The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the June 7th, 2018 arrest of Kayla Alayne Sprinkles, a 26 year old Hayesville, North Carolina woman for a sexual assaults on a student.
On or about March 26th, 2018, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a report that Kayla Sprinkles, had engaged in sex acts with a student while employed as a teacher in a high school for the Cherokee County Schools System. During the investigation, several search warrants were executed in which items of evidence were collected. Additionally, numerous individuals were interviewed who provided information relevant to the case. The HAVEN Child Advocacy Center assisted in some of the interviews due to the age of the individuals interviewed.
Information was presented to the June 4th, 2018 Cherokee County Grand Jury which handed down a five count indictment for Sex Activity With a Student. Apparently Sprinkles gained knowledge, possibly through a social media posting, of the existence of the indictments and left from the local area and surrendered herself to the Mecklenburg County Detention Center where she was served with the indictments and was released on a $25,000.00 unsecure bond. Sprinkles is expected to be in Cherokee County Superior Court on July 2, 2018.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “Our youth and our students are one of the greatest resources that Cherokee County is blessed to have. It is incumbent upon all of us to ensure their safety and wellbeing as they grow and mature.”
Due to the nature of the crime and the age of the victim, no further information will be released concerning this incident.
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