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Nivens charged with sexual assault

By Prescott Police Department, 04/23/19 11:15 AM

PRESCOTT – On the morning of April 23, officers with the Prescott Police Department arrested Leona Nivens, 33, of Prescott, at her home, without incident.

The arrest came after a joint investigation between the Prescott Police Department and the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division concerning allegations of improper sexual contact between Nivens, a high school teacher at Prescott High School, and a 15-year-old high school student.

Nivens had been placed on administrative leave by the Prescott School District pending the outcome of the investigation.

The charge at the time of the arrest was sexual assault in the 2nd degree.