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34-year-old Katherine Folger Pelfrey, a Pickens County teacher has been arrested for having sex with her student at her home on December 29th.

Pelfrey admitted to having sex with her student, according to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. She is being charged with sexual battery with a student 16-17 years of age and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Darian Byrd, from the School District of Pickens County revealed that Pelfrey is no longer employed by the School District of Pickens County. Byrd released a statement about the incident that occurred:

“The School District of Pickens County (SDPC) was made aware on December 31, 2021, that a complaint was made to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office regarding a minor student and an employee – Katherine Pelfrey. We can confirm that Katherine Pelfrey was employed by the SDPC and served as a teacher. She is no longer employed by SDPC effective 12/31/21.

“We are unable to discuss ongoing or pending legal matters.

The school district said Pelfrey had been with the district since 2017.

“The safety and security of students in SDPC is our top and most important priority. The District continues to cooperate with local law enforcement to ensure this matter is handled efficiently and appropriately. We appreciate the efforts of our law enforcement in addressing this matter.”

Pelfrey was booked into the Pickens County Detention Center and released on $10,000 bond.