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A teacher at Camden Fairview High School was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student.

According to a release from the Camden Police Department, Cody Lee Martin, 28, was charged with first-degree sexual assault after a criminal investigation that began on April 27 revealed he indeed had the relationship with the student. The Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division reported the crime to Camden police.

Martin was taken to a First Judicial Hearing in circuit court on Tuesday afternoon and is currently being held at the Ouachita County Detention Center on $50,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing.

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  • amberjack
    May 9, 2012 at 7:36 a.m.

    Either we have some crappy teachers or a lot of lying little kids, but there has been way too much of this mess lately

  • Que2
    May 9, 2012 at 10:18 a.m.

    It doesn't make sense to charge one person with a crime that two people participated in committing. Ex: A man runs into Bank of Am and rob the bank at gun-point. A teenager is with him, but is only driving the get-away car. Both get charged with the crime. Today's kids are committing more "adult-crime" and yet we still want to call them children. Some of our best drug dealers are kids dealing at school. Some of our best hookers are kids working at school. Some of our best assaults are done by kids at school. Some of our best muggings are done by kids at school. To bring the hammer closer to the nail; the middle schools are where most of the criminal activity being done by kids. Charge the teachers with the crime and the students with accessory, and there would be an end to this madness. Mommy and Daddy's little girl/boy is not as innocent as we all would want children to be.

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