Former Teacher Charged with Rape

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


A former teacher faces second degree rape and other charges after authorities say she had sex with a student. The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office says Sonya Bailey, of Arab, sent sexually explicit photos and engaged in sexual acts with a student. According to a school website, Bailey was a commerce and information technology teacher at West End High School. Etowah County Superintendent, Alan Cosby, says Bailey resigned yesterday after the allegations came to light. County authorities arrested Bailey and charged her with second degree rape, second degree sodomy, and engaging in sex acts with a student as a school employee. She is currently out on a $60,000 bond.


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