Teacher’s assistant accused of having sex with teen

By ELIZABETH MELVILLE elizabeth@newnan.com A 38-year-old teacher’s assistant who was working at Jefferson Parkway Elementary School in Newnan is charged by Coweta County authorities with having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old male child, who was not a student. Shannon Alicia Schmieder, 38, of 20 Jesse Lane in Sharpsburg, remains at the Coweta County Jail charged with two counts of statutory rape, three counts of child molestation and a count of aggravated child molestation, according to Major James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities learned of the alleged sexual abuse when the 14-year-old made an outcry to an adult. Law enforcement investigated the incident and interviewed the Coweta County School System employee, before making the arrest on Wednesday, according to Yarbrough.

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