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Bond granted for former Hampton teacher accused of sending sexual photos to 11-year-old boy

UPDATE: Kimberlee Dietz was granted a $15,000 secured bond with the conditions that she have no contact with anyone under 18 unless they are related by blood or marriage. 

Hampton, Va. – A former Hampton teacher has been arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate communication with a child.

Kimberlee A. Dietz, 31, was arrested on Monday.

According to a criminal complaint filed in court, Dietz sent sexually explicit photos of herself to an 11-year-old boy’s cellphone.

The complaint also says the photos followed a conversation between her and the boy where she expressed an interest in him.

Police began investigating on March 2nd after the boy’s parents notified them.  Police say the boy had told his parents what happened.

A search warrant shows that a detective used the boy’s phone to continue the conversation with who they believe was Dietz.  That’s when she sent the photos.

Dietz is charged with one count of Felony, Use of a Communications Device to Facilitate certain Offenses Involving a Juvenile.

She is being held in the Hampton Roads Regional Jail without bail.

Dietz was most recently a 5th grade teacher at Francis Asbury Elementary School. She was recognized for earning the distinction of being a nationally board certified teacher.

It’s unclear when she stopped working for Hampton Schools.  A school spokesperson would not provide any information.

Police would not say how Dietz knows the 11-year-old, but did say they do not believe there are any other victims.

3 comments

  • KKF

    I would like to know how long Hampton School Admin was aware of this situation before they terminated her. I have had a year long battle with a school about a teacher bullying, and teaching/discussing inappropriate material in the classrom and it has not stopped but escalated and grown especially since my numerous complaints and phone calls and requests. Now another teacher is involved which prompted me to get it in writing from other children of her defamatory remarks; now-this has been taken all the way to the superintendent only because these teachers have been allowed to repeatedly behave in abusive, neglectful intimidating manners toward the children without recourse. Certain levels of the school board have been aware yet have done nothing to protect my child or others in his class, so I was wondering how long they knew of this situation and have sat around endangering children.

  • mekia s.

    I don’t understand what a 31yr old woman want with a 11yr old child. Sometimes it make you uncomfortable to send your kids to a place that’s suppose to be a safe place. The kids are getting bigger and the teachers are younger now. Speacially in high school. I’m a mother of girls and its scary to let your child go to school not knowing if they safe or not. I use to see this lady everyday at work at another hampton city school an I never thought she was that kind of person.

  • kat

    that teacher was my son teacher i am so irate, to know this and how long this been going on. she left on leave from the school was told it was family issue. now the truth is out. this is a big deal . my child safty the school broad hired this woman. their is no trust with city of hampton schools.

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