CORYDON, IN (WAVE) - A current Oldham County Schools teacher, who previously taught at Meade County Schools, is accused of having sex with her former student.
According to the court documents, Amy Hamilton and the child, who was 15-years-old at the time of the encounter, were at her home in Corydon, Indiana in March 2018.
Police said Hamilton provided the child with alcohol -- around nine beers -- and Hamilton consumed multiple bottles of wine.
The documents go on to say Hamilton resisted the student’s advances earlier in the day, but later led him to her bedroom where they had sex.
Harrison County Prosecutor Otto Schalk charged Hamilton with sexual misconduct with a minor, which is a felony. She is also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which is a misdemeanor.
A guilty verdict on the felony charge could come with a sentence of 12 years in prison.
According to the prosecutor’s office, Hamilton met the child when she was his teacher at Stuart Pepper Middle School in Meade County. She is not accused of having an inappropriate relationship with the student while she was his teacher.
Police said the two kept in contact through texting when she left the district to work at South Oldham High School in December 2017.
When asked about the allegations, a representative for Oldham County Schools said, “This information is new to us, but we will take the appropriate actions to ensure the safety of our students.”
Meade County Schools superintendent John Millay said he was not aware of the allegations until WAVE 3 News asked about it. He confirmed Hamilton used to work for the district and said they will be further looking into what happened.
Hamilton turned herself into the Harrison County Jail on Monday morning and was released on a $5,000 bond.
Her first court date is February 19 at 9 a.m.