Oroville >> A former Fair View High School yard duty supervisor accused of having sex with a student appeared in court Wednesday and waived her right to a preliminary hearing, prosecutors said.tuje5jye5d5

The former supervisor, Jessica Jolene Hays, 40, of Chico, has been charged in Butte County Superior Court with felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor, furnishing a controlled substance to a minor and furnishing marijuana to a minor.

Hays has pleaded not guilty. She is scheduled to be re-arraigned on the charges Oct. 26.

Hays is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student at the Chico school that began last year and culminated with Hays giving birth to a baby girl in July, prosecutors have said.

The student had been living with Hays after she took him in, and prosecutors believe the student, now 17, is the infant’s father.

The former school employee also is accused of giving the student methamphetamine and marijuana.

Chico police arrested Hays Aug. 25 on suspicion of sex- and drug-related charges.

Court documents have indicated that Hays is unemployed, though it is not clear when Hays stopped working at the high school on East Avenue.

The superintendent of the Chico Unified School District previously declined to comment on Hays’ employment history or status but has said school officials will cooperate fully with the authorities.

Hays remained out of custody on bail.






  1. Zach says:

    Is there any further news on this?

    • Doc says:

      Yes, on November 23 it was reported that former supervisor, Jessica Jolene Hays, 40, of Chico, pleaded no contest in Butte County Superior Court to a single felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and a single felony count of providing marijuana to a minor. The charge of providing methamphetamine to a minor was dismissed as part of a plea bargain. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for Jan. 25, Ramsey said. Hays faces up to five years and eight months in state prison. – http://www.chicoer.com/article/NA/20161123/NEWS/161129878