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An Upstate teacher was arrested after she admitted to having sex with a student, according to Chad Brooks from the Pickens’s County Sheriff’s Office. Katherine Folger Pelfrey, 34, admitted to having sex with a student at her home in Clemson in late December, Brooks said.Pelfrey was a teacher with the School District of Pickens County, according to Brooks.Brooks said the investigation began on Dec. 31 when someone who had recently learned of the relationship notified the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.Pelfrey is no longer employed by the School District of Pickens County effective Dec.31 according to Darian Byrd from the School District of Pickens County Pelfrey is being charged with sexual battery with a student 16-17 years of age and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to Brooks.Darian Byrd, from the School District of Pickens County released the following statement: The School District of Pickens County (SDPC) was made aware on December 31, 2021, that a complaint was made to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office regarding a minor student and an employee – Katherine Pelfrey. We can confirm that Katherine Pelfrey was employed by the SDPC and served as a teacher. She is no longer employed by SDPC effective 12/31/21.We are unable to discuss ongoing or pending legal matters. The safety and security of students in SDPC is our top and most important priority. The District continues to cooperate with local law enforcement to ensure this matter is handled efficiently and appropriately. We appreciate the efforts of our law enforcement in addressing this matter.

An Upstate teacher was arrested after she admitted to having sex with a student, according to Chad Brooks from the Pickens’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Katherine Folger Pelfrey, 34, admitted to having sex with a student at her home in Clemson in late December, Brooks said.

Pelfrey was a teacher with the School District of Pickens County, according to Brooks.

Brooks said the investigation began on Dec. 31 when someone who had recently learned of the relationship notified the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

Pelfrey is no longer employed by the School District of Pickens County effective Dec.31 according to Darian Byrd from the School District of Pickens County

Pelfrey is being charged with sexual battery with a student 16-17 years of age and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to Brooks.

Darian Byrd, from the School District of Pickens County released the following statement:

The School District of Pickens County (SDPC) was made aware on December 31, 2021, that a complaint was made to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office regarding a minor student and an employee – Katherine Pelfrey. We can confirm that Katherine Pelfrey was employed by the SDPC and served as a teacher. She is no longer employed by SDPC effective 12/31/21.

We are unable to discuss ongoing or pending legal matters.

The safety and security of students in SDPC is our top and most important priority. The District continues to cooperate with local law enforcement to ensure this matter is handled efficiently and appropriately. We appreciate the efforts of our law enforcement in addressing this matter.

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