Wednesday, November 30, 2011

43-year-old woman locked herself in bathroom with a 12-year-old boy, accused of sexual abuse


Patricia Ann Serrano, 43-year-old woman from Orange County, California, has been accused of engaging in sex acts with a 12-year-old boy, her son's friend.

Serrano of Fountain Valley was arrested Tuesday after the mother of the victim alerted authorities about suspicious behavior between Serrano and her son. Serrano was caught in a locked bathroom with the boy during a Halloween party hosted by his parents. The victim's mother didn't observe physical contact between the two, but according to authorities, Serrano had been kissing the boy. Authorities later found out that Serrano and the victim had sexual relations at least twice: once in her apartment and once in her car.

Serrano knew the victim because he was a friend of her own preteen son.

Serrano is charged with three felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, according to a press release from the Orange County District Attorney's office. She faces a maximum of 12 years in prison, and she's currently being held on $100,000 bail.

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43-year-old O.C. mom accused of engaging in sex acts with a 12-year-old boy

41-year-old woman accused of repeated sex acts with a 15-year-old boy


Lhonda Kanode, 41-year-old woman from Middletown, Pennsylvania, has been accused of engaging in sex acts with a 15-year-old boy repeatedly between March and November 2011.
The trysts between adult woman and a teen boy ended this week when police caught the pair in the middle of sex act.

According to court papers, Kanode and the teen boy were found inside a fogged up Jeep at the Middletown Boat Launch last week on Tuesday night. The boy was taken to the Middletown Police Department where he told officers that 41-year-old Lhonda Kanode, of Mount Joy, had made sexual advances towards the boy since March. He told police that he's known the woman for years, but that since last spring their relationship turned sexual, leading to sex in car.

Police also accuse Lhonda Kanode of sending a nude photograph of herself to the teen's cell phone.

Kanode was charged Wednesday with felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and statutory sexual assault, as well as charges of indecent assault, and corruption of minors, according to court documents.

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41-year-old woman arrested after being caught in the act of having sex with a teen boy

Brunswick woman accused of sexual abuse of two boys during a sleepover


Shannon Hurley,41-year-old woman from Brunswick, Ohio, has been charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of contributing to unruliness/delinquency of a minor. Hurley allegedly iquored up and had sex with at least two boys at her house during a sleepover.

Brunswick police say on August 27, Hurley provided the boys, ages 14 and 16, with alcohol. Police said the woman's children knew the two boys and had invited them to their home on Barra Drive in August. Police said Hurley plied the two boys with liquor before having sexual contact with them.

According to the police report, Hurley told police she blacked out. She is currently free on $50,000 bond and will be back in court on Monday.

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Brunswick mom charged with molesting teens

Friday, November 25, 2011

Florida woman sexually assaulted more than one teen boys, ends in prison


Sheryle Lynn Vanlandingham, 42-year-old woman from Pace, Florida, will spend the next five years in prison after she was convicted of having sex with a teen boys back in March.

Vanlandingham, who was 41-year-old at the time of sex crime acts - thats 24 and 25 fiver years older than the boys, was sentenced last Tuesday to 66 months for felony sexual assault of a 16- or 17-year-old, and one year in county jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor to run concurrently with the longer sentence.

According to Sgt. Scott Haines with the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Department, at 5:45 p.m. March 2, a Santa Rosa County deputy was patrolling in a wooded area along the power lines behind the Gulf Power Substation located on East Spencerfield Road in Pace.

While on patrol, the deputy noticed a vehicle parked in the area and saw two individuals behind the vehicle that appeared to be involved in sexual relations.

When the deputy pulled up to investigate, Vanlandingham, who was nude, ran to the passenger side of the vehicle and got inside. The victim remained behind the vehicle.

After speaking to the two individuals, it was determined that both were having sexual intercourse as the deputy arrived at the scene.

When she is released, Vanlandingham will be required to register as a sex offender.

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Sheryle Vanlandingham, Florida, sentenced for sexual assault

Teacher accused of performing sex acts with 14-year-old boy


Carole Ann Hope, 36-year-old math teacher at New Heights Middle School,Darlington, South Carolina, has been accused of engaging in sex acts with at least one of her male students.

