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North Carolina teacher accused of raping student now faces 27 more charges after same student met with her 9 times while she was on house arrest: Police

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Iredell County Sheriff’s Office

A North Carolina teacher who was on house arrest for accusations she sexually abused a student now faces even more charges after the same student was at her home nine times, according to police.

On July 20, police launched an investigation after receiving a tip that a science teacher at the Northview Academy in Statesville was having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

On Aug. 1, Elizabeth Suzanne Bailey was arrested by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office for having an alleged relationship with a student. WBTV reported that the 36-year-old teacher was charged with felony statutory rape of a person who is 15 years of age or younger, felony indecent liberties with a minor, and felony sexual activity with a student.

The Iredell-Statesville School District reportedly suspended Bailey with pay after learning of the allegations.

Bailey, of Statesville, was released on a $75,000 bond, placed on house arrest, and fitted with an electronic monitoring device.

The Iredell County Sheriff's Office noted in a statement, "Part of her original bond release conditions was she stay away from the juvenile victim in this case."

On Sept. 2, Bailey was arrested by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office Warrant Squad and booked at the Iredell County Detention Center.

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell said the juvenile visited Bailey's home on nine different occasions since her original arrest when she was out on bail and on house arrest.

In the latest accusations in her teacher sex abuse scandal, Bailey now faces an additional 27 charges. The teacher was charged with nine counts of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor, nine counts of felony intimidating or interfering with a state witness, and nine counts of felony violation of pretrial release conditions.

Bailey is now being held on $800,000 bond.

Campbell said the investigation is ongoing by investigators with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, and that Bailey may face additional charges in the future for alleged child sex abuse.

People magazine reported, "Bailey began working for the Iredell-Statesville School District in 2010, when she was hired as an assistant."

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