Feds Indict Teacher in Juvenile Sex Case

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A Washington County teacher who is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

FBI agents took 54-year-old Charlene Schmitz into custody yesterday. She was indicted on one count each of enticing a child by computer and enticing a child by cell phone.

Schmitz was already in the Washington County Jail stemming from her arrest on Friday. Deputies reportedly saw her sitting next to the boy at a high school football game in Leroy.

A state judge had barred Schmitz from having any contact with students from Leroy High School where she previously taught.

Schmitz was charged with rape and sodomy in June. The charges were filed after the boy's mother gave Washington County authorities dozens of sexually explicit e-mails she claimed Schmitz sent to her son.

She is scheduled to appear today before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Mobile.

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