W. Johnston County high teacher charged with statutory rape gets $1M bond (updated)

A former Johnston County Public Schools teacher who was arrested on multiple charges including statutory rape of a child under the age of 15 was issued a $1 million bond at her first court appearance on Sept. 6.

Amanda Jane Doll, age 37, was arrested and charged on Sept. 2 with statutory rape of a child under the age of 15, sex act with a student, and indecent liberties with a child.

During her first court appearance, Doll asked the judge to lower her bond so she could return home to look after her four children. Her request was denied. At that time she was told her attorney could make a request to lower the bond amount.

During a hearing on Sept. 15, Doll’s bail amount was altered, dropping it to only $75,000.

It was initially unclear if the charges were related to the same child or multiple children, however, warrant information indicates a victim who was a student that attended the school Doll taught at.

The Johnston County Public Schools district issued the following statement:

“Johnston County Public Schools takes any allegations of staff misconduct seriously. Although we cannot discuss the specifics of an investigation into alleged staff misconduct, we can confirm that whenever such allegations arise, our administration responds swiftly, by investigating the allegations and, sometimes, by removing staff from classrooms pending completion of a thorough review. School administrators are always able and willing to speak with any and all parents who may have concerns.”

Doll was apparently fired from her position as an English teacher at West Johnston County High School. She had been a substitute teacher in the district for six months prior to being hired full-time in August of 2021.

Doll’s next court date is a probable cause hearing set for Sept. 22.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips: APDillon@Protonmail.com
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