A local substitute teacher is facing a criminal charge, for allegedly having sex with one of her students.

The woman facing the charge of school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of nineteen is 54-year-old Meta Diane Lovely of Duncanville.
Court records show Lovely was a highly requested substitute teacher at Paul W. Bryant High School where the 16-year- old student attended.

Information within those records reveal the student told police he frequently went to Lovely’s classroom, which led to social media communication and eventually phone communication between the two.
The student said his relationship with Lovely turned sexual and the two began meeting to have sexual intercourse at his residence and other places.

In those same documents, it’s written that Lovely denies having sex with the student and they she claims to have only communicated with him as a mentor, but did go to the young man’s house without permission from his mother…where she stayed only for 6 minutes.

Lovely’s attorney, Mary Turner released a statement saying, “Meta is innocent and adamantly denies these allegations.

Lovely turned herself in to police Wednesday morning and was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $30,000.00 bond.

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