Former Clayton Public School Teacher Enters Blind Plea to Rape Charges

A former Clayton High School teacher has entered a blind plea before the judge for 11 charges, including rape, Thursday, Dec. 6.

Rhonda Ford was an English teacher at the high school, but resigned after a rumor was spread of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old student in March 2012.

She is being charged with four counts of second degree rape, four counts of sodomy and three counts of providing alcohol to minors.

Ford turned herself into authorities after the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation issued a warrant for her arrested last spring.

According to the Pushmataha County District Attorney, the judge will decide the punishment and Ford is scheduled for sentencing January 9, 2013.