Indictment papers for Melissa Blair detail timeline of alleged sex with teens

Oldest victim was 17 at the time of first contact; youngest was 14

The indictment of 38-year-old Melissa Blair gives a timeline of her alleged sexual escapades with eight students at McMinn Central High School. The details show Blair as the aggressor, leading to 18 counts of statutory rape and four counts of human trafficking by patronizing prostitution.

The earliest alleged victim was only 16 when Blair had sex with him for the first time in April of 2020. After that, she reportedly used a social media app to check in with him from time to time to see if he would have sex. According to the indictment, she proceeded to have intercourse with him at least four more times until the end of July last year.

The second alleged victim was contacted by Blair using the same social media app beginning in March of 2021. He was only 14 at the time, and the youngest victim. The indictment suggests Blair had sex with this victim at least three times between March and December of last year. Blair allegedly assaulted the two earliest victims for the longest period of time: approximately 14 months with the earliest victim; nine months with the second.

In June of last year, that’s when Blair reportedly had sex with the rest of the victims. Two of them were 15, two were 16 and the last two were 17 at the time of the first sexual contact. One of the 17-year-olds had sex with Blair at least six times according to the indictment, and those ended in December.

McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy told me that Blair will have to give up her SUV as part of the investigation. The sheriff says Blair had sex with the students in her car, as well as her home. Blair is currently free on a $100,000 bond, and is set to return to court for her arraignment hearing on February 28th.

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