Jessie Lorene Goline and her husband. The accused teacher is married and frequently posted PDAs on her Facebook page
In one instance, a victims said, he was in Jonesboro visiting a friend when Goline sent him a text with her address and inviting him to come over. The boy said his friend dropped him off at her residence and they had sexual intercourse.
In another instance, a student enrolled in Goline’s class, said the teacher picked him up in Marked Tree and drove him to her apartment in Jonesboro where they had sexual intercourse twice. The victim said yet another student was at Goline’s apartment that same night and the pair had sex as well.
The teen told investigators that Goline wanted to wait until the next morning to take them back to Marked Tree, but he persuaded her to bring them back sooner.
When he was interviewed, the fourth victim told investigators that Goline sent him sexually explicit text messages, including a photo of herself in a thong. He said Goline “texted him that she would like to have sex with him but he was too young.” The flirtation began when Goline commented on “how good he looked in class,” she then sent the student the photograph.
Art teacher Jessie Goline admitted to having sex with three students from the Marked Tree High School and a fourth from another school district
Investigations commenced in April when Marked Tree High School officials learned that a concerned parent had accused Goline of having sex with multiple students and threatened to “do bodily harm to one of their teachers.”
While school officials were trying to report the accusations to a hotline, Goline came into an administrative office and started crying, prompting the high school’s principal, Matt Wright, to ask what was wrong, whereupon she reportedly, only shook her head and replied “no, no” several times.
When Wright asked if there was anything she needed to tell him, Goline replied, “I’m not going to lose my husband.”
Wright persisted, asking if she had done anything inappropriate with the students, she affirmed the allegations, “We had sex,” the court documents stated. The principal then contacted the Marked Tree Police Department.
Goline was booked into the Craighead County jail Wednesday and released a couple of hours later the same day on a $5,000 cash or surety bond, while awaiting an Oct. 31 date for her court appearance.
If convicted of the Class A felony, she could be sentenced to 10 to 40 years or life in prison.