Burke County school receptionist indicted on child sex charges

A Burke County public schools receptionist was indicted Monday on various child sex charges.

Leigh Perkins Greene - Burke - Quiet Epidemic

Leigh Perkins Greene

Court documents show that Leigh Perkins Green, age 51, has been indicted on charges of attempted indecent liberties with a child by school personnel other than a teacher, third-degree sexual exploitation, distributing obscenity and providing alcohol to a minor.

All the charges in the indictment are felonies, except providing alcohol to a minor.

Greene was arrested August 15 on the indecent liberties charge and was issued a $25,000 secured bond. She was not listed in the Morganton inmate records later that evening.

Greene’s next court appears will be Sept. 16.

The Hickory Record reported that the indictment said Greene attempted to take indecent liberties with a student at Patton High School and that she had sent obscene photos of her genitals to the student through Snapchat, and she had obtained photos of the student’s genitals.

Burke County Public Schools indicated that Greene’s employment was terminated on July 11. Records show that Greene does not hold an educational license with the state.

October of 2017 was the last time a Burke County schools employee was in the news. At that time,  Hampton Marshall Boggs had been arrested on 6 felony counts of receiving property under false pretenses. The East Burke High School teacher’s arrest was linked to submitting nearly $1,500 dollars worth of false receipts for reimbursement.

The East Burke High teacher had been employed with the Burke County school district since 2013 as an English teacher and wrestling coach. Boggs was suspended on August 18th and he later resigned on September 14th.

According to a statement by Burke County schools, “Because he resigned without a prior agreement from the superintendent, he voluntarily surrendered his teaching license pending an investigation by the North Carolina Board of Education.”

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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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