Warrant issued for former MSD of Mount Vernon teacher

A former MSD of Mount Vernon teacher has been charged with two felony counts of Child Seduction in the Posey County Circuit Court.

Camella Rodgers, a former fifth grade teacher at Farmersville Elementary, is charged with a Level Five and Six Felony Count of Child Seduction.

The charges fall under Indiana State Statute 35-42-4-7(n).

According to the Indiana State Statute description, a person who:

(1) has or had a professional relationship with a child at least sixteen (16) years of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age whom the person knows to be at least sixteen (16) years of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age;

(2) may exert undue influence on the child because of the person’s current or previous professional relationship with the child;  and

(3) uses or exerts the person’s professional relationship to engage in sexual intercourse, other sexual conduct (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-221.5 ), or any fondling or touching with the child with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of the child or the person; commits child seduction.

As of press time, Rodgers had yet to turn herself in. The charges were filed on Friday, Jan. 5 and the warrant was issued on Satuday, Jan. 6.

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