Ashley Maddox, a 31-year-old Chilton County High School math teacher, was arrested on Wednesday, October 3, and charged with a dozen sex-related charges. Maddox allegedly had inappropriate relationships with three different Chilton County High School students.
According to Chilton County Chief Deputy District Attorney CJ Robinson, Maddox, 31, has been charged with two counts of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under 19, two counts of a school employee soliciting a sex act with a student under 19, four counts of a school employee distributing obscene material to a student and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Authorities say that the investigation began as an administrative matter but became a criminal investigation once criminal acts were alleged. Chief Robinson said that The Clanton Police Department launched an investigation during which other students came forward and “disclosed Nikki Maddox had subjected them to inappropriate and illegal sexual contact.”
Police believe the incidents happened over the past few months.
Following her arrest, Maddox was booked into the Chilton County Jail on Wednesday, October 3, and was released after posting $17,500 bond.
Maddox, a married mother with children, graduated from the University of Montevallo and was teaching Algebra I and Algebraic Essentials at Chilton High School.
Maddox is just the latest teacher to be charged for inappropriate conduct. Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges. A woman named Kayla Sprinkles was arrested in North Carolina for similar sexual crimes.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
34-year-old Miranda Nicole Pauley was charged with similar crimes, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. Similarly, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander and 33-year-old Maren Oates were arrested on similar charges.