Gaston County Assistant Principal Pleads Guilty To Sex With Student
GASTONIA — An assistant principal at a Gaston County school has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from accusations that she was having sex with a student earlier this year.
District Attorney Locke Bell confirmed that 34-year-old Lisa Renee Rothwell pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of felony sexual activity with a student. She received a suspended sentence of 10 to 21 months, and she will have to register as a sex offender for 30 years.
Rothwell was initially charged with six felony counts of sex offense with a student.
According to The Gaston Gazette, arrest warrants filed earlier this month accused Rothwell of having sexual intercourse and oral sex with a student six times between April and July.
Rothwell was an assistant principal at Stuart W. Cramer High School.