SENATOBIA, Miss. — A 32-year-old former 8th-grade teacher has been charged with sexual battery of a 14/15-year-old and fondling of a juvenile, Senatobia Police said.
Police received a report on Sept. 30 from a girl who said she’d been sexually abused at a residence on East Gilmore Street, the home of Evan Brooke Redd.
Senatobia Police contacted the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services to join the investigation.
“Through further investigation we developed enough probable cause to serve a search warrant at that house,” said Senatobia Police Chief Richard Chandler.
They executed a search warrant at the home Wednesday evening, and Redd was taken into custody without incident.
Redd is currently out on bond. Her next court date is Dec. 2 in Senatobia City Court, police said.
WREG tried to reach Redd at the house but we were told she wasn’t home.
Chandler would not comment on the evidence seized at Redd’s home but said additional charges may be forthcoming.
“It’s very concerning anytime that someone takes advantage of a juvenile or somebody who can’t stand up for themselves,” Chandler said.
Redd is listed on DeSoto Central Middle School’s website as an 8th grade Mississippi Studies and World Geography teacher.
DeSoto County Schools said Redd is no longer an employee.
Chandler would not comment on how the victim knew Ms. Redd but said it’s inexcusable for someone in her position to be accused of such serious acts.
“Teachers, police officers, people like that are supposed to be protectors of the children and when someone takes advantage of that position, it’s very troubling,” Chandler said.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information or concerns, contact Detective Brannon Rushing at the Senatobia Police Department (Phone: 662-562-5643).