CARROLLTON, Ala. (AP) — Two days after his wife was accused of having sex with a student, a western Alabama school teacher has been arrested on the same charge.
News outlets report that 32-year-old James Franklin Parker was arrested Wednesday and faces a charge of being a school employee and having sex with a student under the age of 19.
The man’s wife, 30-year-old Charli Jones Parker, was arrested Monday. Both teach at Pickens Academy, a private school in Carrollton.
Pickens County District Attorney Chris McCool says James Parker is accused of having sex with a former female student. McCool says the sex acts did not occur at the school. He says the charge carries a potential sentence of two to 20 years in prison.
It is unclear whether either suspect has an attorney.