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Rossville, TN, Teacher Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of Minors

ROSSVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A Fayette County teacher is facing a long list of charges connected to sexually exploiting two minors. Kristin Phillips taught school at Rossville Christian Academy.

Phillips resigned from Rossville Christian Academy last December after the investigators began looking into the allegations. Phillips left the courthouse Thursday without commenting on the charges she facing.

Phillips is facing an eight-count indictment in connection to the sexual exploitation of two minors, both 17-years-old. The prosecutor says the incidents occurred between August and December of 2016, and involve electronic devices, all while Phillips was a teacher.

Once police began investigation, court paperwork says Phillips tried to destroy the evidence on her phone. 

"We certainly want to protect children and we know in this day and age of technology, unfortunately, there are people who will use those to victimize and exploit children, and that's what's been alleged in the indictment," said Mike Dunavant, District Attorney.

While Phillip's wouldn't talk, her lawyer did.

"There's a totally different story to be told, and I think it's something women/children and mothers will understand, but we're not going to tell it here today. You gotta wait," said Mike Whitaker, Phillip's lawyer.

A spokesperson from the school says they can't discuss the claims or comment because this is an ongoing legal matter.

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