Former Madison County teacher pleads guilty to student sex charges

Former Madison County teacher pleads guilty to student sex charges

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Lyndsey Bates, the former Madison County High School special education teacher accused of having sex with a student, has pleaded guilty to five charges.

Her charges include:

  • 1 count: School employee engaging in sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student
  • 1 count: School employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19 years
  • 3 counts: School employee distributing obscene material to a student

Bates could have faced up to 11 years in prison, but her plea deal states she will serve three years probation instead. She must also pay $600 in fines.

Bates was arrested in April 2019. She resigned from her job at that time.

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