Monday, June 17, 2013

Alternative school teacher arrested on obscenity, child molestation

Amy Lee Cassada, 34-year-old teacher at the St. Marys Ombudsman School, Camden County, Georgia, has been charged with child molestation and electronically transmitting obscene material to a minor.


Police began investigating a report of alleged sexual activity between female teacher and a 15-year-old male student at the St. Marys Ombudsman School last month. Suspicious behavior happened between Casseda and the student after private tutoring sessions were arranged between them.

Police interviewed witnesses and seized several electronic devices as part of the investigation. In addition to text messages, teacher also transmitted a series of four pictures of herself to the student, one of which police said was obscene.

Police say a second person is in police custody in connection with the case.  19-year-old man was arrested for threatening the teen involved in this case a few days after the initial incident was reported. He was subsequently interviewed and confessed to the threat, and told officers he was also a former student of Cassada's and that over time he received sexual images from her as well.

Cassada was not only a teacher at St. Marys Ombudsman, she also works for a private company that contracts with the Camden County School district. The assistant Superintendent of Camden County schools said the company and the district have never had a problem with teachers before and are doing their own investigation into the situation. School system spokesman Arthur Van Blarcum said that Ombudsman has been successful in providing services for Camden County’s alternative school students placed there as a result of disciplinary or academic issues.


The St. Marys Police Department believes there are possibly other juveniles or students who were victimized by Cassada. Other victims are encouraged to contact detectives of the St. Marys Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division.

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Female teacher Faces Child Molestation Charges

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Teacher Guilty of Sexual Battery Gets Suspended Sentence

Christie N. David, 32-year-old former teacher Walker Valley High School, Cleveland, Tennessee, who was charged with having inappropriate relations with a student has pleaded guilty to sexual battery.

 David, who was married at the time of her sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy, was arrested in October 2012 and charged with one count of sexual battery by an authority figure. She pleaded not guilty when indicted in November, but later pleaded guilty to sexual battery, the least offensive of sexual offenses. A judge sentenced her to one year but suspended the sentence and ordered her to register with the state of Tennessee as a sex offender.

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Christie David Receives Suspended Sentence For Inappropriate Relationship With Student

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Former Teacher Allegedly Sexually Abused Multiple Students

Donna Harper, former special education teacher at Judson Middle School, Live Oak, Texas, is accused of sexually molesting four juveniles decades ago while they were students in the mid-1980s.

Donna Harper allegedly pursued a sexual relationship with the boys while they were in seventh and eighth grade. The notice of tort claims that “In addition to touching, groping and grooming, these students had sexual intercourse on numerous occasions with their teacher,” the notice reads. “Some sexual conduct occurred on a one-on-one situation, while other sexual conduct occurred with multiple children being present and having sex, while others watched or participated.” The sexual encounters happened at the school, at Harper’s home, at the South Salem Drive-In and at the Oregon Coast. Harper worked for the school district from September 1977 until December 1991, when she retired for medical reasons. She worked with kids who had physical, developmental and learning disabilities. The four men in these claims struggled with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

Dan Gatti, the attorney representing the four men who accuse their former teacher, said it’s not unusual for victims to delay coming forward. He has represented several clients in sex-abuse cases against the Catholic Church and Portland’s Archdiocese. “I’ve had cases where people didn’t start connecting the dots until people were in their 70s,” Gatti said. “As a child you don’t have a clue that this is going to affect you. You are just filled with shame and anger.” Gatti is looking for additional victims. “If I’ve got four victims, I suspect she’s probably got many more,” Gatti said. “I would suspect there are other victims — assuming the district didn’t know and didn’t discover it.”

Paul Dakopolos, an attorney for the Salem-Keizer School District, confirmed that the district is investigating the accusations. He said time has made it difficult to track down possible witnesses. “The principal is deceased, and all of the other staff people are retired".

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Former Middle School Teacher Accused of Sexually Molesting Multiple Students

Friday, June 14, 2013

New Jersey Teacher-Coach Allegedly Engaged in Sex Acts with Teen

Jenna Leahey, 32-year-old teacher at Parsippany Hills High School, Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, has been arrested for allegedly carrying on a six-month sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student.

Leahey, who is also the coach of the school’s field hockey team, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact. She allegedly began exchanging sexually explicit text messages with the student in late January. She later sent lewd pictures of herself to the boy. Female teacher and male student later kissed and engaged in further sex acts until Thursday last week, when the teenager told another staff member at the high school and Leahey was arrested on Friday, June 7.

Bail was set at $100,000 cash with no 10 percent cash, property or bond alternative. Judge Thomas V. Manahan also set the condition that Leahey is to have no contact with the victim and no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18. If convicted of the charges, Leahey faces a maximum potential custodial sentence of approximately 20 years, subject to parole supervision for life and Megan’s Law guidelines.

Anyone with relevant information about the alleged crimes is asked to call the Parsippany Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-263-4300 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at 973-285-6200.

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New Jersey teacher accused of sexual relationship with student

Female teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex Assault, Gets only 9 months of prison



Christina Powell, 40-year-old former special education teacher from Middletown, Connecticut, who pled guilty to a sexual relationship with one of her teen students last year was sentenced to nine months in prison.

Powell, of 24 Dobson Circle, was charged with second-degree sexual assault for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of her students for about two years. The state has extended a plea deal offer to Powell, and Powell entered a guilty plea in March to second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor and faced up to 18 months in prison.

Powell had earlier pleaded not guilty on Feb. 22 2012 through her attorney. Police were assigned to investigate a “possible improper relationship” between Powell and a student whom Powell had been teaching from eighth grade at Woodrow Wilson Middle School through 10th grade at Middletown High School, according to the warrant. The victim’s mother reported to police that she was concerned about the relationship between Powell and the victim after allegedly finding out that Powell pretended to be the victim’s mother and signed a juvenile summons for an incident where the victim was charged with shoplifting, according to the warrant. The victim’s mother told police that Powell “was very involved” with the victim since eighth grade. At the time, the mother appreciated the effort, according to the warrant. At one point mother found pair of Victoria Secret “Pink” brand V-string panties under her son matress with a Maloney High School class ring with name “Christine Doyle” carved inside it. Powell admitted to police that both items were hers.

The boy began babysitting her children in 2010. She would drive the boy and his friends around and signed them passes to be late for class.

In an interview with the police Christina Powell admitted that the relationship with the boy had turned sexual around April 2011, shortly after victims 16th birthday. Powell told that victim had tried to kiss her on mouth and she thought that he were joking, but when he did it again she kissed him back on the mouth, and that victim slipped her hands under her shirt and bra feeling her breasts. After that they “messed around” physically a couple of times before they had actual sex. Second time victim put his fingers in her vagina and “fingered her”. Shortly after those sex acts they began to have actual sex with full intercourse. According to interview, Powell told that she would pick up the teen boy about a once a week and drove him to her house to have sex with her in her bedroom. During the summer they had sex more often, usually several times a week. When the school started again, they were back having sex usually once a week. She also told that everything was consensual and that she never pressured or forced him to do anything. Powell said, according to an arrest warrant affidavit, "that their relationship was more than about sex. She said that they truly loved each other and that they had planned on moving out of state together after the victim turned 18."

