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Ex-Chesterfield Teacher Convicted Of Sex Crime

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Anna Michelle Walters (Photo Credit: Twitter account @AnnaMichelleW) Anna Michelle Walters (Photo Credit: Twitter account @AnnaMichelleW)

CHESTERFIELD, VA—A former substitute teacher and assistant cheerleading coach with the Chesterfield County Public School System will have to register as a sex offender and spend up to 12 months in jail after striking a plea deal Thursday.

Anna Michelle Walters pleaded no contest to misdemeanor sexual battery and guilty to misdemeanor contributing to delinquency of a minor in a Chesterfield County courtroom Thursday.

Walters pleaded no contest and guilty to reduced charges, after being charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor and crimes against nature after October allegations that she had sex with a student.

Allegations against Walters were made first made public in October 2012, when a recent graduate posted graphic text messages and pictures to his Twitter account.

Justin Foster, 18, posted text messages he claims were sent to him from Walters. Nude photos of a woman Foster claims to be Walters were also posted the Twitter account.

According to police, Walters is not being charged in connection to Foster's allegations. Her charges stem from alleged inappropriate contact with a different, underage student. Police said that incident happened in a Cosby High School classroom.

Walters was released from employment after Foster's accusations, school officials said.

After 8News broke the story, Chesterfield Police said they received numerous tips about the alleged incident, including claims that other students may have had sexual contact with Walters. Police said the names provided by 8News ultimately led to the charges.

According to Walter's LinkedIn account, she had been employed by the Chesterfield County Public School System since January 2012.

 

 

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