform the steerage counselor that she had gotten pregnant by the boy she had sexually abused.

However, prosecutors have been by no means in a position to produce direct proof that the boy Kara Coalson allegedly sexually abused whereas she was his instructor brought about her being pregnant.

The trial additionally heard allegations of an extortion try on the half of the boy, through which he demanded $500 and an improved grade in Coalson’s class.

WSBTV reported on the assertion that the college launched simply after Coalson’s arrest.

“District officials immediately contacted local law enforcement and the teacher was placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation. The police investigation is ongoing and an arrest warrant has been issued for the teacher. The school district has also notified state officials at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission of the investigation and the circumstances surrounding it. While we cannot share more information due to our need to protect the student and the nature of the investigation, we want to reiterate that our first and most important responsibility is the safety of all students. The district takes these situations very seriously and acted quickly upon learning of the potentially inappropriate relationship.”

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