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A Florida teacher was arrested and charged Friday on a slew of charges after she was found to have exchanged a staggering 129,000 inappropriate texts with a female student.

44-year-old Alyson London, a physical education teacher at Apopka Memorial Middle School, started messaging the 14-year-old student last year. She used SnapChat and Kik to do so, and the relationship grew from there.

Police discovered that most of the plethora of messages were sexually explicit in nature, including discussions about sex, rape, drugs and abuse.

She was taken into custody Friday on charges that included solicitation to commit sexual battery, failure to report child abuse as a mandatory reporter, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Both the student and Ms. London deny having had any kind of sexual relationship.

 

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A Florida substitute teacher at a prep school stands accused of giving a 16-year-old student alcohol and having sex with him at her apartment.

28-year-old Alicia Bromfield was arrested Friday afternoon after staff at The Crenshaw School notified child-welfare workers about the relationship.

Authorities say Ms. Bromfield had exchanged inappropriate messages with the boy over Snapchat one night and eventually asked him if she could pick him up.

He agreed and they went back to her apartment and gave him vodka and other liquor. The boy told investigators that he was feeling “a little drunk” when she then suggested they watch a movie in her bedroom.

The two ended up having sex, then she drove him home.

Other teachers and administrators had started becoming suspicious of her relationship with the boy and had reported her to the Department of Children and Families.

She’s been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and having sex with a 16 or 17-year-old child.

She was released from jail on $5,100 bail.

 

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A Michigan teacher’s aide was charged Tuesday with engaging in oral sex with her daughters’ 15-year-old male friends, as well as supplying them alcohol.

41-year-old Bridget Caplin was busted after cops received an anonymous tip near the end of May.

The tip came in via an online site and just said a middle school teacher or teacher’s aide was having sex with teen students. The tipster didn’t provide the school that the alleged activity occurred at, but authorities got lucky on their first attempt by calling around the large school district. They discovered it was an employee at East Middle School.

The police started their investigation of Ms. Caplin soon thereafter. They went through the cellphones of the alleged teen victims, as well as the one belonging to Caplin.

One of the 15-year-old boys attended East Middle School, but wasn’t in any of the classes where Caplin was an aide. The other teen was a student at another location, West Middle School, at the time of the alleged misconduct.

Ms. Caplin was put on administrative leave very soon after the investigation started.

She was arrested on October 12th and charged with criminal sexual conduct third degree involving a person 13-15 years old, distributing obscene matter to children and using a computer to commit a crime.

She was arraigned on October 19th, and is being held in the Wayne County Jail on a $250,000 cash bond.

 

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A Texas middle school teacher has admitted to gunning down two of his neighbors after a Halloween party.

35-year-old Cary Heath, an Air Force veteran, according to the man who hosted the party, ran into his house and handed him his one-year-old baby, telling him, “This is the last time I will see the baby. I killed two people.”

Two men, Daniel Haros and Phillip Evans, dropped by the party for five minutes, according to the arrest affidavit, and had a “friendly and cordial” conversation. Mr. Heath then walked next door to his house after Haros and Evans went home.

A neighbor told cops that he heard gunshots at around 4 a.m. Sunday, and saw Heath standing over Haros, hitting him with the butt of a rifle.

When that witness yelled for him to stop, Heath purportedly pointed the rifle at him and asked if they had a problem.

Haros and Evans were found dead in two different driveways from gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma to their faces and heads.

Mr. Heath’s wife told investigators that he confessed to the murders and had asked her to clean up the blood in the gun safe where he keeps his weapons.

Heath was arrested in the school’s parking lot on capital murder charges and remains held on $1 million bail. The school district placed him on administrative leave.

 

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A Pennsylvania teacher has been hit with over 200 sex charges in relation to sexual assaults of two students.

33-year-old Randi Lynn Zurenko was taken into custody and suspended from co-ed private Catholic school where she taught social studies.

