Cox Mill High School Teacher Facing 2 Years in Jail For Indecent Acts With Student


A married 23-year-old high school teacher has been arrested for her alleged relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Katherine Ross Ridenhour just started her second year working at Cox Mill High School in Concord, NC as a foods teacher and JV cheerleading coach. The Cabarrus County School District confirmed that she resigned her position at the high school soon after her arrest.

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According to Concord Police, she was arrested this morning and charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a student;

Ridenhour married her husband Tyler in 2015 and graduated from Liberty Univeristy in 2016 with a degree in family and consumer sciences, according to her biography on the Cabarrus County School’s website.

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Her two counts of taking indecent liberties with a student are considered class 1 felonies.

North Carolina’s NCGS 14-202.4 law states that, “Indecent and lewd acts by a teacher, administrator, coach, school safety officer or other school personnel with a student at the same school, when the perpetrator is 4 or more years older than the victim (Class I felony) or less than 4 years older (Class A1 misdemeanor).

She now faces a maximum of 12 months in prison on each charge if convicted.



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  1. Trying to apply consistent laws to human sexuality is impossible. The distance between consenting partners and rape is filled with a thousand shades of grey (no pun intended). We want to protect the innocent from behavior our society deems criminal. But I’d love to see if we place all men into a lie detector situation, and ask them if they would consider it a crime if a beautiful woman seduced them when they were 17. What do you think the average response would be?