Rikki Lynn Laughlin Wiki – Rikki Lynn Laughlin Biography
Rikki Lynn Laughlin, a teacher at St. James High School, was accused of sending the teen X-rated photos and a video of her using a dildo and requesting photos of her genitals via Snapchat, the Riverfront Times reported. The student reportedly told police that “things progressed quickly” after the Snapchat exchange and that he and Laughlin had kissed. When she allegedly invited him to have sex, he “made excuses” not to have sex because he “didn’t feel comfortable,” a probable cause statement from the Maries County Sheriff’s Office reportedly states. Officials launched an investigation after receiving a tip from a Phelps County detective on Oct. 19 about an inappropriate relationship at school in the small town of St. James, 95 miles southwest of St. Louis, KSDK reported, citing the document. Laughlin allegedly told the teen she could go to jail for the explicit material and asked her to delete it because people at school were talking, but she was able to provide some images to the detective, officials said.
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Police then interviewed Laughlin, who admitted that she had been in contact with the student via Snapchat, but claimed that he had initiated the conversation and that she had not been “aware” that he was a minor until the day before, according to the statement. The age of consent in Missouri is 17 years old. The teacher then reportedly allowed police to search her cellphone, where the detective found an illicit video similar to what the student had described, authorities said. Laughlin was charged with possession of child pornography, tampering with a victim, attempted statutory rape, sexual exploitation of a minor, tampering with physical evidence and sex trafficking of a child, along with a misdemeanor charge of providing pornographic material to minors, according to reports.
School district Superintendent Tim Webster did not name Laughlin, but confirmed to KSDK that a teacher was “immediately escorted off school property and placed on leave pending investigation. “The District takes these matters seriously and reported the allegations to the appropriate outside agencies, including law enforcement,” Webster told the outlet in a statement. “Our top priority remains the safety and well-being of our students, and we do not tolerate any politics or violations of the law within our educational community,” he added. Laughlin, who earned three temporary clearance certificates and one substitute certification, was teaching juniors at the high school, KMOV4 reported, citing the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. His bail was set at $100,000 and he has a court hearing scheduled for November 20.