$15K bond set for ex-Hampton teacher charged with inappropriate contact with 11-year-old

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 23 at 12:01 PM

UPDATE 6/23: The case was certified to the grand jury.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 15.

UPDATE 4/9: Hampton Juvenile and Domestics Relations Court officials say Dietz was given $15,000 surety bond and must not have any contact with anyone under age 18.

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HAMPTON -- A woman who worked for the Hampton School Division is accused of having inappropriate communications with a student.

31-year-old Kimberlee A. Dietz was arrested after police investigated alleged communications she had with a boy on March 2, said Sgt. Mary Shackelford.

Dietz is charged with one count of felony use of an electronic communications device to facilitate certain offenses involving a juvenile.

According to a search warrant, Dietz sent sexually explicit photographs of herself from her cell to the phone of an 11-year-old boy on March 2. The warrant says the photos followed a conversation between the two after Dietz expressed interest in the boy.

According to Hampton City Schools Web site, Kimberlee Ann Dietz was a 5th grade teacher at Asbury Elementary School. 

Police would not specify how the messages were sent, whether it was text messages, on Facebook or email. The child told his parents about the behavior and the parents reported it to police, authorities said.

“We want to continue to stress the importance of parents’ involvement with their children and open lines of communication. In this case it worked out fantastic and we were able to make an arrest, “Cpl. Mary Shackelford said.

 

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