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Teacher Alicia Gray Charged with Sodomy After Oral Sex with 14-Year-Old Student

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An Alabama high school teacher is charged with sodomy after she allegedly gave oral sex to a 14-year-old student in February.

Alicia Gray, 28, taught math at Mary G. Montgomery High School. 

She is facing 10 years to life for the most serious of her charges, sodomy, which is a Class A felony. Her other charges, including sexual abuse and being a school employee who engaged in a sex act with a student younger than 19, are punishable by up to 20 years in jail.

Because the court had a sitting grand jury, Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson said the process of acting on her case happened quickly.

She is currently out of jail on bail and is on paid leave from the Mobile County school system.

The victim told police that he started a relationship with Gray around New Year's Day and it became more serious, involving the two of them exchanging oral sex near or at his home.

He also said Gray "took several nude pictures of herself" and sent them to him on her cellphone.

When police searched Gray's home on February 20, they found evidence on flash drives, two digital cameras and a cellphone that supported the boy's claims.

The arraignment date will be set once a judge is assigned to the case in the next few weeks.

In February, she turned herself in for the affair and was accompanied by her husband and attorney. 

She was put in jail on two counts of second-degree sodomy, one count of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of school employee having sexual relations with a student under the age of 19.

Two hours later, she was released on bail. 

On the school's website, Gray said she is "highly qualified in mathematics." The school has since removed her biography from their page.

Her students described her as a helpful teacher.

"She's really cool," former student Matt Boykin said. "I had her class when I was in 9th grade. I struggled with math a lot, and she really helped me."

Sources: Daily Mail, Alabama