Husband, wife arrested on similar sex with student charges

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PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. — An Alabama husband and wife were both arrested this week on separate and unrelated charges of having sex with a student.

James Parker, 32, was arrested and booked 5:27 p.m. Wednesday by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, according to WIAT.

Earlier this week, his wife Charli Parker, 30, was arrested and charged with a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19 years.

“The incidents are separate and unrelated in place and manner of commission. None of the criminal sexual activity occurred at the school,” said Chris McCool, Pickens County District Attorney.

James Parker is a coach and teacher at Pickens Academy in Carrollton, Alabama, McCool said. The allegation involves a former female student, McCool said.

The charge against Charli Parker includes a male student, and the sex acts did not occur at the school, McCool said. Charli Parker’s arrest was the result of an investigation by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department. She was a teacher and girls basketball coach at the same school as her husband.

An investigation is still ongoing according to authorities.

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