Tennessee teacher accused of raping child is arrested on new charges after texting victim, police say

Authorities say a Tennessee teacher who was previously accused of raping a teenager at her house was arrested on Thursday and faces fresh counts of aggravated stalking, harassment, and manipulation of a witness.

According to the Covington Police Department, Alissa McCommon, 38, was previously detained on September 8 following many claims of sexual misbehavior and improper interaction with minors. The court granted McCommon, a Charger Academy fourth-grade teacher, release on a $25,000 bond. According to authorities, one of the terms of McCommon’s release was that she was not allowed to speak to the victim or any other minors outside her own children.

Following repeated attempts to contact the victim from an alleged unknown phone number on Thursday, McCommon texted him, stating that he’d “regret doing this,” according to the Covington Police Department. The child informed investigators that she texted him with a “code word” to make sure he was alone, and she would then send “nude photographs on SnapChat,” according to police. According to investigators, McCommon also acknowledged having a sexual encounter with the youngster.

Police are “concerned about this apparent violation of her bond conditions,” Covington Police Chief Donna Turner said in a press release, adding that “others may have been contacted.”

“We continue to work closely with the District Attorney’s Office regarding the revocation of McCommon’s bond, as well as the additional charges that continue to develop,” Turner stated.

Police reported that she was detained at her Covington residence. According to the police, she is being held without bond at the Tipton County jail.

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