Former Greenback School teacher's aid charged with statutory rape

By Mark Boxley
A former Greenback School teacher's aid was arrested and charged in Blount County with statutory rape by an authority figure after an investigation that spanned two counties.


According to a Blount County Sheriff's Office report, the case involving Amy Elizabeth Kennedy, 42, Johnson City, was forwarded from the Loudon County Sheriff's Office to Blount County investigators on April 13. The report indicates that the alleged victim in the case told investigators that a sexual encounter with Kennedy took place at a Blount County business.


In December of 2009, WATE-TV reported that Kennedy — 41 years old at the time — was being investigated after allegations she had a relationship with “at least two high school students at Greenback School.”
“I can tell you that the employee is no longer with Loudon County Schools or Greenback School, but there is a current investigation so I can't comment any further on that ... she did resign,” WATE quoted Principal Joey Breedlove as saying at the time.


Kennedy was arrested at a Johnson City residence on Wednesday and brought back to Blount County where she was charged.
She was free on a $50,000 bond pending a 1:30 p.m. June 21 hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court.