Orangeburg County private school teacher accused of sexual battery with student

Former Midlands teacher charged with sexual battery
Former Midlands teacher charged with sexual battery(Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 3:40 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 8:37 AM EST
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HOLLY HILL, S.C. (WIS) - A Holly Hill Academy teacher was charged after deputies say the teacher had an inappropriate relationship with a student, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD).

Reagan Anderson, 27, is facing two counts of sexual battery with a child 17 years of age and was granted a $2,500 surety bond Thursday.

Warrants for Anderson’s arrest said the alleged sexual battery took place in October outside of school at a Pizza Hut in Santee and a home on Bunch Ford Road.

Brandy Mullennax, the head of Holly Hill Academy, said she reported the inappropriate relationship to law enforcement. The teacher no longer works at the school, she said.

During her bond hearing, the mother said Anderson also acted inappropriate with the teen on social media and sent him nude photos.

A judge ordered Anderson to not have contact with the victim or the victim’s family and to wear a GPS monitor.

The sheriff’s department said they were notified on Nov. 8 about the inappropriate contact between the teacher and student.

“We began investigating immediately after being notified of these allegations in order to prevent any further inappropriate contact with students,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “If anyone has any more information, they are asked to get in touch with us.”

Mullennax wrote in a letter that students and parents would be provided with resources to help navigate the situation.

“As a small school community, we strive to always provide a safe and secure learning environment for all our students,” she said in a statement.

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