Substitute teacher accused of engaging in sex act with student indicated, facing additional charges

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A DeKalb County substitute teacher accused in February of engaging in a sex act with a student is facing additional charges after a grand jury indicted her.

Stephanie Mechelle Woods, 45, of Henagar was arrested on February 9 after the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said it had received a complaint about a substitute teacher possibly having inappropriate contact with a student.

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She was charged with one count of being a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under 19.

Court records show Woods was indicted in April by a DeKalb County Grand Jury on:

  • three accounts of being a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under 19

  • three counts of being a school employee distributing or soliciting obscene material to or from a student

The indictment also states the victim is 17 years old.

DeKalb County Jail records show Woods was booked again on Thursday afternoon, but released about 20 minutes later.

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