SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. — A 31-year-old choir director at a local middle school was arrested Wednesday.
Elizabeth Moss, 31, of Sumter was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct after Sumter County sheriffs deputies say she sexually assaulted one of her students in March and April of last year.
The sheriffs department began its investigation of Moss, a teacher at Chestnut Oaks Middle School, after witnesses said she sent inappropriate Facecook messages to some of her students. During the investigation, according to a Sumter County Sheriffs Department news release, it was discovered that she had had sexual relations with a student at her home.
In a search warrant executed at Moss home, several items were seized.
Deputies believe there may be more victims.
Her lawyer, however, says Moss is innocent.
Attorney Rose Mary Parham says the allegations came as revenge after she disciplined her students. Parham says Moss looks forward to her day in court.
Moss is in jail awaiting a bond hearing.
The Associated Press contributed