St. Johns County teacher pleads no contest to having sex with student

Former St. Johns County teacher Virginia Hinckley has pleaded no contest to having sex with a student. 

Virginia Hinckley, the former St. Johns County teacher accused of having sex with a student, pleaded no contest Monday to the charge of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

Hinckley will be sentenced May 31.

Rumors of a sexual relationship with a student reportedly began during the 2014-2015 school year, and Hinckley told authorities that she had a “bubbly” personality and that students “misconstrued” that it was flirtatious.

Warrant: Teacher accused of sex with student sent text saying 'you better keep your mouth shut'

According to Hinckley's arrest warrant affidavit, Hinckley was "engaging in sexual relations" with a total of three male students.

Investigators interviewed one of the teen victims, who said he’d asked for the teacher’s number.

Initially, Hinckley reportedly declined to give him the number, but gave it to him the next day with instructions not to tell anyone. After the exchange, the report said, Hinckley sent the teen explicit images.

The teen later said he lost the phone.

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