Every time we hear the words “sex scandal in Horry County” we cringe a little. How come? Because you never know if animals are going to be involved.

Seriously … (<– don’t click that link if you’ve recently eaten).

Anyway,  thankfully the latest Horry County sexcapade has nothing to do with the “abominable crime of buggery.” It does have to do with student-teacher sex, though, of which there seems to be a superfluity in the Palmetto State.

Courtney Ruth Martin, 26, of Aynor, S.C. has been charged by Horry County Police with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after allegedly sending nude photos of herself to a male tenth grade student and “planning to have sex” with him.

Wait … tenth grade? Does that mean the student was sixteen (a.k.a. the age of consent in South Carolina)?

Because if so we have a few thoughts on the matter … 

In the meantime, here’s a look at Martin …

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teacher sex in conway

Well, well …

According to Conway cops, Martin’s “inappropriate behavior” with the student began in August of 2012 and continued through the end of last month – although it’s not clear whether that behavior included specific sex acts.

Both teacher and student initially denied the relationship when questioned by police, but the student later confirmed it.

Martin is an English teacher at Conway High School – and has been an employee with the school system since July 2010. She is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the charges against her.