Affidavit provides details into former teacher's case

Mattew Evans

A probable cause affidavit filed in the case of former Boonville High School teacher Matthew Evans alleges inappropriate activity with a student.

Evans, 27, of Evansville, was charged on Dec. 20 with rape and sexual battery after an investigation led to allegations of inappropriate sexual activity with a student. According to a probable cause affidavit filed by a Warrick County Sheriff's Office detective, Evans took advantage of a student during the 2017-18 school year.

According to the affidavit, the student wrote an anonymous letter to another teacher detailing Evans's actions, which led to an inquiry by Boonville High School. According to the affidavit, 12 students were questioned and each student mentioned inappropriate activities between Evans and the student.

Later, a graduate of Boonville High School contacted the sheriff's office with more information and the author of the letter later came forward.

According to the affidavit, Evans allegedly touched multiple girls' backs, thighs and shoulders and walked into the girls' dressing room while they were changing. He allegedly communicated with students through Snapchat and sent inappropriate photos to a student through Snapchat.

The affidavit states that Evans violated the student in a classroom on two separate occasions. Evans resigned on Dec. 3 as a result of the investigation.

Evans posted bond on Dec. 21 but will return for court for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 11 at 9 a.m.

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