- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Bond has been reduced for a Siwell Middle School teacher accused of having sex with a student.

WAPT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1gnDryP ) a Rankin County judge Tuesday cut Willie Moorehead’s bond from $100,000 to $75,000 after the 60-year-old teacher in the Jackson school waived his preliminary hearing. Moorehead was also ordered not to have contact with anyone under 18 years old.

Moorehead was arrested last week on a charge of statutory rape.

Investigators say Moorehead allegedly picked up a 14-year-old girl from her Jackson home on March 10, while the mother was sleeping. Moorehead is accused of taking her to a public park where the alleged sexual encounter occurred.

If Moorehead makes bail, court officials say he will be placed on house arrest.



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Information from: WAPT-TV, https://www.wapt.com

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