The boy's mother told Judge David P. Gold that her son has changed for the worse since Powell sexually assaulted him. "She deserved to go to jail for what did to my son," the woman said. "I trusted her. I really trusted her. She ruined him and she ruined my relationship with him."

During the course of the preliminary investigation, Powell had admitted to police that she had sent the boy nude photos of herself via cell phone.

Powell must also register as a sex offender, will be on probation for 10 years can never again have any contact with the boy. The boy's mother has a lawsuit pending against Middletown schools. At least a year before police arrested Powell, other teachers and district paraprofessionals had significant concerns about Powell’s behavior with the student. Those concerns and suspicions were strong enough that one paraprofessional quit over what she felt was an inappropriate relationship between Powell and the boy, who at the time was in middle school, and another raised concerns about the situation, at least twice, with an administrator. When police began to investigate in November of last year, teachers and aides shared their concerns and suspicions. One told police that two summers ago she saw the boy hanging out at Powell’s home, swimming in her pool and that, wearing a bikini, Powell joined him. Others reported to police that they saw the boy hug Powell and smell her hair in the school. One said they overheard what appeared to be a spat between the two in the high school hallway.

Source:
Christina Powell Sentenced to Prison for Sex with Teen Student

Samantha Bryant Molested Young Boy



Samantha Victoria Bryant, 30-year-old  woman from Dothan, Alabama, has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a child molestation charge.

Bryant,  of Trawick Road,  was arrested by Sheriff's Deputies on a Grand Jury indictment on Saturday 12 Janyary for Sexual Abuse. The victim was a 5 or 6-year-old boy. Bryant entered what’s referred to as a blind guilty plea, which means there was no agreed upon sentence by lawyers. Bryant also submitted an application for probation through her attorney, Mark Johnson, which will be ruled on by  Circuit Court Judge Michael Conaway on July 23.

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Dothan woman pleads guilty to molesting young boy

Another New York Teacher Indicted on Rape Charges

Lisa Franklin, 44-year-old substitute teacher from Orange County, New York, who was arrested in March has been has been indicted on charges, including predatory sexual assault on a child.

Franklin, of Gerri Court, in the Town of Newburgh, allegedly met the teen boy year ago when he was a 12-year-old student at Sacred Heart School in Newburgh, where Lisa Franklin worked as a substitute. Back in February, the boys parents contacted local police and told they found inappropriate text messages on his phone and became concerned about the relationship between their son and older woman.

In an indictment announced last week  Friday morning, Franklin was indicted on two counts each of predatory sexual assault on a child and first-degree rape, eleven counts of second-degree rape and several other charges.

The predatory sexual assault on a child charge carries a minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison, and a maximum of 25 years to life upon conviction.

An investigation determined Lisa Franklin and the boy “were involved in numerous sex acts in multiple jurisdictions”, according to police. Franklin was charged with one count of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, for an act allegedly committed in the Town of Newburgh, and two counts of second-degree rape, for acts allegedly committed in New Windsor and the City of Newburgh.

Franklin is free on $10,000 bail.

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Female substitute teacher indicted in rape of 12-year-old boy

Monday, June 10, 2013

Another Female Teacher Male Student Sex Scandal

Kari Maria Hogue, 34-year-old teacher's aide at Aldermen Road Elementary School, Fayetteville, North Carolina, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 15-year-old boy.

Hogue was charged with three counts of first degree sex offense, three counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor and two counts of crimes against nature. The victim says the sexual encounters with his teacher occurred between March 29, 2013 and April 1, 2013  in numerous occasions in Hogue’s car, where both performed sex acts on each other.

Hogue worked as a teacher's assistant at Alderman Road Elementary School and has been with the Cumberland County school system since 2008. She was put on leave from her job after the charges surfaced. Hogue was released from the Cumberland County jail under an unsecured $100,000 bond.

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Fayetteville teacher's aide charged with sex crimes against teen

Ashley Woods Got 5 Years of Prison for Oral Sex Acts on Underage Boy


Ashley Leigh Wood, 36-year-old babysitter from Grovetown, Georgia, who was charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in her care,  was sentenced to prison after she plead guilty.
Superior Court Judge Carl Brown sentenced Ashley Leigh Wood, 36, to five years in prison followed by 10 years probation at a sentencing hearing on Thursday. She was originally charged with aggravated child molestation, but pled guilty to child molestation as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the District Attorney’s Office. Wood apologized to the victim and his family at the hearing. “I was wrong,” Wood said. “It seems to me that I was tested and I failed.”

Wood worked as a baby sitter for about eight months for a family that included three young children and a 14-year-old boy. In the end of the January the teen boy told his parents that babysitter had performed oral sex on him in their home. The alleged victims also told that Wood regularly talked to him in a sexually explicit manner and tried to sit on his lap. Wood was charged Jan. 31 with aggravated child molestation.

Wood also must register as a sex offender.

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Babysitter Ashley Woods Sentenced to Prison

Florida Mom Arrested After Sex with Teen Boy Results Pregnancy

Darlene Pierre, 25-year-old woman from Winter Haven, Florida, has been arrested for having sex with a minor, and is now pregnant the alleged victim's child.

An arrest warrant for Pierre was obtained after the boy's mother contected police on February 21 after Pierre told he she was pregnant and the boy was the father. According to reports, Pierre was a family friend who visited the victim's home frequently, along with her three small children. According to the teen, the sexual encounters began occurring in January 2011 when he was 15.

The encounters were inside the victim’s home, at a park and even inside a backyard shed. The boy told officers that relationship began after Pierre began flirting with him and teased him about girls. They ended up cuddling in the boys room where they also kissed and Pierre let him touch her body while fondling him through his clothes. That happened a couple of times while there were other adults at the resident. One day they were alone at the boy's home and Pierre performed oral sex on him and they later had sexual intercouse. After having sex inside the house several times they also began having sex other places. According to Pierre, the pair feared the small children would find out about the encounters, so they moved the activity to an outside shed at least 15 times between March and May 2012. Woman and boy also engaged sex several times in near by park.

Pierre was booked into the Polk County Jail and charged with 24 counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity With Certain Minors (F-2). She is being held on $120,000 bond.

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25 Year Old Woman Arrested After Allegedly Becoming Pregnant By 15 Year Old

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fort Atkinson Mother Allegedly Engaged in Group Sex with Teen Boys

Kayla Schneider, 24-year-old woman from  Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, is accused of having sexual intercourse with two allegedly intoxicated 16-year-old boys.

Schneider  faces multiple charges stemming from an underage drinking party she hosted at her apartment on May 25th, during which she is accused of having sex with two minors. She faces a total of six counts sex crime charges — including child enticement (two counts), exposing genitals or pubic area (two counts), and sexual intercourse with a child (two counts).

