A Loudoun County Public Schools teacher has been charged after participating in a non-sexual inappropriate relationship with a child that caused or created mental injury, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Lindsay R. Mages, 28, of Aldie, was arrested today after she was found to be a person responsible for the victim’s care. She reportedly created or inflicted, threatened to create or inflict or allowed to be created or inflicted physical or mental injury by non-accidental means upon the child, a misdemeanor, authorities said. Law enforcement pointed to Virginia State Code 18.2-371 as defined by 16.1-228 for the charges.
Mages was occasionally responsible for the student, whose identity is being protected, outside of school, according to the LCSO. The relationship with the student occurred between Jan. 1 and Aug. 30, while Mages was a teacher at Discovery Elementary and Hillside Elementary schools, both of which are in Ashburn.
Mages, who is being held at the county's adult detention center without bond, is the second Loudoun County Public Schools teacher to be charged with a crime in the past five days.
On Oct. 26, Loudoun County Public Schools teacher Samuel Hermens, 30, of West Virginia, was charged with three felony counts of unlawful filming after allegedly "upskirting" female students with his cell phone.