Former Annapolis High School Teacher To Be Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Sex Abuse of Student

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled in the case of the former Annapolis High School teacher who pled guilty last week in connection with the sex abuse of one of her students.

According to court records, Jennifer Arnold, 42, is scheduled to be sentenced at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on November 29. On September 2, Arnold entered a plea of guilty to one of twelve charges, child sex abuse, a felony with a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison. 

The remaining 11 charges will likely be dropped after Arnold is sentenced. 

On July 6, 2021, the Anne Arundel County Police and the Department of Social Services were notified in reference to a possible sex offense involving a teacher and a 17 year old male student at Annapolis High School. 

The victim, who no longer resides in Maryland, was interviewed on July 29, 2021. During the interview, he disclosed inappropriate sexual contact with Arnold when he attended Annapolis High School. 

Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Arnold.  She was released on her own recognizance by a district court commissioner.  

On October 22, 2021, a 12-count indictment was returned by a sitting grand jury.  The charges include sex abuse of a minor, unnatural-perverted practices and fourth degree sex offense by a person of authority.