Teacher arrested on eight sex charges

Haven Kirkpatrick (Source: White Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Haven Kirkpatrick (Source: White Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

By Heartland News

FAIRFIELD, IL (KFVS) - A southern Illinois high school teacher faces sex charges for allegedly fondling one of her students.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Haven Kirkpatrick, a teacher at Fairfield Community High School was arrested Wednesday on eight counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Court documents say she was engaging in sexual activity with one of her female students.

Kirkpatrick bonded out of the White County Jail. Edwards County State's Attorney Mike Valentine has been assigned as a special prosecutor for the case.

Kirkpatrick will appear before a judge on August 10 for her first appearance.

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