Darlington County sheriff’s investigators arrested Carole Ann Hope, of 1105 Snyder Lane, Hartsville, in the end of the last month. She is charged with one count each of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and committing a lewd act on a minor, booking reports show. Arrest warrants from the State Law Enforcement Division accuse Hope of having sex with the 14-year-old boy at her Hartsville home and at a hotel in Horry County between March 1 and Oct. 31. One of the warrants says Hope met the teen while teaching seventh-grade math at New Heights Middle School in Jefferson.

According to the Chesterfield County School District, Hope has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation and a substitute has been placed in her classroom.

Horry County Magistrate Aaron Butler set a $10,000 surety bond — $5,000 for each charge — for Hope, who was released last week from J. Reuben Long Detention Center. SLED asked the judge to order that Hope have no contact, even through social media, with the alleged victim.

Hope’s next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Darlington County Courthouse. She is scheduled to appear next in Horry County court Dec. 16.

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Female teacher accused of sex with 14-year-old boy

High School teacher pleads guilty to Sexual Conduct with Minor‎


Jennifer Lynn Whiting, 35-year-old, former English teacher at Tucson Rincon High School, Arizona, has pleaded guilty to felony sexual conduct with a 16-year-old student and faces at least one year in jail and will have to register as a sex offender for life.

Female teacher was arrested in June 2010 on allegations of having an inappropriate relationship with 16-year-old male student. At the it was alleged that Whiting had at least sent sexual photos of herself to the alleged victim via text message. Whiting came to the attention of authorities when the father of the alleged victim contacted Child Sexual Assault Detectives about a possible inappropriate relationship between Whiting and his son. Whiting left her minor children at home early this morning to meet the victim and then detectives took her into custody.

In July 2010 a Pima County grand jury indicted teacher Jennifer Whiting on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of involving or using minors in drug offenses and one count of furnishing obscene or harmful items to minors. The indictment alleged that Whiting had sexual contact with the boy four times between May 26 and June 23 and also involved the boy in an undisclosed drug offense three times during that time span.

Whiting will be sentenced in December.

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Tucson Rincon High School teacher pleads guilty to Sexual Conduct with Minor

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pregnant female teacher had sex with student at special needs school


Brittany Larson, 27-year-old teacher at Devereux Glenholme School, New Milford, Connecticut, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 16-year-old student. The school serves students with Asperger's syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disorders.

Police had been conducting an investigation since being contacted last month by administrators at the school. A statement released by the school’s assistant executive director expressed concern for the privacy of the victim, and said the school was fully cooperating with police and that the safety of the students is paramount.Tthe employment of Ms. Larson, a New Milford resident, was terminated.

She was charged with second-degree sexual assault and held by police on a $25,000 bond. Ms. Larson is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 24. The case was investigated by Washington State Trooper Stephen Sordi.

At the present time Larson is reported to be pregnant and has registered with an online baby registry. According to this registry her baby is due sometime in December.

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School Teacher, 27, Arrested for Sex with Male Student, 16

Virginia mother accused of oral sex with teen boy


Jennifer Heatwole, 24-year-old woman from Waynesboro, Staunton, Virginia, has been indicted on counts of nonforcible sodomy for engaging in sex atcs with a 16-year-old boy.
After Heatwole, a mother of two, last month pleaded guilty to reduced charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor she was sentenced to 12 months in the Middle River Regional Jail.

The Augusta County grand jury indicted Heatwole in last July on two felony counts of nonforcible sodomy. According to the Augusta County prosecutor Heatwole was living in the same house as the boy when the sex acts took place in November and December.

Although Heatwole was sentenced to a year in Middle River Regional Jail, like everyone incarcerated at the Verona facility, she'll have a chance to cut the sentence in half based on good behavior.

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Virginia mother pleads guilty to sex acts with teen boy

Thursday, November 17, 2011

44-year-old female teacher arrested for alleged sex crimes agains student


Tiffanie Bedinger, 44-year-old former teacher at Richland High School, North Richland Hills, Texas, has been accused of engaging in an improper relationship with a teen male student student.

Bedinger, of Watauga, was arrested last Tuesday on a warrant related to the case and was set free next day after posting $30,000 bail. She is expected to be charged with an improper relationship between an educator and student.

Bedinger is accused of having a relationship with a 17-year-old male student during the 2010-11 school year. The student has since graduated. So far the nvestigators are not aware of allegations involving any other students.

