MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bond was revoked Tuesday for a former Tipton County teacher accused of child rape and coercion of a witness.
Alissa McCommon, 38, is now in jail, the Covington Police Department said.
McCommon, a former teacher at Charger Academy, was arrested on Sept. 8 after she was accused of having inappropriate conduct with students. The police department said that multiple victims under the age of 18 claimed that McCommon had sent them inappropriate photos and “requested sexual relations” with them.
Covington Police say McCommon posted bond after her arrest and was released on the condition that she have no contact with a victim or any minors other than her own children.
She was in court Tuesday after allegedly contacting one of the victims.
The audio from a phone conversation between McCommon and a male voice was played in court Tuesday.
McCommon, apparently crying, says, “I will never kiss you again. You will never hear from me again. Just please don’t say anything.”
She then makes reference to a baby and says, “When it comes out it’s gonna look like you.”
McCommon is charged with rape of a child, coercion of a witness, aggravated stalking, tampering with evidence, and harassment.
Her attorney Jere Mason said he cannot confirm if it was his client on the phone call.
“It sounds terrible but we really don’t just have proof of who sent these text messages. Who’s phone it was,” Mason said. “The only evidence they presented of confirmation that this was supposed to be Ms. McCommon was a detective that spoke with her once for a few seconds like five weeks ago.”
He also did not say if his client was pregnant but told WREG he has requested a mental evaluation.
“Obviously, there is a huge community outcry for justice,” Mason said. “That kind of pressure whether she is guilty or innocent any person in her situation on either side is going to struggle with it mentally.”
McCommon’s attorney said they are awaiting the mental evaluation and preliminary hearing.
Her next court date is scheduled for November 27.