Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Trial date set for Webb City teacher charged with sex with student
The trial, if a plea agreement is not reached earlier, will take place almost three years after the Webb City Police Department arrested Njoroge. A February 17, 2017, hearing has been set for pre-trial motions or a possible plea.
Njoroge's trial was originally scheduled to begin October 15, 2015. She is represented by Dee Wampler, Springfield.
An after-hours sex act with an 18-year-old high school student led to criminal charges being filed against Njoroge, according to the probable cause statement.
The act allegedly took place Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in her office at the school. Two days later, school officials placed her on paid administrative leave. She resigned the following day, according to a statement from the school district.
The probable cause statement says that April 15 was not the first time Njoroge had sex with the student. He says the relationship began three months earlier.
The probable cause statement, written by Webb City Police Department Cpl. Josh Smith, is printed below:
On April 15, 2014, between the hours of 19:30 and 21:30 hours at 621 N. Madison, Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri, 64870 (Webb City High School), Carrie Njoroge, a Webb City High School choir teacher, had consensual sexual intercourse with an 18-year-old male student in her office. The student stated they participated in an ongoing relationship for approximately three months involving oral sex on multiple occasions and sexual intercourse on April 15, 2014.