Rogers Home-School Teacher Arrested For Sexual Assault
ROGERS (KFSM) — A Rogers homeschool teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student for the past nine months.
Alisa Andrews, 50, was arrested Wednesday (Oct. 30) in connection with first-degree sexual assault — a Class A felony.
The girl’s parents said she told them she’d been having a sexual relationship with Andrews, who teaches a biology class at Rogers Christian Church to a small group of teens, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The documents don’t outline any sexual contact occurring on church property.
Zack Davis, lead pastor at Rogers Christian Church, said the church hosts multiple home-school groups on its campus, adding that Andrews wasn’t affiliated with the church.
“We’re praying for the victim and her family,” Davis said.
The girl told Rogers police Andrews teaches through their homeschool network, the Northwest Arkansas Chstirian Homeschool Education Association.
According to its website, the association has campuses in Rogers and Fayetteville offering co-op classes and teen fellowship to “all denominations, walks of life, and financial levels.”
A message seeking comment from the association wasn’t immediately returned.
Andrews is free on a $25,000 bond. She’s due Dec. 9 in Benton County Circuit Court.
In Arkansas, Class A felonies are punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.