March 9, 2013 Contact: Marian O'Briant
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Greenback school teacher charged with sexual exploitation of a minor
Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong and Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider announced a Greenback school teacher is charged after it was discovered she was sending inappropriate messages to a juvenile over Facebook.
Angela Gaye Masingo, 39, Highway 95 N, Lenoir City, is charged with solicitation of aggravated statutory rape and solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor. She is being held in the Blount County Detention Facility on bonds totaling $80,000 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. March 15th.
Over the past few days, the Blount County Sheriff's Office H.E.A.T. (Hi-tech Evidence and Technology) Unit, along with the Loudon County Sheriff's Office, as part of Internet Crimes Against Children Tennessee Task Force (ICAC), worked a joint investigation on Masingo. It was discovered Masingo was sending inappropriate messages by way of Facebook to a male student at another high school. Friday morning, investigators took Masingo into custody.
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