VERNON - A substitute teacher has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation into a report of inappropriate conduct with two juveniles.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call Wednesday, January 10, from the Washington County School District office regarding possible inappropriate conduct by personnel with a student. The information provided alleged 32-year-old Paradice Renee O’Connor of Vernon, a substitute teacher for Washington County since 2016, was involved.

During the investigation, WCSO received statements from two juveniles alleging they had sexual contact with O’Connor.

O’Connor was arrested Thursday and booked into the Washington County Jail on 9 counts of sexual battery and is being held on $170,000 bond.