The 16-year-old boy boy told officials he was with Kayla Schneider in her bedroom, watching the “Life of Pi,” when they began making out, and that Schneider  undressed. The boy told officials they performed oral sex on each other and then he had intercourse with Schneider, according to the complaint. The complaint also states the boy told officials he did not wear a condom because Schneider told him she was “fixed.” The boy told officials that  When they were engaged in sex his friend, another 16-year-old boy, came into the room and Schneider asked his friend to join in. While one one of the teen boys was having sexual intercourse with the older woman she performed oral sex on the other boy.
The second boy noticed his friend and Schneider go into the bedroom and at first thought they were watching a movie, but then thought they might be having sex, as they were being loud. The boy opened the door to tell the two to quiet down, and noticed the two were having sex and he was asked to join in. The complaint indicates the three performed sex acts on one another while all three were in the bedroom.

Officials interviewed Schneider, who admitted there were juveniles drinking at her apartment on May 25th. However, the complaint says Schneider repeatedly denied having sex with the two boys — though she admitted having sex with the man and woman who had been in her bedroom that night, according to the complaint.
The complaint states that she told police that she had heard the following day that she might have had inappropriate contact with someone, but suggested that she would never have sexual intercourse with someone under 18 years of age. Schneider also reportedly admitted to be completely naked in her bed, but denied the two juveniles came into her room while she was naked.

The father of Kayla Schneider's children commented the case to media. “Honestly, personally I’m disgusted. I can’t believe that’s the mother of my children who did this. Not only did she destroy her own life, she ruined her children’s lives now, you know. Even if she were to get out of jail, she’s a registered sex offender after being convicted and won’t be able to be around her own children, you know. That’s the saddest part of it all”.

Kayla Schneider is facing a total of 58 1/2 years in prison and fines of more than $240,000 if convicted of the charges combined. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, June 7, before Judge Randy Koschnick.

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Wisconsin Woman Accused of Group Sex with Underage Boys

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Christina Preston Gets 25 Years in Prison for Child Sex Crimes

Christina Preston, 45-year-old former teacher at Veterans Memorial Middle School,Columbus, Georgia, who was accused of moths long sexual relationship with a 13-year-old male student was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison after being found guilty of sex crime charges.

A Georgia jury found a former special education teacher guilty on multiple charges based on a months-long affair she had with a student. Preston was convicted of aggravated child molestation, child molestation, statutory rape and sexual assault on a person in custody. She was sentenced to life in prison with 25 years to serve before she is eligible for parole. When she is released, Preston will spend the rest of her life on probation and have to register as a sex offender. Superior Court Judge John Allen also barred her from having contact with any minors other than her own children and having any contact with the victim, who is now 15.

The victim of Christina Preston testified earlier this week about the sexual relationship that began after Mrs Preston initiated it on Halloween 2011, when the victim was 13 and went on for months until Preston was arrested in February after investigators caught her in car with a 14-year-old boy. Preston initially faced two counts of child molestation and one count each of enticing a child for indecent purposes and sexual assault against persons in custody, records state. Police found female techer in company of a young boy in a car about 12:30 a.m. Jan. 29, 2012 at Cooper Creek Park, 4816 Milgen Road.

A former seventh-grader testified this week about the incidents during the night deputies caught him and his special-education teacher in her car in Columbus’ Cooper Creek Park. Teen boy who is now 15-year-old, told prosecutor Don Kelly that he and Mrs. Preston had spent the afternoon riding four-wheelers along a power easement off Hancock Road. Later they washed the vehicles off, joined a family celebration at the teacher’s house, left together to buy food and then went to the park in Preston’s vehicle, a Ford Expedition. Preston parked in an unlighted spot on the park’s northeast corner, where they ate before she asked him to get in the back seat with her. She pulled off the boy's pants, fondled him and performed oral sex, and then they had intercourse, the victim told. After having sex their were sitting in the front seat about 12:30 a.m. when sheriff’s deputies checking the park shined a spotlight on the Expedition, and stopped to ask why they were in a park that closed hours ago. Preston told deputies that the 14-year-old boy was her daughter’s boyfriend, and they had stopped to eat and she was driving him home after a day of four-wheeling. She also told them that the boy's parents were aware of this this, and it was common practice. But the teenager was unable to give deputies a telephone number or address for his parents, explaining they had just moved. That made them suspicious. The boy’s story changed when a deputy visited the teen’s parents the next day. The boy would not make eye contact and was fidgeting nervously. Then he began to cry, and would answer no more questions. Then the boy said he and his teacher had sex in the park.

In court this week the young boy testified that the sex acts with his teacher in park was not the only time. He listed sexual encounters that included one at Muscogee’s Veterans Memorial Middle School, where Preston was among his teachers.

The sexual encounters had started Halloween 2011, when he had helped hand out candy at what was then Preston’s Springridge Drive home. She was to drive him back to his home off Moon Road, but instead stopped elsewhere in his neighborhood. “She started touching on me,” he said, adding that she fondled his genitals asking if he ever had had sex and if he liked what she was doing to him. Preston also told the boy that she liked him a lot, "a lot more than she was supposed". After fondling the boy for some time she finally took him home. Some time later they had a similar encounter at school in what at the time was a windowless conference room adjacent to the school’s library . There she kissed him and again fondled his genitals. “She used her tongue,” he said of the kissing.

He said occasions they had full sexual intercourse included:

• Once in her Springridge Drive home, in bedroom.

• Once when they were riding four-wheelers off Hancock Road, where she disrobed but he did not, and they had sex on the ground.

• Once on “hunting land” belonging to her husband’s family in Marion County, where they went to ride four-wheelers before having sex in a deer stand.

Preston’s estranged husband described the deer stand during his testimony, saying he and his wife had built it just for her. It was 4 by 8 feet long, and they named it “Cristie’s Condo,” he said. Husband had been working for the sheriff’s office from 1987 through 1998, and still had friends there. One told him about the Cooper Creek Park report later that same day, he said. Having heard nothing about that from his wife, he went home, packed his belongings and moved out. He filed for divorce Feb. 1, 2012.

More Charges Against Leslie Dewitt

Leslie Danielle Dewitt, 31-year-old coach and teacher formerly at Hancock High School, Hancock County, Mississippi, who had been accused of engaging in sex with a 16-year-old girl now faces new allegations of inappropriate conduct with another student.

Basketball Coach Leslie Dewitt is accused of sex acts with two teen girls

Dewitt was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a child victim in March. She was booked with three counts for actions authorities believe happened when she was a position of trust of a victim who was 16 at the time. Dewitt is a former educator and coach a various schools along the Gulf Coast. She was arrested at her home, which is in north Hancock County but has a Perkinston address.
The arrest came after an extensive investigation of a complaint alleging Dewitt was in a position of trust or authority when the sexual activity occurred. According to Sheriff Ricky Adam, the sexual activity between female teacher and her student was sporadic.

