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OK: Former High School teacher indicted for rape and sexual battery in custody

POCOLA, Okla. (KNWA) - UPDATE: Former school teacher Janet Barnes is in the LeFlore County jail, according to officials.

Barnes turned herself in on Monday, May 20, and her bond is set at $250,000.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A former Pocola High School teacher has been indicted on charges of rape and sexual battery -- accused of having sex with three different students, according to an arrest warrant.

A LeFlore County judge signed the arrest warrant and an Oklahoma grand jury brought forward an indictment for Janet Kaye Barnes on Friday, May 17.

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma indictment states Barnes, 44, had relations with multiple minors between 2014-2016 when she was an employee at the high school. 

Barnes faces two second-degree rape charges for each incident.

Also, Barnes is accused of sexual battery against a different minor between 2014-2016.  This accusation is unrelated to the students she's accused of raping.

Court documents show bail set at $250,000.

 


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