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Gulfport teacher charged with sex crimes

North Gulfport 7th and 8th Grade teacher Catryna L. Martin has been arrested on charges accusing her of sex crimes against a former student she'd apparently been tutoring at her home, Gulfport Police Chief Alan Weatherford said.

Martin, 28, was arrested Friday and charged with one count each of molestation and sexual battery, both while in a position of trust.

Martin is accused of having a sexual relationship with the girl while she was at her teacher's home for tutoring. Harrison County Justice Court Judge set Martin's bond at $1 million.

The Sun Herald updates this story in Sunday's edition.

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