Former Employee of Madison Central High School Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery

For Immediate Release
August 24, 2009
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Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Kelly Bozeman, a former employee of Madison Central High School, pled guilty in Madison County Circuit Court to sexual battery.

Guest stated “Kelly Bozeman entered a plea of guilty to sexual battery involving a student at Madison Central High School. Our conversations with Ms. Bozeman’s attorney, regarding her sentence, ended without an agreement being reached. Bozeman has since decided to enter an open plea in Madison County Circuit Court. As a result of the open plea, a sentencing recommendation will not come from the District Attorney’s Office. The guilty plea was entered in front of Madison County Circuit Court Judge William Chapman, who will now decide Bozeman’s sentence.”

On October 23, 2008, the Madison Police Department was called to Madison Central High School by a school official who just finished interviewing Bozeman about possible sexual relations with a 17-year old victim. Ms. Bozeman admitted to having sexual relations with the student on October 14, 2008. The victim was interviewed and stated that he and Bozeman had sexual contact that day.

During their investigation, law enforcement officials found numerous text messages on Bozeman’s mobile telephone detailing the plans for their meeting.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the Madison Police Department presented their findings directly to the Madison County Grand Jury who returned an indictment for sexual battery.

Bozeman is scheduled to be sentenced on November 9, 2009, by Madison County Circuit Court Judge William Chapman.