A 25-year-old high school teacher was arrested after a police investigation uncovered that she had been having sex with an underage student.
Brittany Marie Phillips, a teacher at Lexington Senior High School in North Carolina, faces felony sex offense charges after the unnamed student admitted to another teacher that he was having a relationship with Phillips.
The victim told police that he had multiple sexual encounters with Phillips between December 2013 and February 2014, and to prove his claims, he brought them a video recording of Phillips performing a sex act on him.
"The juvenile corroborated this statement by explaining that he had a video of Phillips performing [a sex act] on him," wrote Detective Benjamin Clayton of Lexington Police Department in his report. "The juvenile showed me the video, and the video does appear to show Phillips' face."
Following her arrest, Phillips was immediately suspended from the school and her name was taken off the teacher list on the school’s website.
“Right now, the situation is under investigation, and Miss Phillips has been suspended and is not in contact with any students,” said Lexington City Schools Superintendent Rick Kriesky.
Phillips, a first-year teacher, was released on a $50,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 7.