Plea Hearing Scheduled in Case of Former Annapolis High Teacher Accused of Having Sexual Relationship with Student

A plea hearing has been scheduled in the case of the former Annapolis High School teacher who was arrested and charged last year in connection with the sex abuse of one of her 17-year old male students.

According to court records, Jennifer Arnold, 42, is scheduled to appear for the plea hearing at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in Annapolis on Friday, September 2. It is unclear what charge will Arnold plead to on Friday.  

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 schoolteacher at Annapolis High School and a student. 

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 the empaneled jury.  The charges include sex abuse of a minor, unnatural-perverted practices and fourth degree sex offense by a person of authority.