Othello teacher pleads not-guilty to child molestation

OTHELLO, Wash. - 21237388

An Othello elementary school teacher accused of sexual contact with one of her students appeared in court for the first time Monday.

Lisa Davis is being charged with child molestation in the first degree. Adam's County prosecutors say she had an inappropriate relationship with a 10-year-old.

 Court Davis stood quietly as her defense lawyer entered a plea of not guilty. A probable cause affidavit spells out the details of Davis' supposed relationship with one of her fifth grade students at Scootney Springs Elementary.

 In the affidavit, investigators say the 48-year-old Davis started spending time and talking on the phone with a then 10-year-old male student. The two would go out of town and movies together.

 Paperwork goes on to say that the relationship started in late 2012 and didn't end until late May of 2013 when Davis' husband called the boys father and told him to stop allowing his son to call his wife.

 Davis is accused of kissing the 10-year-old, touching his genitals and allowing him to touch her breasts. This activity was said to have happened in the classroom as well as outside.

 Police were notified of the suspicious activity by a member of the Othello school district on May 30th. Davis resigned from her position at the school in June. Her trial is set in October. She is out on her own recognizance until the trial, however she can't have any contact with minors or be in places where minors frequent.