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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Substitute teacher charged with sexual assault

  • A 33-year-old substitute teacher for the Helena-West Helena School District has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual assault according to Helena-West Helena Police reports.
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  • A 33-year-old substitute teacher for the Helena-West Helena School District has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual assault according to Helena-West Helena Police reports. The police report states that the arrest stems from allegations that Brenda Faye Davis, while working as a substitute teacher, had sexual contact with one of her students. “It's unbearable to think about the things that are going on in the Helena-West Helena School District,” the mother of the underage student that came forward acknowledging that he had been involved in a relationship with a H-WH school employee told the Helena World in a written statement. “The actions of some of the teachers as well as an administrator have proven clearly they don't have the student's best interest at heart.” According to the mother, the relationship had been ongoing for about two months. She also alleged that several school officials were aware of the inappropriate relationship. The Helena World declined to reveal the name of the parent to protect the identity of the student involved. “I am a concerned parent and citizen of Phillips County,” she continued. “I want answers as well as justice for my child and others who may have been victims of this kind of abuse.” Helena-West Helena Police Chief Uless Wallace told the Helena World Friday that none of the allegations occurred on school property. Davis' bond was set at $25,000.

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