Police began investigating alleged sexual abuse of another teen girl after  a girl's mother signed a complaint against Dewitt, alleging the incident occurred in May 2012. Now also Pearl River County authorities have charged Leslie Danielle DeWitt with touching a student for lustful purposes.


Leslie Dewitt was an assistant for the Hancock Lady Hawks basketball team but left that job after the 2010-11 school year. She became the girls coach and a special education teacher at Pearl River Central High in 2012, but reportedly resigned in January.


Source:
Second Victim in Mississippi Basketball Coach Sex Scandal Case

Friday, June 7, 2013

Teacher Amy Mueller Sentenced

Amy Mueller, 28-year-old former teacher at Wauconda School District 118, Illinois,  has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sex charges stemming from her sexual relationship with a female student.

Mueller, of 1616 N. Leonard Ave., McHenry, initially was charged in July 2012 with felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse. She accepted a plea deal that reduced her charge to a misdemeanor and McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather sentenced Mueller to two years’ conditional discharge. Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony, punishable by a maximum of seven years in prison.

The female victim was underage at the time and a student at the school where Mueller taught. The two engaged in a “consensual” relationship, and the girl, who is now an adult, did not wish to cooperate with the prosecution.

Mueller will have to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Source:
Illinois Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex with Female Student

Jamila Williams Accused of Sex with Two students

Jamila Williams, 35-year-old teacher at University Prep Academy, Grand Rapids, Michigan,  is accused of having sex with at least two students.

Williams will be charged with four counts of third degree Criminal Sexual Conduct according to a press release from the Grand Rapids Police Department. She is  accused of sexually assaulting two male students, one 15 and the other 16 years old, on multiple occasions between March 1 and June 1 at several locations in Grand Rapids area.

Police detectives began investigating Williams after several parents and students came forward to school leaders ealier this week to file a complaint. A 16-year-old boy told  that he was a student in her class and the  sexual encounters with the teacher happened at his home, a park, her car and various other locations. Another alleged victim who is also a student in her class,  told police that he met the teacher behind his house in the alley and had sex with her inside a car.

According to the detective, Williams admitted she was sexually active with the two boys. Under Michigan law, third degree criminal sexual conduct is a felony. She could face a prison sentence of up to 15 years if convicted.

School leaders immediately removed her due the severity of the allegations and  Williams was placed on administrative leave.

Source:
Grand Rapids Prep Academy Teacher Admits to Having Sex with Students

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Another Female Teacher from Texas Arrested for Sex with Student

Lisa Harroff, 49-year-old teacher and coach at KETK Neches Junior High, Anderson County, Texas, has been  arrested  and charged with improper relations between an educator and student.

Harroff, a middle school math teacher and cross country coach at Neches Independent School District, was arrested on Thursday last week after turning herself in. She is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a male student on the high school's cross country team. Authorities believe the alleged activities happened over an extended period of time, mostly at Harroff's residence in Palestine, ending last week after the teenager reported it.

"I'm not clear why he came forward to his guardians, but he was forthcoming with us in the investigation," Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor said. Authorities executed a search warrant on Harroff's home Friday and took physical evidence in connection with this case.  Harroff declined to talk with investigators when she turned herself in, saying she had a lawyer.

According to the district officials Harroff had been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the sheriff's office investigation. She has been with Neches ISD for five years and a certified teacher in Texas since 1985.

The charge of improper relationship between a teacher and student is a felony, and carries a possible punishment of up to twenty years in prison.

Harroff was booked into the Anderson County Jail on Thursday and a bond was set at $25,000. She bonded out of jail later that day.


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49-year-old Teacher Accused of Sex with Teen Boy

Woman Faces 48 Sex Crime Charges

Autumn Fawn Coffman, 38-year-old woman from Roseburg, Oregon,  has been arrested  for 48 sex crime charges according to court documents.

According to  Probable Cause Affidavit filed with the Douglas County Circuit Court, Coffman was charged with 16 counts each of third degree rape, third degree sex abuse and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.

Investigation of the alleged sexual abuse began  after deputies spoke with a relative of Coffman in late April.  He told officials about a conversation he had with a male juvenile, who disclosed that Coffman had performed sex acts on him and that he had sexual intercourse with Coffman on multiple occasions. The incidents between the then 15-year-old male and Coffman allegedly  occurred in the summer of 2012.

Coffman was arrested on Thursday last week after an interview with Sheriff's office detectives.

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Oregon Woman Accused of Sex with Teen Boy

Ohio Woman Gets Prison for Underage Sex

Nichole R. Metzler, 37-year-old woman from Kent, Ohio, has been sentenced by a Portage County judge to 16 months in prison after pleading guilty in March to a felony count of gross sexual imposition.

The child, who was 15 at the time, was under her care. Metzler pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with the male juvenile family member. Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman also fined her $350, credited her with four days already served in the Portage County jail and ordered her to have no contact with the victim. Pittman also labeled Metzler a Tier I sex offender, who must register with her local sheriff's office once a year for 15 years upon her release from prison.

Prior to Pittman imposing the sentence, defense attorneys Troy Reeves and Steve Smith told Pittman it was unlikely Metzler would re-offend if allowed to serve a term on probation. Metzler "took full responsibility" for her crimes, had never been in trouble before and "did not cause any physical harm to the victim," Reeves told Pittman. "Maybe you didn't physically hurt him, but emotionally and mentally, you tore him apart," Pittman said.
"You admit you had sex with him?" Pittman asked. Metzler said that she had, but could not recall how many times. "Once I got caught in that situation, I didn't know how to get out."

The victim, who is now 21, told Pittman he had waited for this day. "I'm tired of living in shame and regret," he said. "I struggled emotionally and mentally. I've always been made out to be a liar. It made me feel alone. I knew others saw and knew Nichole was guilty." Others also suffered "while Nichole sat back and played innocent," the victim said. "I just want her to suffer the way I have, her husband and son have. I want everyone to look at her and know what she has done." After imposing the prison sentence, and before Metzler was led away in handcuffs, Pittman told the victim that "now, people have to believe you."

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Ohio Woman, Nichole Metzler, Senteced for Sex with Underage Family Member

Friday, May 31, 2013

High School Teacher Allegedly Had Sex with Female Student

Kelly Ann Garcia, 29-year-old former teacher at  Hastings High School, Houston, Texas,  faces felony charges for allegedly having an inappropriate sexual  relationship with a 16-year-old female student.

Garcia has been charged with sexual assault of a child  and indecency with a child, court records show. She is free on $60,000 bond. After being under investigation for several months Garcia appeared in court on Thursday to face the formal charges against her.