The students, identified only as Victims 1 and Victim 2, haven’t had their ages revealed.

One of the victims is a girl, and the gender of the other hasn’t been released.

Ms. Zurenko is said to have begun a relationship in January of  2013 with the girl. That girl has since graduated.

She and the teacher had gone to a park where Zurenko massaged her back and unclasped her bra.

In early 2015, she then began a relationship with Victim 2. That one lasted until October 14th.

They purportedly had sex multiple times, and Zurenko took photos during some of the acts, and some of the student in various states of undress. She also sent the student two nude selfies.

Authorities looked through the teacher’s phone and found multiple nude photos of Victim 2 and the snaps of the two having sex.

Ms. Zurenko confessed to providing both students with alcohol, having a sexual relationship with a current student, and to taking nude photos of the student.

She’s been charged with 153 counts of sexually abusing children, 13 counts of institutional sexual assault, 33 counts of unlawful contact with minors, 20 counts of sending obscene materials to a minor, and 13 counts of corrupting minors.

 

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A California teacher who was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager slashed his throat with a razor blade in court immediately after being found guilty of the crime Wednesday.

56-year-old Jeffrey Scott Jones was accused of molesting and having sex with a teen female relative of his live-in girlfriend back in 2012 and 2013.

A jury deliberated for just two hours before convicting him of continuous sexual abuse and aggravated sexual assault of a child. That’s when he made his move to slit his throat.

Authorities aren’t sure how Mr. Jones, who had been free on bail, managed to get the razor blade past security.

The former Advanced Placement English teacher at the Libra Academy, faces 66 years to life in prison. He was rushed to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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A married female teacher has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for molesting a 16-year-old female student.

Leslie DeWitt will have to serve every single day of the sentence with no possibility of parole. She must also register as a sex offender.

She was found guilty of molesting the girl during the 2009-2010 school year.

The married mother was convicted on two counts of molesting a child, but acquitted on two charges of sexual battery.

She’d been accused of having a sexual relationship with the girl between December 1, 2009 and July 30, 2010.

The unnamed student says Mrs. DeWitt abused her with a sex toy. She reported the crime three years later.

The student’s mother alerted police after her daughter, who’s now in college, suffered from depression and anxiety after the abuse.

DeWitt told the court that she and the teen were like sisters.

She also said the girl had access to a hidden house key and had spent the night in her home.

 

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A now-former teacher’s aide in New York admitted to sending material of a sexual nature a 15-year-old male student earlier this year.

23-year-old Nicole Green sent a photo of her naked breast to the student back in April, as well as two videos; one showing her naked, the other showing her masturbating.

She was charged with two felony counts of first-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor, and one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. She was allowed to plead to one of the felonies.

In exchange for her plea of guilty, her sentence will be no worse than one to four years in prison, and no less than six months in jail, plus 10 years probation. She will also have to register as a sex offender.

She’s facing charges of statutory rape in Wayne County, as well, for allegedly having sex with the teen.

She remains in the Cayuga County Jail pending sentencing on November 15th.

 

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A high school teacher in Washington state has been arrested, accused of having sex with a 16-year-old male student.

25-year-old Olivia Sondheim was arrested last Wednesday after authorities served a search warrant at her home.

The married teacher, who was in her second year teaching choir at Lynnwood High School, was arrested after school officials learned of the allegations, alerted a school resource officer, who then contacted cops.

During the course of that investigation, evidence was uncovered that she and the student developed a relationship that became sexual over time. That student is now 17 years old.

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She’s been charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor and booked into the Snohomish County Jail.

She’s been placed on administrative leave at the high school, pending the outcome of the investigation.

 

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A teacher in Chicago, Illinois has been accused of sexually assaulting two students at the school where she worked.

29-year-old June Kendall stands accused of having sex with two 17-year-old students, one of which she had sex with twice in her classroom during school hours.

