A Loudoun County Public School counselor is facing criminal charges for having an “inappropriate relationship” with a student.
Ann Barrett,42 of Ashburn, is charged with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child by a custodian. She turned herself in to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center Thursday.
The investigation began back in May 2021 when the school found out about the relationship.
According to reports the incident was with a student at Freedom High School between 2013-2015, where Barrett was a school counselor.
The student no longer attends Freedom High School.
The principal released a statement saying, “This is Principal Neelum Chaudhry,
Today, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office released the media alert below concerning a former Freedom High School employee. Loudoun County Public Schools has cooperated fully with this investigation. The employee – who no longer works at Freedom High School – was placed on administrative leave when the school division became aware of allegations against them in May. LCPS is seeking the termination of this individual’s employment and the revocation of their teaching license.”