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Richmond teacher arrested for having sex with student

Posted at 11:55 AM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 17:42:52-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- An exceptional education teacher at Huguenot High School was arrested and charged with two counts of Taking Indecent Liberties while in a Supervisory Role, both felonies. Courtney Stewart, 24, of Richmond, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Huguenot student, according to police sources. It was unclear whether the student was in one of Stewart's classes.

Courtney B. Stewart (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Courtney B. Stewart (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Stewart was arrested Thursday night and booked at the Richmond jail. She was arraigned Friday morning. Detectives are investigating whether there may be additional victims, a Richmond Police spokesperson said. Anyone with more information can call Youth and Family Crimes Detective Mary Gary at 804-646-6759 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

A Richmond Schools' spokesperson was unable to provide an initial comment when asked about the arrest Friday morning.

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