A former teacher in Michigan has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student and is scheduled to appear in court next month.
31-year-old Jamee Hiatt, a teacher at Woodsworth Elementary School at the time, has been charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with multiple variables, and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
First-degree sexual criminal conduct, alone, carries up to life in prison. Third-degree criminal sexual conduct carries up to fifteen years.
The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and Phillip Berkemeier, her attorney, await the results of a psychiatric evaluation before she returns to court on June 3rd.
She began a sexual relationship with one of her 14-year-old students during the 2013-14 school year, and admitted to having sex with him on at least five occasions. He says the sexual conduct happened every other day, including at the teacher’s home.
She offered him a cellphone, money, and even filed guardianship paperwork over him to continue the relationship.
On January 21st, she resigned from her job and was arraigned on the criminal sexual conduct charges on January 25th.
She remains in Jackson County Jail on a $250,000 bond.