The teacher at Urban Prep Academy had made friends with the with the two boys on Snapchat during the 2015-2016 school year. The friendships then turned sexual when she started sending the boys photos of herself in various stages of undress. She also told one of them that she wanted to have sex with him. In September, it happened.

It all came unraveled when that student and the teacher were exchanging messages about having sex, and someone saw the messages. A witness saw the two leave her classroom after they’d spent nearly half an hour alone together.

Mrs. Kendall and the second student had connected on Snapchat last school year, where they started sending each other sexually explicit messages this fall. In those messages, Kendall sent him photos of herself nude, scantily clad and sexually explicit.

That student told a friend later that same day.

The witness who’d seen the teacher and first student come out of the classroom went to school administrators the next day. Police were called and an investigation started.

It was while authorities were investigating the first victim that they found out about the second one.

Mrs. Kendall’s husband and father are standing by her, and were in court with her this past Saturday.

She’s been charged with criminal sexual assault and was ordered held on $100,000 bond.

She’s due back in court next week.

 

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A California teacher was taken into custody this past Thursday after authorities found evidence that she’d had sexual relations with a minor.

45-year-old Gina Holbrook was the subject of an investigation that started on September 30th which accused her of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy for almost eight months. She wasn’t the teen’s teacher, however.

She was let go from her teaching position and was arrested and charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, oral copulation with a minor, and digital penetration with a minor.

She was released on $75,000 bail.

 

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A female Virginia teacher has been accused of sex crimes against a student.

30-year-old Amanda M. Nasser, who was employed with Louisa High School and worked as a sign language interpreter, was arrested late last month after the alleged relationship was discovered.

It’s alleged to have occurred off school grounds between September 18th and September 26th.

She was charged with two counts of solicitation of a minor, and one count of indecent liberties of a student by someone in a supervisory capacity.

She appeared in court this past Thursday and was denied bond. She has another court date on October 17th.

 

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A former middle school music teacher in Illinois has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old student.

34-year-old Briana Travis pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual assault in Lake County court this past Wednesday.

She’d been working as a music teacher at Webster Middle School when a concerned parent contacted the police about inappropriate texts between the teacher and the student. Authorities determined that Ms. Travis was involved in the sexual relationship between June 1, 2015 and October 15, 2015.

Some of the sex acts even occurred at the school during the school day.

She’s required to serve at least 85% of the sentence before being eligible for parole, and must serve at least three years on parole. She’ll be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.

Another 11 counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sex abuse were dropped as part of the plea agreement. The victim’s family agreed to the sentence.

She’ll receive 349 days credit for time served in Lake County jail, where she was held on $1 million bail.

 

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A married teaching assistant stands accused of performing a sex act on a teenage student during a school trip.

36-year-old Jill Meldrum-Jones is alleged to have performed a sex act on the boy during that trip, and over a three-month period.

She’s also alleged to have sexually assaulted a second teen boy from the same school.

Mrs. Meldrum-Jones, at a 10-minute appearance at Warwickshire Justice Centre in Leamington Spa yesterday, only spoke to confirm that she didn’t want to enter a plea.

She’s been charged with five counts of touching a teenage boy, two counts of causing or inciting the boy to engage in sexual activity, and grooming a boy under the age of 16 by text or messaging with the intention of meeting to engage in sexual activity. She’s been released on bail and her trial starts next month.

As a condition of her bail, she’s not allowed to approach colleagues at the school and isn’t allowed unsupervised access with children under 16, unless approved by social workers.

 

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A Georgia substitute teacher was arrested this past Friday for allegedly having sex with, not one, but two students.

38-year-old Laura Rich had sex with a 16-year-old student in early 2015, and had sex with an 18-year-old student in late 2015. Both incidents occurred in her home.

The Cherokee County School District initially notified the sheriff’s office of the allegations and they launched the investigation.

She’s been charged with two counts of sexual assault by a teacher and has been released on a $22,400 bond.