Police and Birdville school district officials began the investigation in April after the student's family made them aware of the allegations.

In a two-sentence letter April 24, Bedinger resigned, citing "personal reasons." Bedinger taught business education at the campus from August 2006 to April 2011. Bedinger also used the name Tiffanie Friend during her tenure at Birdville.

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Former Richland High teacher arrested for inappropriate relationship

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Los gatos teacher gets prison


Colette Phelps, a 28-year-old former San Jose middle school teacher from Los Gatos, California, who pleaded no contest to molesting a teen student has been sentenced to five months in county jail as part of a court-offered settlement.

On 6/1/2011, at approximately 10:00 AM, the San Jose Police Department, Child Exploitation Detail, received a report that Colette Phelps, a 28-year-old teacher at Stratford School in San Jose, committed lewd acts with a juvenile Stratford School student. On 6/1/2011, at approximately 6:00 PM, Phelps was arrested without incident as a result of the investigation and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on child sexual abuse charges.

Phelps, who was facing a maximum sentence of more than four years in prison, must also register as a sex offender. She turned herself in and began spending time behind bars before her sentencing date as "a way to show the court how seriously she took this matter," her attorney, Steve Clark said.

According to authorities, Phelps, who worked for five years as a middle school teacher at the private Stratford School in San Jose, sexually abused a 14- or 15-year-old boy. She was fired after her arrest, according to school officials.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rucker-Stewart Middle School teacher accused of sex with teen

Devri Ann DePriest, 25-year-old band director and music teacher at Rucker-Stewart Middle School, Gallatin, Tennessee, having a sexual relationship with the student approximately 20 times between September and November of 2010 when the alleged victim was 16 years old.

Depriest was arrested Tuesday on a charge of statutory rape by an authority figure. Gallatin Police Sgt. Chris Shockley's affidavit states he recorded a telephone call between the teen and Depriest. The affidavit states the recording led to Depriest acknowledging the sexual.

allatin Police said the now 17-year-old male came to the police department with his mother to come clean about the affair. The mother of a young alleged victim confirmed that she was friends with a high school band teacher accused of raping her son.

The sex acts between female teacher and her male student happeded at her residence, here in Gallatin at the time, which is on Kennesaw Boulevard, in some apartment.

After speaking with police DePriest admitted the relationship. DePriest was taken to the Sumner County Jail. A court date was set for December 7th.

Gallatin Police said they are concerned there could be other victims. If you feel like your child could be a victim, you are urged to call the Gallatin Police at (615) 452-8267.

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Band Director Accused Of Raping Her Friends Son

Ohio woman accused of sex with a 14-year-old neighborhood boy


Kristal Jackson-Yazell, aka Kristal Yazell, 36-year-old woman from Clermont County, Ohio, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 14-year-old neighborhood boy.

According to the family of the alleged victim, Yazell performed sex acts with the young boy in the woods behind Hilltop Estates. Yazell, who is known in the area as "Crazy Kristal" moved out in early August, and before that she had neighborhood teenagers in her mobile home all the time. Neighbors say the 36 year old lured teenage boys into the home with promises of soda,cigarettes, and sex. The way she behaved with teenagers in the park raised suspicions.

In the midst of a divorce, according to the sheriff's report, it was her husband who alerted authorities that she was having sex with a 14 year old neighbor.

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Clermont County Woman Indicted For Sex With 14-year-old Boy

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tennessee female teacher faces 53 counts of offenses ranging from felonies to misdemeanors


Cindy Garner Clifton, 41-year-old reading teacher currently on suspension from Crestview Middle School, Covington, Tennessee, faces faces 53 counts on offenses ranging from felonies to misdemeanors includindg accusations of having sex with and providing alcohol to minors.

Clifton faces charges of statutory rape by an authority figure, aggravated statutory rape, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and providing alcohol to a minor. The crimes involve 11 different minor victims between 14-17 and occurred on various dates between April and July of this year.

If convicted, Clifton, who was was due to take an HIV test Tuesday this week, faces possible ranges of sentences of three to six years on each of the statutory rape by an authority figure counts.

Clifton, a reading teacher at Crestview Middle, hasn't taught there in a while as she was suspended without pay before school even started this year after someone accused her of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

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41-year-old female teacher accused of crimes involving 11 minor victims

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