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Crystal Nicole Carter


A Chipley woman is behind bars on charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor following an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The parent of a former Washington County School District student filed a complaint with WCSO on May 4 regarding alleged inappropriate sexual conduct by 44-year-old Crystal Nicole Carter.

As part of the investigation, a statement by the parent alleges her son was involved in a sexual relationship with Carter around December 2021. The parent also stated Carter had arranged meetings at her residence with the then 17-year-old student who was attending high school at the time.

Carter was arrested on May 9 and is charged with sexual assault by person over 18 victim over 12 without physical force or violence.

This is an ongoing investigation with additional charges pending as WCSO anticipates there are more victims involved.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.