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.