Did Chipley, Florida’s Crystal Nicole Carter abuse a high school student?


Crystal Nicole Carter, 44, of Chipley, Washington County, Florida, United States is accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor. In December 2021, she allegedly had sex with a male high school student, then 17.

Carter allegedly arranged meetings at her residence in Chipley with the student. The school the student was attending at the time is part of the Washington County School District.


On May 4, 2023, the mother of the student filed a complaint with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. On May 9, 2023, Carter was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail in Chipley.

The Chipley resident was charged with sexual assault by person over 18 victim over 12 without physical force or violence. She may face additional charges as the Washington County Sheriff’s Office anticipates there are more victims involved.

Anyone with information on the case involving Crystal Nicole Carter is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111 or send tips anonymously via 850-638-TIPS (8477) or


Founded in 1882, Chipley is the county seat of Washington County. The Washington County School District includes Chipley High School, Kate Smith Elementary School, Vernon Elementary School Roulhac Middle School, Vernon Middle School and Vernon High School.

Former National Basketball Association player Artis Gilmore, 73, was born in Chipley. Tracy Andrews, 54, is the incumbent mayor of the city.

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