Mayflower High School art teacher arrested on sexual assault charge
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) —
A Mayflower High School art teacher was arrested on a charge of first-degree sexual assault Tuesday.
Jessica Kaplan, 31, was being held in the Faulkner County jail. She was booked at 7:47 p.m., according to the jail website.
The arrest came after Mayflower police announced it was investigating a report of "sexual contact" between a Mayflower High School teacher and a student. The department said it began looking into the report Monday, but did not release further details on the case.
This year was Kaplan's first at Mayflower High School, according to the school website.
Kaplan was being held on $30,000 bail Tuesday night.
Under Arkansas law, first-degree sexual assault occurs when a person "engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual activity with a minor" and is in a "position of trust or authority over the victim" or is an employee in the victim's school or school district.