A Redmond School District employee accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy appeared for arraignment Thursday in Deschutes County Circuit Court .
Amanda Hinshaw, 28, was arrested in early December for allegedly having sex with the teenager, a Gilchrist resident, and providing him and other minors with alcohol between late October and early November.
She faces one count of second-degree sex abuse and six charges of furnishing alcohol to minors.
Hinshaw is free on $20,000 bond. She has not yet entered a plea to the charges.
At the time of her arrest, Hinshaw was working as a campus monitor at Ridgeview High School, a position she had held since last March. The district has since placed her on paid administrative leave.
In court Thursday, Judge Alta Brady heard arguments from prosecutors that Hinshaw should be required to wear an alcohol monitor, an electronic device that detects the presence of alcohol in the wearer’s body.
Hinshaw’s attorney, Foster Glass of Bend, told Brady his client is not a problem drinker, and has not consumed any alcohol since the date of the alleged incidents.
Glass said because Hinshaw is the mother of two young children, the state Department of Human Services sent her to a local drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for an evaluation. Her results, Glass said, showed the “lowest risk factors they’ve ever had."
Brady declined to require Hinshaw to wear the alcohol monitor, but imposed a list of other conditions with which she must comply to remain free on bail.
Hinshaw is not permitted to keep or consume any alcohol, or to enter bars or other places where alcohol is the primary purpose of business. She may not have any contact with the alleged victims, Redmond School District properties or staff, and any contact with minors must be pre-approved by DHS.
Hinshaw is scheduled to be back in court for an indictment hearing Jan. 30.
— Bulletin staff reports