NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A high school teacher in Newport News, Virginia was arrested Thursday, accused of showing students pictures of her bare breasts on her cell phone.
Melissa Kidd, 34, is charged with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.
The Newport News Police Department was contacted on March 31 about the alleged offense(s), which occurred at the school. According to police, the two female students who reportedly saw the photos were 16 and 17-years-old at the time. They told investigators Kidd showed them before and after pictures of her breast enhancement. One of the students said the teacher also showed photos of her genitals, according to court documents.
The school system confirmed Kidd was placed on administrative leave back in March when the school learned of the allegation, and she later resigned in April. Child Protective Services is also involved in the investigation.
Kidd was a business teacher at the school and had been working there since August 2014.
Kidd was arraigned Friday morning, during which she received bond. As part of her bond agreement, she cannot have unsupervised contact with juveniles other than her own children. Her next court date is July 16.