October 5, 2011
A former Ellicott school board member accused of "sexting" a 14-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with two counts of Internet luring of a child.
Stefanie Dickinson was arrested Sept. 18 after El Paso County sheriff’s detectives found sexually suggestive text messages she allegedly sent to her son's friend.
The text messages were discovered by the boy's sister, who became suspicious about the relationship after she saw Dickinson talking to her brother and hugging him.
Dickinson, a 37-year-old married mother of two, did not speak at Wednesday's hearing. She left the court with family and friends who had filled a row in the courtroom.
Dickinson had been treasurer of the Ellicott School District 22 board until her resignation a few days after she was arrested.
She remains free on $3,000 bail until her next court appearance Nov. 9. If convicted of the Class 4 felony, she would face an indeterminate sentence, which can hold sex offenders in prison for life.