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Keshia Shaw
Tacoma middle school teacher Keshia Shaw was in Pierce County court today, pleading not guilty to the five counts of second-degree child rape

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Tacoma Teacher Keshia Shaw Pleads Not Guilty to the Five Counts of Child Rape against Her

Keshia Shaw Mug.jpg
Keshia Shaw
Tacoma middle school teacher Keshia Shaw was in Pierce County court today, pleading not guilty to the five counts of second-degree child rape she stands accused of.

According to KING 5, Pierce County Judge Vicki Hogan ordered Shaw's bail set at $75,000. Should Shaw post bail, Hogan also ordered her to have no contact with children other than her two daughters.

Shaw has been accused of having sex with a former sixth-grade student of hers at Gray Middle School in Tacoma. You can find details regarding the charges against Shaw in this Daily Weekly post from Tuesday.

These allegations came to light because the student was at church listening to a sermon about sexual abuse," says Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist via press release. "The pastor urged those who had been victims to talk about the abuse because the truth would 'set you free.'"

According to KING 5's report this afternoon, Shaw is considered a flight risk by prosecutors because, should she be convicted of all the charges against her, she faces the possibility of life behind bars. Shaw's attorney, Michael Kelly, argues that the charges against his client are untrue.

Interestingly, KING 5 reports that prosecutors say Shaw's father is also a teacher in Tacoma, and that she'll receive paychecks over the summer despite the fact she's been placed on unpaid leave due to back pay she earned last school year.

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