The alleged victim was a 16-year-old student at Hastings when she met Kelly Garcia through a mutual friend and the two began to get close. The student said Garcia would stay with her after school numerous times while she was working on a classroom project, even though she was not her teacher. According to court documents, Garcia picked up the teen girl on  March 21, and the two went to Starbucks to have coffee. Garcia allegedly then confessed the teen that she had a romantic dream about her. A week later, Garcia sent text message to the teen girl telling she had just broken up with her boyfriend. A day after Garcia picked the girl up in a rental car and took her back to her apartment, where they kissed and cuddled passionately for the rest of the evening, the teen told investigators.

Garcia allegedly picked up the teen again next day and took her back to her place again. This time their actions got more intimate. The teen said Garcia then took her to Katz Boutique and Sex Shop and purchased a sex toy with her credit card, and then drove back hot her house where they engaged in sex. Over the next several days, teacher and the female student allegedly had more sexual encounters.

The teen told about her sexual encounters to some of her friends at school and one of them reported what they heard to an administrator. The assistant principal then began to investigate and called the teen in for questioning. The teen confirmed the allegations, but her interactions with Garcia did not end. The teacher continued sneaking around with the teen even while the investigation was ongoing, Alief ISD police said. On May 21st the teen’s father caught the two together at the park, but Garcia sped off when he tried to confront her. Investigators recovered the receipt from Katz Boutique, confirming the purchase of the sex toy, in addition to pulling phone and text records showing communication between the teacher and teen. They also found a photo of the two kissing.

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Hastings High School Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Female Student

Another Female Teacher Accused of Sex with Two Students

Megan Garland, 28-year-old teacher at Messmer High School,  Milwaukee, Wisconsin,  has been accused of having sexual relations with two male students.

According to the criminal complaint, a passerby saw a parked car in the Destiny High School parking lot with the windows “steamed up” on the evening of Thursday, May 23rd. When the passerby opened the car door found Garland performing an oral sex act on the 14-year-old boy. The witness detained Garland and the victim and then called police. The boy confirmed to police the witness’ statement.

Megan Garland is a science teacher at Messmer. A statement released by the school last week says she was suspended. The boy is student at the same school. Neither the defendant or victim are associated with Destiny High School.

The mother of the freshman who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by a teacher, says her son was manipulated. "Totally tricked. An overgrown person preying on a child." The mother says her son is doing okay, and will seek counseling.

On the Messmer High School blog Megan Garland was described as an an easygoing teacher who enjoys laughter and comedy. She also told that she " loves sharing her love of Science with her students to get them excited about the subject just as she was in high school." And that she " loves working with Messmer students and seeing the looks on their faces when they grasp a concept. She also likes sharing her knowledge with young people in hopes of some of them becoming the scientists of tomorrow." All references to Megan Garland were removed after her arrest.

The feeling of shock is spreading throughout Messmer's community after another male  student claims he was sexually assaulted by the same female teacher. Milwaukee Police say a 15-year-old boy filed a report earlier this week which claims Megan Garland assaulted him. The MPD doesn't know if there are more victims out there, but they encourage anyone who may have been a victim to come forward. On Wednesday police confirmed the first victim told investigators he was not the only one have an inappropraite relationship with his teacher.

Milwaukee police say Garland attempted to commit suicide after being found out, and was treated for her wounds. If convicted, Garland faces up to 40 years in prison.

Messmer High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee Female Teacher Caught in Car Performing Oral Sex on Teen Student

Brittany Larson guilty of sex with teen

Brittany Larson, 29-year-old former teacher at Devereux Glenholme School, New Milford, Connecticut, was sentenced earlier this month on an agreed upon charge of third-degree sexual assault to a 10-year prison sentence, suspended after nine months, to be followed by 10 years of probation.

Larson was accused of engaging in  sexual relationship between May 2011 to December 2011  with a 16-year-old student. The school serves students with Asperger's syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disorders. Female teacher was married and pregnant in her third trimester at the time of her arrest in October 2011. Police had been conducting an investigation since being contacted a moth earlier by administrators at the school. Mrs Larson was charged with second-degree sexual assault and held by police on a $25,000 bond. According to an arrest affidavit, staff members at the school  became suspicious of an inappropriate relationship after discovering racy online interactions with on the victim’s Facebook page. Ms. Larson told authorities her relationship with the student turned intimate in June 2011, and that she set up a secret Facebook page to communicate discreetly. The victim reportedly told police that the encounters took place on campus in multiple locations.

In June 2012, she turned down a plea deal that would have meant a 10-year sentence, suspended after 15 months, instead opting for the jury trial. Anyway, later she pleaded guilty to second degree sexual assault under the Alford doctrine. The Alford doctrine means that a defendant does not agree with all of the facts of the case but believes there is enough evidence to result in a conviction, and that pleading guilty could result in a more favorable sentence. Based on the sentence handed  she will be incarcerated for nine months at the most but will still be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

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Brittany Larson Sentenced for Sex with Teen Boy

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Volunteer Coach Aide Accused of Sex with Underage Wrestler

Colleen Lewandowski, 27-year-old woman from Franklin, Wisconsin, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 16-year-old boy.

She faces three counts of having intercourse with a child 16 or older, a misdemeanor.

Lewadowski allegedly met the young by when she was still married and was helping her husband coach wrestling. According to the criminal complaint, the boy told police Lewandowski used to assist at wrestling practices and meets last school year, and that he saw her again at a match in February, when he was no longer on the team. She told him about her marital problems and began communicating with him on Facebook, and then texting. The teen told police he began staying at Lewandowski's apartment, and having sex with her one month after they began chatting. They “began kissing and touching each other and then went to the bedroom where they engaged in sexual intercourse.” This allegedly happened multiple times in the month. Lewandowski said she would have the boy over to her place while her husband was staying at a friends place.

Lewandowski admitted to police that she did pick the boy up at school or near his home on several occasions, that he spent nights at her apartment and they engaged in sexual relations. Her attorney filed a motion seeking to suppress her statements because police questioned her at the police station for nearly 15 minutes before announcing her Miranda rights to a lawyer.

If convicted, Lewandowski faces up to two years and three months in jail. She  is expected back in court on Thursday, August 1st.

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Franklin woman accused of having sex with teenager

Monday, May 27, 2013

Cathleen Balman granted probation for having sex with student

Cathleen Balman, 40-year-old former language arts teacher at Clearwater Middle School, Clearwater, Kansas, has been placed on three years on probation for having sex with a former student and ordered her to have no contact with non-relatives under the age of 18.

Balman, married mother-of-two, pleaded guilty in March to engaging in a year-long indecent relationship with a 15-year-old boy. She pleaded guilty to one count of indecent liberties with a child. Her trial on three counts of indecent liberties with a child was scheduled to start next day. Two of the charges were dismissed as part of the plea bargain.

Balman was arrested and charged in November 2011 with having an sexual affair with one of her students for more than a year. Plice began their investigation in September after detectives reviewed text and photo messages that had been exchanged between Balman and the student. As the investigation progressed, according to prosecutors, it reportedly became apparent that Cathleen  Balman had become engaged in a sexual relationship with the student that spanned several months.

