Former teacher faces 3 sex charges

Published 2:59 pm Thursday, September 18, 2008

A former Biloxi teacher has been indicted on multiple counts related to allegations she had sex with a 15-year-old male student.

A Harrison County grand jury has indicted Rebecca Dawn Bogard on charges of exploitation of a child, touching of a child for lustful purposes and statutory rape. She faces up to 65 years in prison if convicted.

Authorities say the 28-year-old Bogard was a science teacher the Biloxi School District’s alternative school. School district officials say the student attended the alternative school.

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Police say the alleged sexual activity did not occur on a school campus.

The school district suspended Bogard with pay following her arrest. She later resigned.

Bogard remains free under a $50,000 bond. No trial date has been set.