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Megan Michelle Snipes, School Psychologist, Charged With Sexual Battery Of Student

12/22/2013 10:53 am ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014
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A high school psychologist is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 16-year-old pupil.

Authorities in South Carolina charged Megan Michelle Snipes, 29, with sexual battery of a student, according to WCBD.

Police say that Snipes, who works as psychologist for the Beaufort County School District, was discovered to have shared lewd text messages with a male student under her treatment.

An incident report states that the mother recognized the name as that of the school's psychologist, whom her son had been regularly seeing. According to authorities, in light of the sexual tone of the conversations the mother found, she became concerned and contacted the sheriff's office.

Investigators say that after interviewing the suspect and alleged victim, they found that that Snipes allegedly engaged in a sexual act with the victim on Oct. 18.

Police arrested Snipes on Friday.

Snipes has been placed on administrative leave pending a full investigation, according to the Beaufort Gazette.

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