published Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Bradley County teacher indicted on sex charge

A Bradley County teacher has pleaded not guilty after being indicted on allegations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old male former student.

Christie David, 32, a married language arts teacher at Walker Valley High School, was indicted this week on one count of sexual battery by an authority figure.

She was suspended from school at the beginning of October after the sheriff's office opened an investigation. Bradley County school system officials were off for Thanksgiving holidays and couldn't be reached to ask about David's status since the indictment.

David was arrested Oct. 23 and posted a $10,000 bond. Her attorney, Andrew Freiberg, didn't return calls Wednesday seeking comment.

Her case will be heard in February, court officials said.

David graduated from Lee University, according to her Facebook page, and taught spin classes at the local YMCA.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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