 

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A Pennsylvania teacher has been arrested and charged for sending nude photos and a masturbation video to a 17-year-old student.

37-year-old Stephanie France Luckey, an English teacher at Muhlenberg High School, surrendered to authorities Tuesday after an investigation that started on June 13th.

That investigation began after law enforcement were notified by Childline, a child abuse hotline, and the Berks County Children and Youth Services.

During that investigation, it was learned that Ms. Luckey had had inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old male student.

That student was interviewed on June 20th and again on July 13th. He informed detectives that the teacher had created a private Twitter account for the explicit purpose of talking through direct messages. This went on from April through June. At some point, those conversations turned sexual, according to the boy.

He says Ms. Luckey had sent him five to 10 nude and partially nude photos of herself, and one video featuring her masturbating. The two would also make out in her classroom after school.

Ms. Luckey admitted her inappropriate relationship to detectives on July 5th and resigned from her job on August 4th.

She’s been charged with unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors.

 

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A North Carolina teacher has been arrested for sending nude photos to several male students.

33-year-old Shannon Handy Wood was found to be the subject of inappropriate pics being passed around by students who were hiding the photos in an app designed to look like a calculator.

The now-former teacher at William Ellis Middle School turned in her resignation on August 30th.

She was charged Thursday with a statutory sex offense with a child under 15, indecent liberties with a minor, disseminating obscene material to a minor, and three counts of disseminating material harmful to a minor.

 

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An Arkansas substitute teacher in Craighead County substitute has been arrested for having sex with a 13-year-old boy.

31-year-old Latasha Schoolfield admitted to an investigator with the Jonesboro Police Department that she’d had sex with the boy as well as sent him three nude photos.

The young victim told an investigator with the Arkansas State Police that on August 30th he and Ms. Schoolfield had had sex at a Motel 6. He also said that they’d had sex “three to five” times in his bedroom at his home.

The boy’s mother showed them a nude photo of of the saucy sub that was sent to the victim, as well as text messages between the two.

She’s been charged with four counts of rape and one charge of sexually grooming a child.

She was released from the Craighead County jail late Friday afternoon, and is scheduled to appear in court on October 31st.

 

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A teacher in Georgetown, Delaware’s Indian River School District has been arrested and charged for having sex with a 17-year-old male student.

23-year-old Nicole Degirolano was taken into custody Tuesday for the alleged acts which occurred while she worked at the G.W. Carver Educational Center in a special placement program for English language learners.

She’s been charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust, authority or supervision and transported to Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of $80,000 secured bail.

She’s been placed on unpaid leave.

 

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A Colorado teacher, a career teacher at that, has been accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl who was part of a family she befriended. She purportedly did so over a number of years, possibly stretching back as far as 2008.

41-year-old Alexandra Kuisis was arrested after the victim came forward years after the abuse to disclose the assaults. An investigation led to that arrest.

She’s been charged with three counts of sexual assault on a child, three counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, and sexual assault on a child; a pattern of abuse.

She’s next due in court on October 6th.

 

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A Fresno, California teacher was arrested last week for performing sex acts on a 14-year-old student at least three times.

30-year-old Justine Nelson was booked and released this past Thursday, and was charged with one count of oral copulation with a minor, and two counts of possession of child pornography.

Mrs. Nelson, who’s married, admitted to cops that she and the boy had a relationship.

Her relationship with the teen started last spring while he was a student in her class.

The two engaged in sexual activity at Tenaya Middle School, where Nelson’s a part-time teacher.

She performed a sex act on him at least three times, then sent him nude photos over the summer. He purportedly posted them online

The victim is now in high school and no longer attends Tenaya Middle School, where, thus far, Mrs. Nelson still has a job.

When he posted the photos online, some of his fellow students saw them, prompting the vice principal to notify police.

Authorities are still investigating to see if there are other victims.

 

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A California teacher’s aide has been arrested for having sex with an underage special needs student.

