Teacher pleads not guilty to sex-related charges

Will reappear in court Jan. 29

Brandy Lynn Foreman, 29, a teacher charged with four counts of sexual battery for engaging in sexual relations with students at Central School, appeared in Sequoyah County District Court Wednesday with a continuance date set for 9 a.m. Jan. 29.

Foreman, whose address is in Muldrow, entered a not guilty plea before Judge Kyle Waters without an attorney. Waters placed the case on the Jan. 29 felony disposition docket and advised Foreman to return with her attorney on that day.

Foreman was arrested on Dec. 5 and booked into the Sequoyah County Jail after an investigator for the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s office, Cindy Smith, interviewed students and Foreman about allegations of sexual assault. Foreman was released shortly following her arrest on a $20,000 bond.

In the probable cause affidavit signed Tuesday, Smith reported the superintendent of the school, Larry Henson, had received a report from the Oklahoma Office of the State Board of Education advising him a caller had reported possible “inappropriate sexual contact and the exchange of inappropriate photos between a teacher, Brandy Foreman, and possibly two current students and one previous student at Central School.”

According to the affidavit, one of the students stated sexual relations with Foreman began in 2017 when he and Foreman had “communication and talked sexually through the social media app Snapchat.” The student also reported he had received nude photos through the same Snap-chat application.

The report states Foreman admitted she had engaged in sexual intercourse approximately three times with the student. Foreman said the last time she had sexual relations with the student was between June and July of this year noting the student graduated in May.

Another student reported during approximately a time period between June and August 2018, Foreman would pick him up in her car and the two would drive around Sallisaw and end up on a back road in Sequoyah County where the two would engage in sex. The student could not recall how many times Foreman had sex with him, the affidavit states.

Foreman has been placed on administrative leave from her duties at Central School where she reportedly taught junior high English and was a cheer coach, according to a statement from the superintendent.

Henson was not issuing any further comments regarding the case except to say after learning about the incident, law enforcement was contacted and due to confidentiality rights of the students and individuals involved, Henson said he could not comment further.

Sequoyah County District Attorney Jack Thorp said if convicted, Foreman could face up to 40 years in prison for each count if a judge orders them to be served consecutively. Each count of conviction is 0-10 years of imprisonment, Thorp said.

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