Judge in the case of a former Elba City School employee charged with sex crime removes himself from the case

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ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — On Tuesday, the Coffee County District Judge assigned to a former Elba City School employee facing a sex-related charge with a student removed himself from the case.

In a letter on Tuesday, Judge Josh Wilson of Coffee County resigned from the case of Martha Pope, 43, who was arrested last month for being a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student. Pope served as the secretary to Elba High School.

Last month, the former secretary resigned after being charged with having sex with a 16-year-old student.

It’ll now be up to presiding Coffee County Judge Jeff Kelley to appoint another judge to preside over the case.

Pope remains out of jail on bond. Her case will next head to a Coffey County Grand Jury later this Fall.

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