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Dardanelle Teacher Accused of Relationship with Student

POPE COUNTY, Ark. -- A Dardanelle teacher has been charged with sexual assault for an alleged relationship with a student.

According to River Valley Now, Chrystal Vega was formally charged Friday for an incident that occurred in September.  

According to police, the student came forward which launched the investigation. Officers obtained security footage from cameras around a Russellville park and were able to to corroborate portions the victim's story.

According to River Valley Now, Vega admitted to having a “texting relationship” and that some of her texts had “crossed the line.”  She admitted that she had met the victim at the park, but denied having sexual contact with him.

If convicted of the charge, Vega could face 6-30 years in prison and face a fine up to $15,000.

Vega's employee profile is no longer available on the Dardanelle Public Schools website.  A Google search reveals she taught 8th grade language arts.

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