Former Dickson Teacher Faces Sexual Battery Charge


Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 3:41 pm
By: News 9


A former Dickson teacher charged with having sex with former students and providing minors with alcohol is behind bars again.

Stephanie Ringwald, 31, faces a sexual battery charge in Murray County for allegedly forcing a 16-year-old Braum's coworker to have sex with her.

According to an affidavit, at about 2 a.m. on August 5, Ringwald picked up the victim after work and drove him to her house in Sulphur, Oklahoma. She then told the victim that she wanted to have sex.

Ringwald performed sex acts on the victim, even though he told her that he didn't want to, according to the affidavit.

Ringwald has turned herself in and is facing one count of sexual battery. She was arraigned Monday morning and her bond was set at $75,000.

Ringwald, who was a teacher and cheerleading coach in Dickson, Oklahoma, is already awaiting trial for charges of rape in Murray County, and furnishing alcohol to minor in Carter County, according to CBS affiliate KXII

Authorities began investigating Ringwald in 2013, after receiving complaints of Ringwald providing alcohol to underage students, as well as complaints of sexual misconduct that reportedly took place between Ringwald and students.