February 19, 2009
A Greene County mother charged with having sex with minors is going to jail.
Tammy Cox will spend the next 14 months behind bars for having sex with three students and sending explicit text messages to one of the minors.
In October of 2008 allegations arose about inappropriate contact between high school volunteer, Tammy Cox and members of the William Monroe football team.
Greene County School Superintendent David Jeck says this has been a difficult time for the school system, but everyone learned a valuable lesson from this incident.
“We're trying to turn a real bad situation into a positive situation as it can be, but in the long range it was a very difficult time for a lot of people, but we're tried to move forward and find the positives in those areas where we can actually learn from what happened,” said David Jeck, Superintendent, GCPS.
In addition to screening volunteers, Jeck says Greene County Schools will now give out a volunteer handbook listing the rules and expectations of students, teachers and volunteers.
School leaders are hopeful their recent actions will prevent this from happening again.
According to Commonwealth's Attorney, Ron Morris Cox's jail sentence was reduced because of her mental health record.
A Greene County woman accused of having sex with three high school students pleaded guilty Thursday.
Tammy Cox plead guilty to five misdemeanor charges of having consensual sex with a minor older than 15, but younger than 18.
Cox was arrested on October 3, 2008 in connection with allegations of inappropriate behavior towards football players at William Monroe High School in Greene County. Commonwealth's Attorney, Ron Morris, says the misdemeanor charges stem from her sexual activity with three high school students.
CBS19 sent a crew to the trial. We'll have details on Tammy Cox's sentence at the CBS19 News at 5 and 6 pm.