Former elementary school principal accused of sexual misconduct with student
WINCHESTER, Ind. – A woman who until recently was principal of Union Elementary School has been accused of engaging in sexual behavior with a male student in her early teens.
Ashley A. Breedlove, 34, of Farmland, was arrested Tuesday on an arrest warrant from Randolph Circuit Court charging her with five counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. His bond was set at $ 12,000.
One of the misconduct charges against her was a level 4 felony punishable by 12 years in prison, while the other four were level 5 felonies with maximum sentences of six years.
According to court documents, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Department detective viewed two videos, one of which showed Breedlove hugging the minor in a school hallway and another showed her kissing the neck of boy in a school bus.
During a subsequent interview with the detective, the boy – apparently in high school at the time of his relationship with Breedlove – provided details of alleged sex with the principal in his office at the elementary school.
The child said he and the principal also communicated online via Facebook Messenger, and that she sent him a copy of a message informing him that she was suspended from work due to a “relationship. inappropriate with a student “.
Detective reported that Breedlove declined to be interviewed. He obtained a search warrant to seize the farmland woman’s cell phone.
A press release issued Tuesday by the Union School Corporation indicates that Breedlove resigned as principal of Union Elementary School in Modoc on October 18.
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“Providing a safe school environment and a high quality education for our students has always been paramount,” Superintendent Michael Huber said in the statement. “With that in mind, Union School Corporation supports the ongoing investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the Randolph County District Attorney’s Office.”
The statement said school officials could not comment on the allegations against the former principal.
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Douglas Walker is a reporter for the Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or [email protected]