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Former Fauquier County math teacher accused of sexually abusing a child

Fauquier County Public Schools confirmed to WUSA9 that Grimley was a former employee of Fauquier County Public Schools.

FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. — A former math teacher has been indicted on child sexual abuse charges, according to Virginia State Police.

Police say 36-year-old Kaitlin Renea Grimley faces four counts of felony child sexual abuse.

According to court documents obtained by WUSA9, the alleged incidents happened between May 1, 2018, and September 1, 2018. That the child was either 13 years old or 14 years old at the time. The documents allege that Grimley and the defendant knew each other.

The court documents allege that Grimley violated Virginia Code Section 18.2-63.

Fauquier County Public Schools Director of Communications & Community Engagement Tara Helkowski confirmed to WUSA9 that Grimley was a former employee of Fauquier County Public Schools. In a statement sent to WUSA9, Helkowski said Grimley worked for FCPS from Aug. 2009 until Nov. 2022. She was originally a math teacher at Cedar Lee Middle School but later became a math coach for the school division from 2020-2022. 

Grimley was reportedly put on administrative leave once the district became aware of the allegations of abuse. Grimley then resigned effective Nov. 2022. 

Read the full statement below:

We can confirm that Ms. Grimley is a former employee. She was employed by FCPS from August 2009 – November 2022, first as a math teacher at Cedar Lee Middle School, then as a math coach for the school division from 2020-2022. On August 1, 2022, she was placed on administrative leave once we were made aware of the allegations. Ms. Grimley resigned effective November 2022. 

The safety and well-being of our students remain our top priority, and we are taking these allegations very seriously. FCPS will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation. 

A newsletter obtained by WUSA9 from FCPS Schools has Grimley listed as a facilitator for five sessions of SAT Prep in 2019 at Warrenton Baptist Church.

Friends of Fort Liberte previously had her listed as a Trip Associate on their website, but her profile has since been removed. Their website listed her as a member of Warrenton Baptist Church and said she'd been a part of the Haiti mission teams since her first trip in December 1999. They listed her as a middle school math teacher with "a special interest in the students and teachers of the Eben-Ezer school."

Credit: Friends of Fort Liberté website

"What Kaity loves most about Haiti is the joy, hope, and restoration she sees in the people of Ft. Liberte and the Haitian friendships that have helped shape her love for missions," the website bio previously said. "Kaity is excited to see how the Lord continues to work in Haiti and the Friends of Ft. Liberte." 

WUSA9 spoke to the pastor of Warrenton Baptist Church. In an email, he told WUSA9 that they only learned of these allegations Monday night through another outlet's reporting. 

They sent WUSA9 the following statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the individuals and families affected by the situation involving former faculty at Cedar Lee Middle School. Out of respect for those involved or affected, and because we are not involved in any way, we would direct any inquires to the Fauquier County Office of the Commonwealth Attorney."

 -Warrenton Baptist Church

Grimley was released on a $5,000 bond. Her next hearing is on April 25, 2023. 

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