|Updated: 12/09/2011 10:58 am
||Published: 12/09/2011 9:44 am
SPRINGHILL, AR - An employee of the Springhill School District was arrested Thursday on three counts of sexual assault on a minor.
Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton says 28-year-old Brigit Newsom of Hope was arrested about noon at the Springhill School.
Newsom was hired to supervise students during their lunch period and ensure they do not leave campus, according to authorities.
Investigators say they discovered several sexually explicit text messages between Newsom and a 16-year-old boy which led to the two engaging in sexual acts away from the school.
Newsom appeared before Circuit Judge Randal Wright Friday morning and bond was set at $5,000. She was given a January 9th, 2012 court date. Newsom was released after posting bond.