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(WMC-TV) - A Bartlett school counselor was charged with statutory rape after police records say she was sexually involved with a student for an entire weekend and gave him alcohol.

Cinnamon Davis, 23, shut her Facebook page down Sunday after suggestive photos were revealed.  Davis's MySpace page stayed up with numerous photos.

The police investigation into the statutory rape of a student began in May. Davis is a counselor at Varangon Academy in Bartlett, a 7th through 12th grade campus described as a "residential treatment facility for adolescent boys with emotional and behavioral problems."

According to police, on Saturday, May 28, the victim's mother told police she had not seen her son since he got out of school the day before.  Her 17-year-old son returned home just before midnight that Sunday.

Her son told her he spent, "the weekend with his counselor from school."  The mother went to the school and talked to the counselor identified as Cinnamon Davis.

The mother told police that Davis then walked away and refused to talk to her.

About a week later, police interviewed the student.  Records said, "he stated he had been engaged in sexual intercourse with his school counselor, Mrs. Cinnamon Davis ... Mrs. Davis had picked him up from a local store and then drove him to her apartment ... where she gave him alcohol to drink and had sexual intercourse with him repeatedly."

Davis' neighbors said she hopes she finds a new line of work.

"You're in a position where people look up to you," said neighbor Eleanor Pitts.  "That's inappropriate.  If you have those kinds of behaviors, you don't need to be in the school system."

Davis, who is out of jail on bond, faced a Memphis judge Monday morning.  She will return to court in two weeks.

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