Former Chatham County teacher charged with sex crimes against a student appears in court

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Monday, September 12, 2022
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A former Chatham County teacher charged with sex crimes is expected to appear in court Monday.

CHATHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A former Chatham County teacher charged with sex crimes appeared in court Monday.

Authorities arrested Jasmine Murphy on a number of charges including indecent liberties with a student, attempted sexual act with a student, extortion and cyberstalking.

Murphy was employed at Northwood High School.

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The school system says it reported Murphy to police once it learned of the allegations.

Murphy left the courtroom, accompanied by supporters without speaking to the media.

ABC11 asked her attorney how she's is doing after losing her job.

"She's doing OK right now. I mean, it's a very fearful time and a frightening time. She's doing everything she can to hold it together, and I'm doing everything I can to help her through this process," Attorney Alex Marshall said.

As for a response to the allegations, Marshall responded: "Innocent until proven guilty. Right now, we have no comment as to any of the facts or anything of that context, but we look forward to seeing how this plays out."

Murphy's next court appearance is scheduled for November 7.