Because she had no prior convictions, the charge was in a “border box” on the state’s sentencing grid, which means the law makes no recommendation between probation and imprisonment. District Judge Terry Pullman concluded “by the narrowest of margins” that Cathleen Balman would be less likely to re-offend if she were placed in a treatment program rather than be sent to prison for 34 months as prosecutors were recommending.

When Cathleen Balman was then given a chance to address the court she told that she was really sorry for her actions. “It’s truly the biggest regret of my life,” she said. “I’m full of remorse. I take full responsibility for what happened. If given the privilege of probation I can assure you this will never happen again."

“I’d like to apologize to the victim and his family. I am truly sorry.”

After granting her probation, Pullman said told Balman that if she does re-offend, he will revoke her probation and order her to serve a 34-month prison sentence that will run consecutively to any new sentence she may receive. Meaning if this mother who likes to have sex with teens continues sexually abusing kids, she  ends up behind bars.

Balman, who taught language arts to eighth-graders for three years prior to her arrest, had joined the school district in 2008 after teaching second-graders for one year at Argonia Elementary School.

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Clearwater Teacher Cathleen Balman Granted Probation for Sex with Student

Crown Point Woman Gets Probation for Sex 16-year-old Relative

Teresa Lyn Peron, 30-year-old woman from Crown Point, Indiana, has been sentenced  to four years on probation for a sex crime involving a 16-year-old relative.

Peron, of 1000 W. South St., admitted she had engaged in sex acts several times with the teen boy  between April 2011 and June 2011 at her residence. The boy’s mother said the crime has torn apart the family.

The plea agreement originally called for two years on probation, but the judge said he would reject the agreement without a four-year probationary sentence. After giving defense attorney Edward Wartman time to confer with Peron, the sentencing went forward with the modification to the agreement.

Peron also must register as a sex offender for 10 years.

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Teresa Peron Admits Sex with 16-year-old Relative

Nicole Jacques Admites Sex with Former Student


Nicole Jacques, 26-year-old former former teacher at Calvary Baptist School from Hatfield Township, Pennsylvania, has admitted sexual relationship with her former student and pleaded guilty to a felony charge of corruption of a minor.

Jacque entered an open plea, which means there is no agreement between the prosecution and defense on a sentence. Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick Alloy  postponed sentencing until Jacques undergoes a Megan’s Law sexually violent predator assessment as well as an evaluation as to her suitability for a house-arrest sentence. Also, the judge directed the adult probation office to conduct a presentence investigation on Jacques’ background and that Jacques undergo a psychiatric/psychological evaluation. A sentencing date will be set after reports are completed. Jacques, who is free on $5,000 cash bail, could be sentenced to a maximum of 3½ to seven years in prison.

Jacques, of the 2000 block of Maple Avenue, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court on Wednesday to a felony charge of corruption of a minor in connection with incidents that occurred between February 2011 and February 2012. All the sex acts between adult woman and minor boy occured after Nicole Jacques abruptly resigned from her job at Calvary Baptist School in Landsdale. Though she wasn't employed, she continued to communicate with one her former students and the relationship gradually turned sexual.  The boy's father reported Jacques on Feb. 10 2012 after learning of the alleged debauchery.  Father discovered an excessive amount of calls from Jacques’ cell and home phone numbers to his son’s cellphone and brought the bill to police, according to court records. In just under three weeks spanning late January and early February, there were 37 phone calls and 1,168 text messages between the two, according to detectives. The student told them that he'd had sex with Jacques about 50 times at her apartment in Hatfield.

Nicole Jacques was initally charged with 20 counts of unlawful contact with a minor and 20 counts of corruption of a minor. According to plea dea, other charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault and unlawful contact with a minor are slated to be dismissed against Jacques at time of sentencing, court papers indicate.

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Former Teacher Admits Sex with 14-Year-Old Student

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Childplace Childcare Worker Accused of Child Sex


Megan Ralston, 27-year-old child caretaker from Jeffersonville, Indiana, has been accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old boy who was living at Childplace because of a variety of mental illnesses.

According to the Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull, Ralston began a four-month sexual relationship with the 14-year-old last August. The 14-year-old boy stayed at Childplace, a center that provides adoption, counseling and other treatment options for children in need. Ralston was a caretaker in the cottage where the boy stayed and is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with him on multiple occasions between August 2012 and November 2012. Court records said Ralston admitted to about 10 instances of physical contact with the teen, including two that involved oral sex in a cottage bedroom. In addition to sex at the Jeffersonville counseling center woman and boy  also had sex in a Childplace Inc. van on numerous occasions.

Ralston told police she thought the boy was attractive and admitted to having romantic feelings for him. She also admitted to giving the teen $120 in exchange for a love letter she wrote him when he told her he was going to report her. But during a later police interview, Ralston changed her story, saying the teen forced her to have sex.

A school resource officer at Jeffersonville High School alerted police about the alleged relationship after talking with the victim. The boy asked the officer about laws pertaining to adults having sex with minors and when the officer probed further the teen told him about the alleged sexual relationship with an employee of Childplace, 27-year-old Megan Ralston.  The officer also said he saw the student with a large amount of money. The victim said it all ended with the employee giving him money in exchange for a letter she wrote him.

Ralston appeared in front of a judge for the first time on Wednesday answering to two charges of sexual misconduct. Ralston is due back in late July. Her trial is slated for October.

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Southern Indiana childcare worker arrested for sex with minor

37-Year-Old Woman Accused of Sex with 15-year-old Runaway


Tammy Robinett, 37-year-old woman from Jefferson City, Missouri, has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy.

Robinett has been charged with two counts of second-degree statutory rape. Jefferson City Police  officers were called to the victim’s home by his mother after the boy ran away from home. The mother said the boy went to be with Robinett and that a few days before this incident, her son confessed to having sex with the older woman. The mother had told her son to stay away from Robinett, but he would not, so the mother called 911 after the boy said he was going to be with Robinett in the woods. Police found the juvenile and Robinett and they admitted to being in the woods together. The boy told officers he and Robinett had sexual contact the past month.

When questioned, Robinett admitted to having sex with the boy on two occasions, the second time while in the woods while officers were searching for them.

After her arrest Tammy Robinett was being held in the Cole County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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Jefferson City Woman Accused of Raping Teen Boy in Woods

Kathleen Cawthorne Sentenced for Sex with Student


Kathleen Cawthorne, 33-year-old former teacher at William Campbell High School, Rustburg, Virginia, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student, was sentenced to a total of 11 years for one count of indecent liberties with a child and three counts of electronic solicitation of a minor but Campbell County Circuit Court Judge John T. Cook suspended the time to be served to four months.


Cawthorne will also be on supervised probation for three years and must register as a sex offender. Cawthorne’s probation officer had testified that Cawthorne was bipolar with facets of hypersexuality which is probably the reason her sentence went from 11 years to four months.

