Arrest in Sexual Misconduct Case - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

02/23/04

Arrest in Sexual Misconduct Case

A former Hilton Head High school teacher has been arrested, accused of having sex with one of her students. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Rebecca Robertson had three students at her Beaufort home last November. They say one of them had sex with Robertson, and the other two were given alcohol and cigarettes.

Robertson has been charged with one count of second degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Robertson resigned a couple days after the sheriff's department began its investigation. Even though the sex was apparently consensual, South Carolina law doesn't recognize anyone under the age of 16 for consent.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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