Former Iredell Teacher Arrested For Third Time

A former Iredell teacher who is already charged with rape and violating previous restrictions involving the victim has been arrested for the third time.

Christina Jolly, age 43, was charged with one count of felony stalking, one count of felony intimidating a state witness, and one charge for violating her pre-trial release conditions.

Jolly was taken into custody at the end of March and taken to the Iredell Detention Center. A judge issued $300,000 in secured bonds to Jolly; a $200,000 secured bond for violating her pre-trial release condition and a $100,000 secured bond for the charges of felony stalking and felony intimidating a state witness.

This is the second time Jolly has been arrested for violating pre-trial release conditions related to the alleged rape of a 15-year-old foster child who was in her care.

Christina Jolly - Iredell - 3panel - Quiet Epidemic

According to FOX 46, Jolly was caught sending money to the victim for several months in an attempt to silence the victim after her initial arrest for rape. Jolly also stalked the child, driving her car past him as he walked home from school:

“Authorities received additional information that Jolly had been driving her car past the victim frequently in a manner so she could be seen by the victim as he walked home from school. Surveillance video from neighbors, in conjunction with local officials, captured activity similar to what had been reported to the police.

On March 20 Jolly attempted to stop the victim walking home from school and spoke with him for several minutes.” (FOX 46)

In August of 2018, Jolly was charged with five counts of statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger and two counts of statutory sex offense of a child 15-year-old or younger. All 7 charges are felonies.

Jolly was issued $275,000 in secured and unsecured bonds which she posted and was released on the condition she had no contact with the victim. Jolly was re-arrested in December of 2018 for violating that condition and an additional $200,000 secured bond was issued to her.

With the addition of the new charges, the total bond amounts set for Jolly now total over half a million dollars.

Jolly has been suspended with pay while the case is ongoing according to the Iredell-Statesville school district. Jolly has taught at Troutman Elementary School and Troutman Middle School and has been with the district since 2002.

According to state records, her teacher’s license issued in the areas of Elementary Education (K-6) and Language Arts 6-9 is still valid.


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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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