Despite the guilty plea, the mainstream media isn’t yet covering this shameful story.
Last Monday On **Monday August 6th, Kanesa Hopkins plead guilty to charges of lewd acts with a minor under the age of 16.
Hopkins, who taught at Westview Middle School in Goose Creek, had been awarded the school’s “Teacher of the Year” title in 2007, her eighth year of teaching math at that public school.
The “lewd acts” guilty plea was a reduction, possibly bargained with the prosecutors, from the initial charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Hopkin’s victim was a then 14 year old female student. The child was in Kanesa Hopkin’s math class at Westview Middle School as well as a church Sunday school class taught by Hopkins.
Hopkins received a 5-year suspended sentence and 2-years of probation.
**UPDATE: South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) documents show that Hopkins “start date” for offender registrey was August 13th, which means she was either sentenced on or around 8/6, or was given credit for time served leading up to the plea. Not even one mainstream media outlet in South Carolina has covered the story since the 2007 arrest.