Judge Lowers Bond For Northside Teacher
Kristin Davenport Charged After Contact With 17 Year Old Student
A Northside teacher facing criminal charges appeared in Recorder’s Court for the second time in 72 hours.
Kristin Davenport is charged with sexual assault by a person who has supervisory or disciplinary authority over another.
The 26 year old was charged with three counts after an anonymous tip prompted a full blown police investigation.
Judge Robert Wadkins set a $5,000 bond for each count Saturday Morning.
Davenport appeared before another Judge today asking for a lower bond and armed with reputable defense attorney Susan Henderson.
As her client stood composed, Henderson promptly waived the preliminary hearing without testimony but First News has learned the charges stem from a consensual relationship with
a 17 year old student at the same school. Judge Julius Hunter agreed to lower the teacher’s bond from $5,000 to $3,000 for each charge on the condition Davenport not have any contact
with the victim or school employees if released on bail.
The teacher’s arrest marked the third criminal investigation involving an employee of the Muscogee County School District in a span of two weeks.
If convicted of those three charges, Kristin Davenport faces one to 25 years in prison and the loss of her teaching license.
Davenport has not been officially terminated but she was removed from class room duty April 19th, according to an official statement by the School District.
According to jail records, Davenport remained in custody at the Muscogee County Jail as of late Tuesday night.