A former Louisa County High School sign language interpreter faces between seven and 230 years in prison for taking sexual advantage of a 15-year-old at the school.
Amanda Nasser, 31, of Bumpass, pleaded guilty July 26 to four counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor while in a custodial relationship and 14 counts of computer solicitation of a minor.
“This case is very serious,” Louisa Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire said after the conviction. “Ms. Nasser is a dangerous predator who groomed and took advantage of a child.”
McGuire told the court that Nasser was assigned to work with a special needs student at the high school and, as a result, came into contact with other students with whom she shared her contact information.
Last September, she sent hundreds of text messages to one particular high school freshman. That student had classes with the child she was employed to work with, McGuire said.
The prosecutor told the court that Nasser “immediately turned the conversation to sexual innuendo,” sent nude pictures of herself to the teen and solicited sex from him on several occasions. McGuire provided details about the sexually explicit nature of the text conversations.
“After several days of texting, Nasser suggested befriending the child’s mother to gain access to him outside of a school setting,” McGuire said. “She actually picked him up in a full-sized van with a bed in back several times.”
To read the entire story, see the Aug. 3 edition of The Central Virginian.