A “support staff” employee at Christian Brothers Academy all-boys private school has been accused of sending nude photos of herself to a 16-year-old student.
38-year-old Sara M. McLaughlin was charged Monday with second-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.
She’s accused of sending the saucy pics via the photo-sharing app Snapchat, but isn’t accused of having had any actual sexual contact with the boy.
Authorities alleged communication between Mrs. McLaughlin and the student began at the end of March and ended at the end of April.
Administrators had begun hearing rumors, leading them to alert law enforcement.
While Snapchat’s draw, among other things, is to have photos disappear a set amount of seconds after being viewed, the victim is said to have taken screenshots; those are permanent.
Mrs. McLaughlin (yes, she’s married and a mother of two) surrendered with her attorney present on Monday.
She was arraigned in Town Court and released on $10,000 bail.