In February Cawthorne pleaded no contest to one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor and three counts of electronic solicitation of a minor.

She was arrested in April 2012 on charges are based on incidents deputies believe took place between March 7 and March 13 when Cawthorne was a teacher at William Campbell Combined School. The student asked Cawthorne for her phone number, and the two began texting each other. The texts were of a sexual nature. On March 13, 2012, the two met at a store in Campbell County and rode around together in the student’s car, and the two had sexual intercourse. Kathleen Cawthorne also sent photos of herself showing the “upper part of her body” to the student.

Another teacher was shown the photos on another student’s phone and went to the principal. When the principal confronted Cawthorne, she admitted that the photos were of her and that she had allowed the student to touch her in private areas, but denied having sexual intercourse with the student. Kathleen Cawthorne, married mother of three, was released from her position with the school in March after the allegations surfaced.

The indecent liberties statute incorporates sexual touching or exposure.

Source:
Former High School Teacher's 11 Year Sentence Suspended to Just 4 Months

Donna Stewart raped two 12-year-old boys


Donna Craig Stewart, 48-year-old woman from Newton, North Carolina, has been convicted of two counts of first degree rape of a child.

Stewart was arrested on Jan. 11. Her arrest stemmed from the rape of two 12-year-old boys. One of the victims was a neighbor of Stewart’s and the other was the son of an acquaintance. Law enforcement was alerted after the mother of one of the boys read a Facebook conversation between the two boys and her son admitted to her that Mrs Stewart, who is over 3 timer older than her young victims, had performed oral sex on him and engaged in sex acts with both boys. The two rapes  occurred in December 2012 on the same day.

Donna Stewart was sentenced by Judge Richard Boner in Catawba County Superior Court between 25 and 32 years in prison.


Stewart was also ordered to lifetime registration with the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry and will be subject to satellite-based monitoring upon her release from prison.


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48-year-old Newton Woman Will Spend Years Behind Bars for Raping Two 12-year-old Boys

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mother Gets Prison For Raping 2-year-old Son


Emily E. Thompson, 26-year-old mother from Uhrichsville, Ohio,  will serve at least 10 years in prison for raping her then 2-year-old son in May 2011.

Thompson, of 317 S. Wardell St., pleaded guilty earlier this month to an amended Tuscarawas County grand jury indictment on charges of rape, child endangering and cruelty to animals. Judge Elizabeth Lehigh Thomakos ordered that she can’t have any contact with the boy, who resides with relatives.

Thomakos also classified Thompson as a Tier Three sex offender, which means that for the rest of her life she must register her address with the sheriff’s department of the county where she resides, if released from prison. Thomakos added that she considers the case to be especially serious because of the betrayal of trust by the mother.

In May 2011, Emily Thompson went to the Uhrichsville Police Department and she told officers that she had met a man who talked her into undressing herself and her son and engaging in sexual activity with the child. She also told police that five photos were taken and sent to his cellphone and email account and that another incident occurred where she again was coaxed into getting naked with the child and taking photos nude, but no child sex was involved that time. According to police, they initially thought she was a victim and being pressured into participation, but during the interviews they began to suspect Thompson after more more images of Thompson engaging in sex acts with her son surfaced. Her computers, cellphones and photo storage devices were forwarded to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

The incidents over a period from January to May 13, 2011, were investigated by Uhrichsville police and a county Children’s Services caseworker. She was indicted in September 2012, with the time needed for the testing and the schedules involved accounting for the lag time in the case, the prosecutor explained. During the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the residence of the 25-year-old New Philadelphia man involved in the case.

The sentence for raping a child is life in prison. However, under the amended indictment, Thompson pleaded guilty to statutory rape. That mandatory sentence is 10 years to life in prison, with possibility of parole after 10 years.

Source:
Uhrichsville Mother Sentenced for Raping Young Son

Teacher Accused of Sending nude pictures to student


Nikki Setzer Icard, 30-year-old math teacher at Alexander Central High School,  Taylorsville, North Carolina, has been arrested for indecent liberties with student.

Icard was charged with one felony count of taking indecent liberties with a student and turned herself in to authorities on Tuesday, May 21. According to investigators,  Icard allegedly  had an inappropriate relationship with a male student, which included Icard sending a nude photos of herself to the student. Icard was not only the student’s teacher but also his senior advisor.

According to the school's website, Icard taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2.  She hosted tutoring sessions before and after school and held a Math Lab every Thursday after school with the Senior Beta Club.

Icard, who was released on a $10,000 secured bond, has been suspended with pay at the present time. She has been employed with Alexander County Schools since August 2005

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Female High School Teacher Arrested for Indecent Liberties with Student

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Volunteer Coach Accused of Sex with Teen Girls


Angela Hensey, 24-year-old volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School, Las Vegas, Nevada, has been accused of having sex with teen female  student  and child luring.

Police began investigating the allegations made in January, less than a month after Hensey started as a volunteer coach. According to her inmate listing Hensey is charged with two counts of sex with a pupil and one count of luring a child. Hensey was an unpaid volunteer coach, but she went through the same background checks and screening as paid employees. Clark County School District Police  are also looking into the possibility that Hensey had an inappropriate relationship with another 15-year-old female student.

School District detectives conducted several interviews during their investigation and found that Hensey allegedly had a consensual sexual relationship with at least one  16-year-old girl. Although the age of consent in Nevada is 16 years old, state law prohibits school employees from having sex with students.
Police confronted Hensey, who did not cooperate with officials. After establishing probable cause, CCSD Police filed an affidavit for an arrest warrant with the Clark County District Attorney's Office, which granted its request and Hensey was booked into the Clark County Detention Center with bail set at $22,000.

Angela Hensey has been studying  Criminal Justice as her major at Our Lady of the Lake University.

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Las Vegas High School Coach Arrested on Student Sex Charges

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Texas Sub Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Sex with Boy


Judy Lynn Langford, alias Judy Lynn Harroff, 36-year-old former substitute teacher at Harmony ISD, Upshur County, Texas, has been  sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to attempted sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy.

Langford was arrested in August 2012 and was indicted on charges of sexual assault of a child and online solicitation of a minor after an eight month long investigation. Under the plea bargain, Mrs. Langford agreed to forfeit her substitute teacher’s license and to register as a sex offender until 10 years after she is paroled.


According to court papers, police said the sexual encounters between female teacher and male students took place at school, where Langford also sent her own children, and her home. According to invrestigators, the alleged victims were aged 15 and 16. Langford, mother of two, was suspended from her job on December 1st 2011 after school officials were told she was under investigation for engaging in sex with an minor. The school had no knowledge that anything was happening during the academic year.

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Judy Langford Sentenced to Prison

Friday, May 17, 2013

Bus driver accused of abusing underage girl


Kristin Miks, 32-year-old school bus driver from Woodland, Illinois, has been arrested for sexual assault and abuse of an underage girl.

