A former assistant principal of the Waldron School district will spend 9 months in jail for having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old student. Jessica Williams, 37, pleaded guilty in Scott County Circuit Court to two counts of first degree sexual assault and one count of indecent exposure. In her plea agreement Judge Don Ramey dismissed the remaining sexual assault charges she faced. Along with the 9 month jail sentence Williams was sentenced to 10 years probation and will have to register as a sex offender. If Williams violates the parameters of her probation, she will face a $15,000.00 fine and 30 years in a state prison.
The relationship came to light when an anonymous letter was sent to Waldron Public Schools, which triggered an investigation. Along with investigators, a School Resource Officer interviewed the 16 year male student. During questioning the student admitted to the relationship with Williams stating that they began the sexual relationship in the summer. He also said they had exchanged “inappropriate” pictures. During the investigation Williams admitted to having sexual contact with the student. In November of 2018 Williams was arrested again for violating conditions of her release for repeated contact with the 16 year old boy.