37-year-old Rebecca Nichols, a former clerical aide at East Lawrence High School near Trinity, Alabama (southwest of Huntsville) was arrested and charged with contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor after allegedly supplying a 16-year-old male student with alcohol and drugs. The two also had a sexual relationship but since Alabama Law Enforcement is about 25 years behind the rest of the United States there have been no charges related to that because the boy claims that he initiated the contact and it was mutual. WTF? I’m sure that makes makes the boy’s mother, who filed the complaint, real happy. NOT. There are several different reports but in the one linked to below as the source the mother of the boy claims that Nichols initiated the sex and should be charged with rape.
Rebecca is currently going through a divorce, her husband being the principal of East Lawrence High School.
Nichols is currently free on $500 bond and is supposed to be back in court on September 3rd. Becky hasn’t logged into her MySpace page in about eight months so it’s obviously not active anymore.
While I rant and rave about predators and pedophiles on here I think that this was probably just a huge miscalculating mistake on Nichol’s part (albeit it a really ugly one) rather than a case of her being a predator or pedophile. Unfortunately as adults when me make bad decisions like this it can have long-lasting effects on a child that we don’t even consider.