INNOCENT! Female Educator Released on Sex Charges; Insufficient Evidence
SAN BERNARDINO – A female school district employee, charged in two cases of sex with minors, had the charges dropped against her following a hearing on Monday in Superior Court. The minor had recanted his accusations hours after first making them.
Amy Corinne Bramlett, 46, who was arrested on September 14, had pleaded not guilty to two counts of oral copulation with a person under age 18, plus another count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more than three years younger than the defendant. Bramlett is a program specialist at San Bernardino Indian Springs High School. The charges specified that Bramlett allegedly committed the acts between January and June of 2014 in the 7200 block of Sunrise Court.
A spokesman for the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office said follow-up investigations made were unable to discover additional evidence to move forward with the case. In addition. both accusers withdrew their accusations. The ages of two male victims are 17 and 16, according to law enforcement reports. When reports initially surfaced on one victim, the 17-year-old, a Crimes Against Children unit eventually discovered a second alleged victim.
Bramlett, who was placed on administrative leave, was not a teacher on the campus. The school district has said Bramlett may return to her former job. At the time of Bramlett’s arrest, Det. Lisa Guerra believed there were other victims.
In Monday’s hearing, Deputy District Attorney Simon Umscheid initiated a motion to dismiss the charges due to insufficient evidence. Upon her arrest, Bramlett had been held on $1 million bail, which was later reduced to $100,000. She has always maintained her innocence.
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