A 34-year-old elementary school teacher has been charged for engaging in sexual activity with a 12-year old student.
Mississippi teacher Whitney Fair Mullen appeared in court on charges of sexual battery of a child and sexual molestation. Reports say that the victim, now 18 years old, recently came clean about the past six years of sexual abuse at the hands of Mullen.
Most of the sexual activity allegedly took place at Mullen’s home where he was doing jobs around the house, and the sexual encounters began in 2008 when the boy was just 12 years old. None of the sexual activity occurred at Strayhorn Elementary School, where Mullen worked, reports claim.
The victim’s family reportedly respected the teacher greatly and spent a lot of time with her over the years, completely unaware that she was engaging with the teen sexually.
Mullen’s initial bond was set at $5 million, but was reduced to $250,000.