Saturday, December 27, 2014

Krista Young

Krista Young, 35-year-old, special education paraprofessional in the Lewisville school district, Texas, has been jailed after being accused of having an improper relationship with a student.

Police say they were notified Tuesday by Lewisville Independent School District officials that one of their employees “may have had inappropriate contact with a student.” Same day, police say, a detective in the Crimes Against Children division interviewed Krista Young who admitted to a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student.

Young, who works at the Purcell Support Center. During that interview told investigators that she “had engaged in sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old male student on several occasions in the last couple of months,” according to a release from the department.
Young, who is single mother, turned herself in to the Lewisville jail on Friday. She was then arraigned and transferred to the Denton County jail on Sunday, where her bond was set at $10,000. She’s been charged with improper relationship between educator and student, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years behind bars and a $10,000 fine. Denton County jail records do not show that she has been released.
Police say the parents of the 16-year-old boy have been working with detectives and the district.
“Additionally,” police say, “all parents who have students served at Purnell were contacted on the same day.”

Source:
Lewisville teacher’s aide admitted to sex with special-needs student

Friday, December 26, 2014

Emily Nesbit

Emily L. Nesbit, 32-year-old former teacher at Cumberland Valley High School (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), sentenced by Cumberland County Judge Albert Masland to 4 years of probation.

Nesbit, who was an 11th grade English teacher, pleaded guilty in September to one count of institutional sexual assault for having sexual contact with an 18-year-old male student.
As a condition of her sentence, she is also to undergo sexual-offender treatment and is a Megan’s Law registrant.
Silver Spring Township Police said they began their investigation after the school’s associate principal, Rob Martin, was informed by an 18-year-old female student that she was looking through a male student’s cellphone, with his permission, and found a conversation between the male student and Nesbit she thought was sexual in nature.
When police interviewed the male student, he told officers he would meet with Nesbit in her classroom at the end of the school day and said female teacher and male student had held hands, kissed and had sexual contact, police said. The two had been communicating regularly for about two months, police said.
Police indicate the student and Nesbit had exchanged provocative photos of each other, and messages from Nesbit on the student’s phone indicated her desire to have sex with him and implied past sexual activity, police said.

Emily Nesbit admitted to having sexual contact with the student when interviewed by officers, police said.
And in court on Tuesday, Nesbit said she takes responsibility for what she has done.
“I am incredibly remorseful, and I sincerely apologize to those who suffered as a result of my actions,” Nesbit said.

Source:
Emily Nesbit sentenced to probation for sexual contact with student

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Stephanie Seabury

Stephanie Seabury, 22-year-old former English teacher at Fred Fifer III Middle School, Camden, Delaware, must register as a sex offender after she admitted to raping a 13-year-old boy.

Seabury was charged with sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust or authority and was sentenced to 18 months probation by Superior Court Judge Robert B. Young.

In a surveillance video obtained by police, Seabury can be seen climbing into her car with the unidentified boy outside of Fred Fifer III Middle School on February 26. She then drove him to her apartment, where they had sex. The boy notified the police of the incident two weeks later.

Officials at the middle school were contacted by police the day after the boy notified them about the encounter. Staff then helped uncover the surveillance camera tape that shows naughty teacher and the teenager climbing into her car together. During the investigation, police also found the inappropriate phone and picture messages sent by Seabury.

Seabury, a Long Island, New York, native and University of Delaware graduate, has also been ordered to have no contact with either the victim or other children.

Source:
Female teacher gets probation for raping 13-year-old boy

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Linda Hardan


Linda Hardan, 21-year-old substitute teacher at Manchester Regional High School, Wayne, New Jersey, has been accused of sexually assaulting at least one 16-year-old student and sexually abusing 14-year-old student.

She is facing trial after allegedly sexually assaulting several of her students and sending explicit text messages to others.
Hardan allegedly took a 16-year-old student to a location in Wayne and sexually abused him, prosecutors claim.
She also reportedly sexually assaulted an eight-grade student at Haledon Public School – where she also works – as well as sending explicit texts to both him and a separate 16-year-old.

She has pleaded not guilty to the charges and remains in Passaic County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail. She could face more than two decades in prison if convicted,

Authorities first arrested Linda Hardan and accused her of taking a student to a location in Wayne on Nov. 20 and engaging in sex with him. Passaic County prosecutors added sexting charges against Hardan a few days later, alleging that she texted sexually explicit photos to another 16-year-old student at Manchester.



Latest charges announced involve a 14-year-old eighth grader at a Haledon public school, where Hardan is also a substitute teacher, Passaic County prosecutors said. During a subsequent investigation, she was found to have allegedly assaulted the 14-year-old boy in early November, as well as sending sexually explicit texts to him and the other Manchester student. The exact details of the messages she reportedly sent have not been revealed.

Source:
N.J. substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting teen boys

Friday, June 7, 2013

Christina Preston

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.

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.

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

Amy Mueller

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

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

Lisa Harroff

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.


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

Friday, May 31, 2013

Kelly Garcia

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.

Source:Hastings High School Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Female Student
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