Tennessee teacher accused of raping 12-year-old boy arrested again ‘after stalking victim while out on bail and texting her saying he ‘would regret this’
- Former elementary school teacher arrested again for stalking minor she allegedly raped
- Alissa McCommon, 38, texted his alleged victim from a secret phone using a code word to ensure he was alone before saying he “regretted this”.
- She was arrested again, this time without the possibility of bail.
A primary school teacher accused of raping a 12-year-old boy has been rearrested after being released on bail.
Alissa McCommon, 38, was arrested Thursday evening in Covington, Tennessee, 20 days after her first arrest on September 8 for the sexual assault of a child.
She is accused of violating a condition of her $25,000 bond stipulating that she have no contact with her alleged victim.
McCommon texted the boy using a phone number he didn’t know and used specific code words she had previously used when sending him nude photos to identify herself, it appears.
The threat “You will regret it” would then have followed.
A former Tennessee elementary school teacher was arrested again after contacting the victim she allegedly raped using an undercover phone number. Alissa McCommon is seen walking with frogs from her home in Covington, Tennessee on Thursday.
McCommon, 38, allegedly told his former student and victim he would “regret this” in a threatening text message sent despite being banned from contacting the youngster.
This time, she was charged with coercion of a witness, aggravated stalking, tampering with evidence and harassment.
The arrest earlier this month came after several underage victims came forward and said they had ‘befriended’ their former teacher – who invited them to play video games with her and connected with them on social media apps.
McCommon was a fourth-grade teacher at Charger Academy, an elementary school in Covington, Tennessee. She taught English and language arts at the school until the district suspended her without pay on Aug. 24 — though she ultimately resigned.
Tipton County School Superintendent John Combs said: “A parent made allegations of misconduct on the morning of Thursday, August 24 and the teacher was suspended without pay later that morning pending the result of the investigation.”
Online interactions between the ex-teacher and her former students allegedly escalated to the point where she sent minors inappropriate photographs and asked them to have sex with her.
She allegedly abused one of the children – aged 12 or younger – who she preyed on in her home in 2021.
There was no evidence that any inappropriate behavior occurred on a school campus, but McCommon confirmed that she spoke inappropriately to her former students.
The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office worked with CPD detectives after several victims came forward with information about their former teacher’s inappropriate behavior.
The ex-teacher was initially arrested earlier in September, but was released on a $25,000 bail deal on the condition that she not contact her victim.
Other victims have reportedly come forward saying McCommon engaged in inappropriate behavior with them and attempted to befriend them using online games and social media.
McCommon admitted to having a sexual relationship with the same former student she was messaging with on her secret phone, police said.
Covington Police Chief Donna Turner said, “Not only are McConmon’s actions appalling, but CPD is also concerned about this apparent violation of his bond conditions.
“Due to the nature of the communications, we are concerned that other people may have been contacted. We will continue to seek revocation of McConmon’s bond, as well as aggressively pursue additional charges that continue to develop.
This time, McCommon is being held without the possibility of bail as she awaits her appearance in Tipton County General Sessions Court.