Ex-Franklin school worker accused in sexual misconduct case arrested after unrelated court appearance

Christina M. Moses

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Christina M. Moses

A former Franklin school employee who was wanted on sexual misconduct charges was arrested Friday morning after appearing at an unrelated child custody hearing in Warren County Juvenile Court.

Juvenile Court Administrator Tony Brigano said deputies were alerted that there was an active arrest warrant for Christina M. Moses, 25, of Franklin, and arrested her as she was leaving the county Probate/Juvenile Court building. She was indicted Feb. 2 on nine counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor by a Warren County grand jury.

Moses, who is being held in the Warren County Jail without bond, is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing on the fourth-degree felony charges at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court, according to online jail records.

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Moses allegedly had sexual contact with two boys who were younger than 16 years of age between May and November 2017, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.

Fornshell said the investigation showed the actions between Moses and the two boys were not connected to the school district and that none of the alleged incidents happened at a school.

Moses, also known as Christina Richards, had appeared several times in Franklin Municipal Court since 2012 on charges that include driving under the influence, driving under suspension, underage consumption and other traffic infractions. She last appeared in court in December, when she was found guilty of criminal damaging/endangering.

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At a news conference held on Nov. 22, 2017, Franklin police and school district officials said the employee was placed on administrative leave but later resigned following accusations of possible sexual misconduct with a student.

Police initially said the school administration conducted an administrative inquiry into rumors of sexual misconduct by a school employee with a 15-year-old student. Within two hours, the parent, student and employee were all interviewed by school staff. At the news conference, police and school officials said they did not believe improper conduct occurred on school grounds or during school hours.

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According to district records, Moses was hired as a substitute worker in October 2016 and was hired as a cafeteria cashier and a second shift custodian in September 2016.

On Nov. 27, 2017, the Franklin Board of Education accepted Moses’ resignation as a cashier at Pennyroyal Elementary School and a custodian at the Hampton Bennett Building.

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