EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCapital High Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Student
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
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Reported: Oct. 29, 2013 4:56 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 29, 2013 11:16 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A Capital High School teacher has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse.
Michelle Elaine Ball, 30, of St. Albans was arrested Tuesday.
The alleged relationship happened between January and July of 2013, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
The 16-year-old, who is a student at Capital High School, told police that Ball took him to several restaurants and movies around the Charleston and St. Albans area. The alleged victim told police that Ball had provided marijuana that they smoked together on numerous occasions, Cpl. Robert Brown of the Charleston Police Department said.
The victim told police that the relationship with Ball turned sexual between late June and early July of 2013 and even took a trip to Ohio where they shopped at area malls, Brown said.
If convicted on all counts, Ball could face one to five years in prison.
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