A jury trial date has been set for a former Macks Creek teacher charged with statutory rape of a student. Macks Creek school officials had no knowledge of the alleged relationship between Jenner Shaffer, a former English teacher, and one of his students prior to being contacted by law enforcement.Shaffer had left the district long before charges were filed. The allegations of involvement surfaced more than a year after the teacher had moved on to a job in northern Missouri.
Shaffer was arrested and charged in Camden County in September 2012 with second degree statutory rape. Shaffer left the school district in May of 2011.
Shaffer will go in front of Judge Stan Moore for a pre trial conference on Monday, June 10 then again for the official trial to begin on Monday, July 1 at the Camden County Courthouse.
According to the Camden County Sheriff's Department, on Aug. 22, a Miller County deputy advised Camden County that during an interview of a female subject, on an unrelated case, she made statements that her one-year-old child was conceived from a relationship with one of her former high school teachers.
The female subject advised that while she attended Macks Creek High School, she became involved with her English teacher during the 2010-2011 school year. During the relationship she became pregnant with a child by this teacher.
The female told investigators that the teacher had later resigned from Macks Creek School and moved to northern Missouri. Investigators were able to locate the suspect at his residence in Wheatland in Hickory County.