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June 25, 2008
by Ryan Hudson
Julie Pritchett (that's her picture above) is a 34-year old teacher at Clay-Chalkville Middle School in Trussville, AL (pop. just under 20,000), and she fancies herself a a bit of a baseball fan. Such a fan, in fact, that she had sex with nearly the whole high school team
Julie Pritchett...has been accused of having sex with eight members of a school baseball team...[She] began a relationship with a 15-year-old boy in February. The 34-year-old married teacher later approached other members of the team for sex.
Pritchett, a special-education teacher, was also the sponsor for the high school's Diamond Dolls, the hostesses for the baseball team. If you think that seems like a volatile situation for someone who is now being described by police as a "sexual predator," you'd be right.
It was through that position...that she came into contact with some of her former students who were involved in the high school sports program.
Christian said Pritchett started a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old former student. That relationship led to sex acts with his friends...
The sex acts were initiated by Pritchett, who used several methods of approaching the boys... Some of the acts took place on the school's campus and others at the homes of the victims.
Pritchett has been charged with three counts of sodomy and sex abuse (only three of the teenage boys were under 15 years old -- the age of consent in Alabama is 16), and is currently free on bond. If convicted, she could serve up to 20 years in prison
As you might imagine, the town of Trussville is angry. "It's just almost as bad as murdering, cause you're taking a child's innocence," said one outraged, if not overly-dramatic resident.
No report on whether or not Morganna will be used as a character witness during the trial.