35-year-old Theresa Marie Ramirez, according to cops, had been having sex with the student since back in the fall of 2015.

The student was telling another teacher’s aide about the sexual relationship when that aide notified police about it. It’s believed their relationship was on-and-off for roughly a year, during which Ms. Ramirez had sex with the student and gave him alcohol.

She purportedly took him to her apartment on several occasions to have sex with him.

Investigators believe the relationship occurred just after the start of the 2015-2016 school year. The victim was able to describe her apartment, as well as a tattoo that Ramirez has on her body.

She’s been charged with four felony counts including statutory rape, plus a misdemeanor for supplying him with the alcohol.

 

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A foul-mouthed high school teacher was suspended after she made a number of off-color (to put lightly) comments to her students, including telling one, “lick me where I fart.”

Jennifer Elizabeth Green-Johnson, who teaches grades 10 through 12 at Dunnville Secondary School in Ontario, Canada, was suspended without pay for a month and is scheduled for a disciplinary hearing on September 23rd.

According to the Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Teachers, the teacher is also being investigated for telling a student who’d brought coffee to class to “get that fucking thing out of here,” calling another student a “bloody pedophile,” telling another one, “I have never said this to a student before, but fuck you,” telling yet another student…one who’d offered her muffins in exchange for good grades, “You mean a bribe? I’d be able to shit for a week because of all that fiber,” telling one female student she looked like a “frumpy old lady,” and once telling her class, “It’s debate, not masturbate.”

Grand Erie Superintendent Scott Sincerbox told a local paper that “multiple reports” have been filed concerning Green-Johnson, resulting in short suspensions, both paid and unpaid.

 

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A Tennessee elementary school teacher was arrested Monday for having filmed over 40 girls changing in a closet on school grounds.

30-year-old Jarrett Jones, an assistant band director and former teacher at Napier Elementary school, had secretly filmed the minor girls in the school’s music room using a tiny and hidden recording device.

Mr. Jones had asked a co-worker to take a look at his computer after it began having problems. That co-worker stumbled upon the files and alerted staff.

The videos were taken from a folder on his hard drive titled “Napier” at his home. During police questioning, Jones admitted that he’d recorded around 20 students. Once the hard drive was obtained, police found at least double that number of different young girls recorded.

Authorities detailed one video showing a young girl being led to the music room closet by Mr. Jones, where she was then given a choir shirt to try on.

After Jones leaves the room, the girl changes into the shirt. He then takes her back to the closet, says something to her, then leaves. Once he leaves, the girl removes her training bra and puts the choir shirt back on.

Jones was arrested on two counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation, and three counts of sexual exploitation of minors.

His bond was set at $100,000 and he may well be handed more charges.

 

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An Oklahoma teacher was taken into custody Friday for inappropriate contact with a child.

48-year-old Shelley Jo Duncan was arrested by special agents with the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation arrested after Tishomingo Police asked for help. The OSBI interviewed several people and gathered enough evidence to make the arrest.

“We believe there was an inappropriate sexual relationship between this women and a young male student,” said OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown. “The Tishomingo Police Dept. requested OSBI and had gathered this information of an alleged affair was going on.”

She just happens to be married to the Superintendent of Schools for Tishomingo Public Schools, Kevin Duncan. She’s a certified Pre-K-12 counselor and works as an English teacher at an alternative education high school.

She’s also worked at the Office of Juvenile Affairs as a Juvenile Justice Specialist from 1998-2006. Then she moved on to the Department of Corrections, where she worked as a probation and parole officer. She resigned that position in 2012.

Lastly, she was the head cheerleading coach at Tishomingo High School.

She was booked into the Johnston County Jail on a complaint of lewd or indecent proposals or acts with a child under 16.

 

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A former Florida teacher at Nease High School pleaded guilty Thursday to a single count of having sex with a student. She was sentenced to one year in the St. Johns County jail.

29-year-old Dionne Younce was a physical education teacher, but was fired in February after allegations of misconduct with students surfaced.

