Teacher’s aid charged with sexual battery of a student in Leake Co.

Teacher’s aid charged with sexual battery of a student in Leake Co.
Jamie Bailey Pope; Source: Leake Co. SO

LEAKE COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A Leake Central High School teacher’s aid has been charged with sexual battery of a vulnerable person.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, about two weeks ago, the Superintendent of Education Billy Mack Wilbanks received a complaint of a teacher’s aid possibly having an improper relationship with a 16-year-old student.

Mr. Wilbanks called Sheriff Greg Waggoner and the sheriff’s office opened an investigation which resulted in the arrest of 38-year-old Jamie Bailey Pope of Carthage, Mississippi.

Pope is charged with one count of sexual battery of a vulnerable person.

The Leake County Sheriff’s Office has charged Pope with sexual battery of a vulnerable person.

Officers believe the relationship has been ongoing since last July.

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