CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST PETREY
Former Brookwood High School employee, Joe Petrey is no longer facing a criminal charge.
Last month, Petrey was charged with being a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19.
The Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office requested that Judge Jim Guin dismiss Petrey’s case.
Petrey, who is 28, is free of any criminal charge.
Meanwhile, District Attorney Lyn Head confirms that Petrey’s case has been presented to a grand jury, which will make the decision whether or not to indict Petrey.
If indicted, the former Brookwood High School teacher will be arrested again.
He was arrested initially after hundreds of explicit images of him and a former student were posted online and sent to school officials.
Head tells WVUA it has been her office’s policy for around ten years to not hold preliminaries in cases where the defendant has been released from jail.
Petrey’s attorney, Joel Sogol, says his client has a right to a preliminary hearing.