The Sheriff’s Office says it began investigating her in January after getting “three or four letters” from students saying that she’d had an inappropriate relationship with at least one student.

A 17-year-old told investigators that he’d had sex with her at least twice in her apartment.

Three students say she’d messaged them and sent them text messages, starting last fall. One of them says she also Snapchatted with him. He called it “casual,” but says it then “turned sexual after a while”.

Ms. Younce was suspended by the St. Johns County School Board in January while the investigation was being carried out, and was officially fired in February.

She was arrested February 25th on two counts of unlawful sexual activity with minors.

She was sentenced to 364 days in jail, but the judge gave her credit for two days of time served.

Upon her release, she’ll spend five years on probation with sex offender conditions, and will be required to register as a sex offender.

 

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A now-former teacher in New York was charged Monday for having sex with a 17-year-old male student in a classroom.

30-year-old Marina Y. Viviani has been charged with third-degree rape and sodomy-related felony sex act charges, each of which carries up to four years in prison. She’s also been hit with misdemeanor sex crime charges.

The incidents are said to have taken place in November and December of 2014 at the school for troubled youth.

The high school English teacher was employed by the district for a year, but has since been placed on administrative leave, and isn’t expected to return.

Ms. Viviani is alleged to have had sex with the student in a LaSalle School classroom before he was discharged from a residential program.

Viviani’s attorney, Michael S. Pollok, says she denies the allegations, which he says are the “product of an extortion scheme perpetrated by the complainant and his accomplice.”

He went on to say that Viviani “adamantly denies that she had sexual contact with this person while he was a student at La Salle.”

The abuse allegations came to light after the saucy teacher is said to have “continued a relationship with the student, which included phone calls, text messages, the exchange of digital photos and travel to New York City.”

She was released under supervision and is scheduled to appear in court again on September 23rd.

 

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An Ohio high school teacher has pleaded not guilty to having sex repeatedly with a female student almost 20 years ago.

48-year-old Kimberly Siracuse was arrested Sunday on three counts of sexual battery stemming from incidents that stemmed way back from 1997.

She works as a social studies teacher at Ashland High School but has been on paid leave since March.

Police turned over the results of their investigation to the prosecutor’s office back in June. Ms. Siracuse was taken into custody at just after 9 p.m. Sunday at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Ashland.

A grand jury indicted her last week on the three sexual battery counts following a long investigation.

Each count carries a possible sentence of up to five years in prison. The statute of limitations on the charges is 20 years.

She was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond Monday after pleading not guilty to the charges.

As a condition of her release, she’s barred from having any contact with the victim or any student or staff at the school unless required for her work.

She’s scheduled to go on trial next March.

 

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A former Oklahoma teacher’s aide that was charged last year with lewd or indecent proposals/acts to a child under 16, pleaded guilty on August 25th.

30-year-old Brittney Rae Padget, on January 28, 2015, had deputies respond to her home after a complaint from her own husband. He’d found inappropriate content on her phone that involved a 15-year-old student. That content also included messages back and forth on social media between her and the student. That went on for over three months.

She also purportedly kissed the minor student in her vehicle while waiting for hiss parents to pick him up from school.

She admitted to investigators that she’d known he was 15 when she engaged in the behavior.

She was given a three-year suspended sentence with probation, ordered to pay fines, ordered to complete community service, and must register as a sex offender for life.

 

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A teacher in Alabama stands accused of having sex with a student after a sexually explicit video started circulating among students.

33-year-old Charlaina Lee Wilson was arrested Friday after school officials and authorities learned of the video.

The video showed the agricultural teacher at Selma High School masturbating.

Authorities say she had sex with the unnamed student several times and at various locations, including on school grounds.

Her relationship with the student lasted at least two years.

She’s been charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy, transmitting obscene material to a child by computer, and distributing material harmful to minors.

She’s currently being held on a $1,000,000 bond as the investigation continues.