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15-year-old Boy Molested by Teacher in Arkansas, Arrested after Pastor informed Authorities

15-year-old Boy Molested by Teacher in Arkansas, Arrested after Pastor informed Authorities

Authorities in Arkansas have arrested a teacher who they say sexually abused a 15-year-old boy and sent him explicit pictures. The teacher is identified as Reagan Gray.

The charge against 26-year-old Gray is one count of sexual assault. John Ogles, Gray’s lawyer, says that his client has pleaded not guilty. He said, “We are just going to trust the legal process.”

A reasonable cause affidavit says the police say the abuse started in the fall of 2020 and finished in the summer of 2021.

Gray was a teacher at Little Rock Christian Academy and a volunteer in the student ministry at Immanuel Baptist Church. He was 23 years old at the time. From what the affidavit says, the accused victim was a member of the student ministry.

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The document says that the teen’s parents found text messages between Gray and the boy in 2020 and told Gray to stop talking to their son. People told the senior minister about the alleged text messages.

When asked about the messages, Gray reportedly told the head pastor that the relationship was “not physical.”

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She was fired from her job in the student ministry and had to go to treatment, but investigators say she “returned to volunteering in the student ministry shortly after being fired.”

The teen’s head pastor told federal officials in February 2024 that Gray “disclosed” during a counseling session in the fall of 2020 that her relationship with the teen was “sexual in nature.”

The statement says, “Gray continued to talk to [the teen] on Snapchat after being confronted by [the teen’s] parents.”

During an interview with the FBI in February 2024, the claimed victim said that Gray sent naked pictures of herself “daily” and “would expect and request sexually explicit pictures of [the teen] in return.”

Authorities say the abuse happened more than once, and the teen reportedly told them it happened in Gray’s apartment and car.

Because of charges, the document says that Gray has been off from her job at Sylvan Hills Middle School since February 2024. Her court date is scheduled at June 17.

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