Investigators: Teacher accused of sex with student also had heroin in school!

WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga.– Authorities in northwest Georgia are investigating after a high school teacher was arrested on a variety of charges.

Channel 2 Action Newshas learned Raquel Eleana Spencer, who taught at Northwest Whitfield High School, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student and having heroin on school campus.

Spencer was arrested and taken to the Whitfield County Correctional Center.

She’s been charged with possession of heroin and sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority.

Spencer’s arrest is the talk of the town in Tunnel Hill.

“Her doing heroin in school? Yeah, it’s terrible,” said parent Lisa Beavers.

No one from the school district would go on camera but a spokesman sent Channel 2’s Craig Lucie a statement saying the student and staff safety is their top priority.

The spokesman also told Lucie, Spencer has submitted her resignation.

“I never would have imagined a teacher out of all the people you know there’s so many students that go to Northwest and they depend on these teachers and they look up to ’em and it’s just sad,” said Katelin Jenkins, the parent of a student attending Northwest Whitfield High School.

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‘Mom’ films herself molesting toddler daughter, sells videos for drug money: Prosecutor!

 

JEFFERSONVILLE — A 23-year-old woman accused of molesting and exploiting a child for drug money appeared in Clark County Circuit Court No. 1 on Thursday.

A relative of the alleged victim, a child under the age of 5, called police after finding concerning videos on a phone belonging to Jamie L. Simms, according to court records. The videos, sent to five unidentified males on the messenger app Kik, reportedly show Simms either sexually abusing the child directly, or using sex toys on herself with the child present.

When Simms was arrested last week, she reportedly told police that she was addicted to drugs and communicated with people on apps Kik and Omegle and through Reddit, sending pornographic videos online for money. She estimated receiving $200 as payment for the videos, which she said she used to buy personal items and drugs.

Inside the courtroom Thursday morning, Simms kept her head down with her face in her hands as attorney Eric Weitzel — who presided over the hearing — read the following charges: one level 4 felony count of child molesting, two level 4 felony counts of child exploitation and one level 5 felony count of possession of child pornography.

At one point during the reading of the charges, Simms shook her head side to side. When Weitzel asked if she understood the charges against her, she said, “Yes, I understand, but” before Weitzel cut her off, advising she not speak without an attorney present.

A not guilty plea was entered on her behalf and a public defender will be appointed. Simms’ bond remains at $50,000 cash only. A trial is scheduled for Aug. 7. If convicted on all charges against her, Simms could face between seven and 42 years in prison.

Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull told the News and Tribune on Wednesday that the case remains under investigation. He called the case “unspeakably disturbing.”

“As of this moment she (Simms) is the only one charged. However that’s subject to change if I am able to establish criminal cases that I can prove against other individuals that were involved,” he said, adding that anyone believed to have received, requested or paid for the pornographic videos could be charged.

5ae1f9d4efc23.imageJamie L. Simms appeared in Clark County court Thursday on charges that she molested and exploited a child for drug money.

The father of the children suspected something was wrong and that is when he went through the mother’s phone. He told WAVE 3 News that when he found inappropriate videos she had recorded, he immediately called police. The details in the probable cause affidavit are disturbing and too graphic to share.

“I feel sick, I felt sick since I found out,” said the father, who wanted to have his identity withheld.

According to court documents, Jaime Simms was visiting the 3- and 1-year-old she shares with the father just last week.

“She was only here a couple hours a week to see her kids,” the father said.

He went through Simms’ phone and found videos of her and their 3-year-old daughter.

“It’s a case where a 3-year-old who was asleep was taken advantage of by an adult,” Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said. “In this particular case, the allegation is that the defendant filmed the child abuse/child molestation that was occurring and then did distribute the video of that molestation on apps or websites that included Kik, Reddit and a something known as Omegle.”

Simms confessed to police and told them she recorded the videos to sell so she could get money for her drug habit.

“These are sites where people can exchange or post videos,” Mull said. “In this particular instance, she was receiving money that she had set up to a PayPal account.”

Simms told police that she estimated she received approximately $200 from the videos, and she used the money to buy personal items and drugs. Simms is facing child molestation and child porn charges. If convicted, she will have to register as a sex offender.

As for the 3-year-old?

“She doesn’t know anything that happened,” the father said. “But, she has been asking, Where is mommy? I don’t know what to say to her.”

The father said his daughter is OK. Authorities are reviewing evidence to see if there will be additional charges or if there are other victims.

Mull said the case is just another one where people will do terrible things to get drugs.

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EPISCOPAL Church Holds A ‘WORSHIP BEYONCE’ Mass . . . Said Special ‘BEYONCE PRAYERS’!!!

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This week an Episcopal Church in San Francisco held a “Beyonce Mass” where Christian followers were supposed to rejoice and pray to the Queen.

Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal church, announced a month ago that its was holding a special “Beyonce” worship service. Officially the service was supposed to “explore Beyonce’s music and how it relates to the spiritual experience of black women and the issues they face in society.”

Revered Yolanda Norton, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary, preached Wednesday night’s message.

Here’s how ABC News – who attended the mass – described it:

The large cathedral was dimly lit with purple lights for the evening service. As guests filed into the church, Beyonce songs like ‘Freakum Dress’ and ‘Countdown’ blared across loud speakers.

Once everyone was seated, the church’s lead singer launched into a gospel-rendition of the Destiny’s Child song ‘Survivor’.

It was followed by prayer and a reading from a speech by the late Ella Baker, an African-American civil rights and human rights activist.

In between other Beyonce selections such as ‘Listen’, ‘Freedom’ ‘Flaws and All’ and ‘I Was Here’, Norton read from Psalms and Luke and preached to the large crowd.

And they made an adjustment to The Lord’s Prayer – changing God into a woman – in honor of Beyonce. Look:

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Here are some pictures from the event:

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Reports say that, “staff at the Episcopal cathedral estimated that over 900 people came to the celebration of the traditional service using the music and social philosophy of the pop star.”

Church is over. So, of course, the Rev. is getting lit.

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