Currituck County High School teacher charged with sex offense with student

Posted at 10:06 AM, Jul 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-02 06:12:37-04

Currituck County, N.C. - A teacher at Currituck County High School has been charged after allegedly having sexual contact with a student.

On May 12th a report was filed with a Currituck County Deputy  alleging 24-year-old Kimberly Lynne Umphlett had taken indecent liberties with a student.

According to the Currituck County Sheriff's Office, the investigation found that inappropriate conduct and sexual contact with a student by Umphlett had taken place as early as April and had continued until reported by school administrators.

The case was heard by the Grand Jury on Monday and Umphlett was indicted on a charge of Felonious Sex Offense with a Student that same day.

Umphlett turned herself in on Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office and taken before a magistrate who set a secured bond of $5,000.

She immediately bonded out and is no longer in custody.

Umphlett had worked as an English teacher at the school since August 2013. She was suspended with pay on May 12th and resigned on May 18th.