Police have arrested a school board member for sexting a 14-year-old.
The sexts were discovered by the victim's sister, who became suspicious after witnessing Stefanie Dickinson, 37, hugging her brother multiple times. Dickinson is a sitting board member and treasurer of Ellicot School District-22, near Colorado Springs.
7News reports that Stefanie Dickinson plans to resign at a special Ellicot school board meeting Friday night.
Before the suspicion of Internet luring of a child charges were brought upon her for sexting a 14-year-old boy, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Dickinson, treasurer of the board, had been fighting a recall over concerns of poor fiscal oversight, teacher retention rates, and disappointing state test scores. The recall election will still take place even with Dickinson's expected resignation, due to Colorado law requirements in a recall election.
Deputies told the Colorado Springs Gazette that they believe Dickinson had been texting the boy since he accompanied her, her husband and two sons on a camping trip to Lake Meredith in mid or late August. After the trip Dickinson allegedly asked the boy for his cell phone number so that she could send him photos from the trip, but the arrest warrant says that Dickinson texted him that she wanted to sneak out of the house to meet with him.
Other text messages found on the boy's phone said, "I just want u," and on Sept. 2 they got more explicit. In the message, Dickinson talks about having sex and texts, "Baby I will rock ur f***ing world!"
In another message Dickinson's text reads, "You can't tell anyone about this at all because I could lose my family."
A report cited by KDVR says that the boy told deputies that he felt uncomfortable, and says in the arrest warrant that she would frequently come to his football games and "would always tell me I have a sexy smile".
Dickinson posted a $3,000 bail, and is due back in court next week.
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