MOBILE CO., Ala. (WPMI) - Charging documents obtained by Local 15 news describe in graphic detail what Mobile County Sheriff's investigators said was a sexual affair between Mary G. Montgomery High School math teacher Alicia Gray and her 14 year old student.
The relationship, Mobile County Cpl. Terri Hall wrote, started around New Year's Day 2013 with inappropriate contact between the student, whose name was redacted because he is a minor, and Gray started on Facebook using cellphones and computers.
The contact then became physical, the records show, quoting the teen as having "inappropriate physical contact which consisted of kissing and hugging during and after school hours while at Mary G. Montgomery High School."
Hall also claimed the boy told investigators his relationship with Gray "intensified" resulting in an exchange of oral sex between the two taking place, "near or at the victim's residence."
In what may be an attempt to prove an effort to cover one's tracks, the boy also told investigators Gray "took several nude pictures and transmitted those pictures to one another via their cell phones through Snap Chat application." According to news reports, Snap Chat is a mobile phone application commonly used by teens to send inappropriate pictures because once the recipient opens the images they're automatically erased.
The affidavit goes further pointing to a meeting between Gray and MGM Principal Wade Whitney and counselor Rachel Graham alleging Gray admitted deleting. "Alicia Gray old Whitney and Graham that she had since deleted both her and <the teen's> messages and that she was able to delete <the teen's> messages because she had his password and login information.
The statements were strong enough for investigators, A Mobile County District Court Judge on February 20 granted warrant to search Gray's home. The seized several flash drives, 2 digital cameras and a cell phone.
Five days after the search, Gray, her husband and her attorney Christine Hernandez scrambled to avoid news cameras after Gray turned herself in to face 2nd degree Sodomy and 2nd degree Sexual Abuse charges.
The next day, Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Ben Brooks granted a prosecution request to photograph Gray from the waste down to "corroborate the report of <the teen> and aid in this investigation."
"Until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, an arrest just starts the judicial process," Hernandez said by phone late Thursday evening. She added none of the information contained in the affidavit came from her client and that Gray has not given an official statement to anyone.