Miks was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault and four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to a statement the sheriff's office released today. She has worked as a bus driver for Gurnee-based Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 for the last five years, according to the statement. The statement added that the girl thought to be the victim is not a student in the district. None of the sexual encounters between adult woman and teen girl happened on the school bus.

Police said the victim was 15 at the time of the alleged abuse. Her mother found messages from Miks referring to sexual encounters with the girl, and called police. Miks, a school bus driver for Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50, was suspended last month when the district was notified of a criminal investigation.

Miks’ bond was set at $150,000 and she is scheduled to appear in Lake County Court on June 12. The two sexual assault charges, both felonies, each carry four- to 15-year prison sentences. The four aggravated sexual abuse charges, also felonies, each carry three- to seven-year sentences.


iks was charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, according to online court records. She pleaded not guilty to those charges April 11, records show, and a jury trial is scheduled to begin June 10.

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Woodland School Bus Driver Charged with Sex Assault

Another Texas Female Teacher Accused of Sex with Student


Morgan Marricle, 26-year-old English teacher at Muleshoe High School, Bailey County, Texas, has been accused of engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.

The allegation suggests Marricle had an inappropriate physical relationship with a student. A police department news release said investigators have found evidence of inappropriate text messaging. The former teacher has been charged with a sexual offense by the Bailey County District Attorney’s Office. Although Marricle has not been arrested, charges are expected to be filed before a grand jury in June.

According to some students “That teacher was a big old flirt. You could tell she was a big flirt”. The rumors of an illicit relationship between female teacher and the child have been circulating around the small city of 5,100 residents. Muleshoe is a small town  located about 68 miles (109 km) northwest of Lubbock, in Bailey County, Texas.

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Muleshoe Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Relationship with 14-Year-Old Student

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lori Layher, Accused of Sex with Two Students, Pleaded Guilty to Lesser Charges


Lori A. Layher,  37-year-old guidance counselor formerly at Bronaugh High School, Nevada, Missouri, accused of having sexual relations with students pleaded guilty last week after four counts were dropped and two others were reduced to misdemeanors.

Layher had been charged with single counts of statutory rape and statutory sodomy and four counts of sexual contact with a student by a school employee. The counts stemmed from alleged sexual contact with two boys under the age of 17 between Dec. 1, 2009, and March 31, 2010, both on and off school grounds.  A plea agreement reached by the prosecution and defense attorney Christopher Mirakian allowed Layher to plead guilty to the lesser charges rather than face an Aug. 26 trial.

Layer was arrested in November 2011 and has been free on bond since then. Charges against her included four counts of having sexual contact with a student on public school property, one count of second-degree statutory rape and one count of second-degree statutory sodomy. The rape and sodomy charges are Class C felonies and the sexual contact charge is a Class D felony. If she would have been Hconvicted of the more serious felonies, she could have faced a maximum 30 years in prison, a $20,00 fine or both prison and a fine.

Instead of prison, Judge James R. Bickel sentenced Lori Layher to a year in the county jail on each count -- the sentences to run concurrent -- then suspended the jail time and placed Layher on supervised probation for two years. She was also ordered to  surrender her teaching certification to the state and agree to never teach again.

Documents allege that sexual activity between Layher and two male students took place over a lengthy period of time and at several locations in Vernon County including Layher's home, Bushwhacker Lake and Layher's office at Bronaugh High School. One of the students told an investigator that Layher asked for his cellphone number in late 2009 and he received a text message asking him to meet her at Bushwhacker Lake. The rendezvous allegedly led to sex in a parking lot at the lake. He told the investigator that on another occasion she invited him over to her house and engaged in both oral and conventional sex with him. The same student alleged that she engaged in oral sex with him multiple times in her office at the high school. The other student claimed similar sexual trysts at the lake and at her home.

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Counselor in Student Sex Scandal Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charges

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Substitute teacher Julie Pope accused of statutory rape


Julie Pope, 27-year-old substite teacher at Olive Branch Middle School,  DeSoto County, Mississippi,  is accused of statutory rape involving a 14-year-old male student.

A DeSoto County schools spokesperson said the former substitute was employed through a temp agency. Investigators said the teen was a student of the teacher's at some point. The alleged incident occurred earlier this year but did not happen on school property. Pope has not worked in a DeSoto County school since December of last year. The case is still under investigation.

DeSoto County schools gave following statement:

"Julie Pope, a former DeSoto County School employee, has recently worked for Kelly Services as a substitute teacher.

During her employment, DCS has no reports of illegal or inappropriate conduct. She passed background checks to work for the district and for Kelly Services, the professional agency who hires substitute teachers to work in DCS.

Julie Pope has not worked for DeSoto County Schools since December 2012, and her name has been removed from the substitute list."

DCS will fully cooperate with the Olive Branch Police Department's investigation.

Kelly Services also provided  a statement:

"Kelly Services is concerned about the report of inappropriate behavior and takes this situation very seriously. We are cooperating fully with the investigation and cannot comment further."

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Olive Branch High School Substitute Teacher Accused of Statutory Rape

Monday, May 13, 2013

Notorious Stepmom Sex Scandal Case Defendant Sentenced to Probation


Michelle Almonte-DeJesus, 27-year-old woman from Grand Island, Nebraska, who pleaded no contest to sexual assault charge in March has been sentenced to no jail for engaging in sex with her 15-year-old stepson.

Almonte-DeJesus will have to register as a sex offender and will spend five years on probation. She was also ordered that she not have a cell phone and have limited access to the internet.

As a result of the plea deal made with prosecutors, charges of incest, child pornography and creating obscene material against Almonte-DeJesus were dropped. According to records, the boy, who was 15 when sexual relationship with his stepmother began and turned 16 in June 2012, reported three incidents of first-degree sexual assault, eight incidents of incest, three incidents of consenting to child pornography and two incidents of creating obscene material.

While Michelle Almonte-DeJesus could have gotten 50 years in prison, Judge William Wright said in court last week he opted not to give her jail-time saying the boy might have been the one to instigate the sex acts. When the prosecuting attorney questioned whether this was a double standard,  the judge told him the sentence is similar to one of his prior cases involving a man. Hall County's Deputy Attorney Jon Hendricks said this case involved a family member. "To me that was one of the most horrendous aspects of this was. She was supposed to be a mother-figure to him and taking care of him-raising him. And it's just a different dynamic. And to me it just appears she took advantage of this child."


Victims father Enrique Almonte-DeJesus Jr. says he suspected something illicit was going on with his wife and son after he thought he saw them kissing one day, so he came up with a plan to catch them red-handed. “One day prior, I went downstairs and I saw them kissing, sitting on the couch,” he said. “I had my doubts, and I acted as if I was going to work, and I returned and found them having sex in my home.” According to court documents,  the woman and the 15-year-old traded nude photos of each other via cell phone and began having sex in January of last year.

Grand Island Woman Michelle Almonte-DeJesus Receives Probation for Sex with 15-year-old Stepson
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