Conway High School teacher arrested
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:04:17 GMT —
Courtney Ruth Martin, 26, an English teacher at Conway High School, turned herself in to Conway police Tuesday and was charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
Horry County Schools received information through a tip line that Martin and a student were having an improper relationship. The caller said Martin and the student were planning to have sex and that Martin had sent photos of her vaginal area and breasts, according to the Conway police crime report.
Officers interviewed the student October 29, and he initially denied the relationship.
He later told police he had been involved in the relationship with Martin between August 23, 2012 and October 29, 2013, the day he was confronted by police.
The student told police he would go into her classroom during lunch or after school and they would "hug, kiss, and talk about their relationship," according to the report.
Martin was hired in July 2010, according to Horry County Schools spokeswoman Teal Britton.
Martin was placed on administrative leave October 29th pending the outcome of the investigation, Britton said.
Martin appeared before Judge Jane Mackey and bond was set at $5,000.