Here is a list of the teacher ‘sexpidemic’ cases WND has documented where female teachers have been accused, or convicted, of assaulting students:


Abbie Jane Swogger

Abbie Jane Swogger, 34: Teacher’s aide at Highlands Senior High School in Harrison, Pa., was arrested Feb. 22, 2008, for renting a hotel room where police found beer, marijuana, an open condom wrapper and at least four teenage girls and boys, including several of her 15-year-old son’s friends. Though categorically denying rumors she was having sex with students from the school, Swogger was quoted as saying, “I was stupid, very stupid. I already know I was and I can understand you looking at me wrong. It’s the biggest mistake I ever made in my whole life.” Police allege Swogger “asked or encouraged” two 15-year-old runaway girls to have sex with her. According to a police papers, Swogger admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy and asked police, “How serious is that?” The one-time exotic dancer resigned Feb. 25, 2008. Swogger accepted a 3- to-6-year jail term that included a 36-year probation on May 26, 2009. “I’m sorry I was not the role model I should have been. I’m really sorry,” she told the judge.


Abigail Holloway

Abigail Holloway, 33 The former gym teacher at the Christian prep school, Kings Academy, in Sunnyvale, Calif., was arrested March 5, 2009, at St. Mary’s Academy in Englewood, Colorado, where she was working, on charges stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with a female student lasting from 2001 to 2005. The girl, now a student at Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash., told a school counselor about the relationship that had occurred in California beginning when she was 13. During that time, according to the girl, she and Holloway were intimate “over 100 times.” “We have a very special relationship. It is a gift from God,” states an alleged e-mail from Holloway to the girl in March 2003. “Not many people are going to understand that, but we know in our hearts that God made us for each other!” Holloway is fighting extradition.


Adrienne Laflamme

Adrianne Hockett: Accused of having sex with a 16-year-old special-needs student in a Houston apartment she rented for the get-togethers. The boy has testified the pair would “have sex, drink beer and smoke weed.”

Adrienne Laflamme, 60: Science teacher at the Brevard County Juvenile Detention Center in Cocoa, Fla., was arrested June 25, 2008, for having a four-week heated affair with an inmate student, 17, within days of his release. The boy’s mother said the teacher regularly picked him up from their home to have sex at her own residence. Laflamme had sex with the student at least 15 times, including one threesome with a 14-year-old boy. She has been charged with 15 counts of unlawful sex with minors and one count of filing a false police report.


Alison Mosbeck

Alison Mosbeck, 33: History teacher at Dueitt Middle School in the Spring, Texas, school district was arrested Oct. 26, 2007, for allegedly having intercourse at least three times with one of her students, a 14-year-old boy. The mother of one of the students’ friends saw text messages from Mosbeck on the student’s cellphone and alerted authorities.


Alison Peck

Alison Peck, 23: Former teacher at Greenfield High School in Greenfield, Mo., was charged May 22, 2009, in Green County with statuatory rape after convincing two friends to help her spend a night at a motel in Springfield with a 16-year-old boy who used to be her student. Peck had already been charged in Dade County on May 14 with having sexual relations with the boy at a park in that county sometime between January and March. On the day after receiving that citation, she arranged with friends to meet the boy at the Springfield motel. On May 17, she was charged with statuatory sodomy and statuatory rape because the boy told the detective that he had liaisons with Peck at her home in Mount Vernon. Judges have set bonds of $2,500 in Dade County, $10,000 in Lawrence County, and $200,000 in Greene County and Leo has been issued a no-contact order, told to stay 1,000 feet away from the boy’s home and school and to surrender her passport.


Allenna Ward

Allenna Ward, 24: Minister’s daughter from Laurens County, S.C., was a second-year teacher at Bell Street Middle School in Clinton, S.C., when she was fired Feb. 28, 2007, for allegedly having sex with at least five boys. Some of the purported victims, ages 14 and 15, were students at Ward’s school. Authorities say the married woman had sex with the boys not only on campus, but also at a motel, in a park and behind a restaurant. On Sept. 6, 2007, Ward pleaded guilty to six charges – three second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and three lewd acts on a minor. “Today, I publicly admit my guilt and would like to apologize. I sincerely apologize for the effects of my actions,” she told the court. On Feb. 19, 2008, she was sentenced to six years in prison.


Amanda Athey

Amanda Athey, 27: Charged Aug. 8, 2007, in Huntersville, N.C. with three counts of indecent liberties with a female student and one count of sexual activity with a female student. The relationship came to light when the girl’s father became suspicious of the Hopewell High School English teacher’s friendship with his daughter. She had told the father she was married to a man named Cal but after her arrest, it came to light she lived with another woman named Callie.

Amber Jennings, 31: Though Jennings was initially charged with having sex with a 16-year-old, the counts against the Sturbridge, Mass., woman were reduced to a single charge of disseminating harmful materials to a minor. She reportedly admitted e-mailing naked photos of herself to a former student. She received no jail time, only two years of probation after pleading guilty in September 2005.


Amber Marshall

Amber Marshall, 23: Northwest Indiana woman allegedly had sexual contact, including intercourse, with several students at Hebron High School, and turned herself into authorities, telling police she knew what she did was illegal.

Amira Sa’Di, 30: Clayton County, Ga., math teacher at Mundy’s Mill High School was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a student in November 2005. She reportedly remarked she didn’t think her relationship was inappropriate based on her Internet research, learning Georgia’s age of consent is 16.


Amy Beck

Amy Beck, 33: Teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank, Calif., surrendered to police March 8, 2010, apparently overcome by guilt, according to authorities. She allegedly had a sexual relationship with one of her male students, who was 14 at the time, from March to September 2009. Beck was charged with five counts, including four counts of unlawful sex with a person under 16 and one count of oral copulation with a person under 16. She faces up a maximum sentence of up to seven years in state prison.

Amy Bramhall, 33: Education technician was arrested in January 2006 after a 15-year-old boy at the alternative education school in Warren, Maine, told police he had an ongoing sexual relationship with her. Flirting allegedly eventually led to an estimated 200 sexual encounters. In December 2006, she received three and half years in prison, with all but one year suspended, and four years probation.

Amy Elder
Amy Elder

Amy Elder, 28: Ripley High School teacher and softball coach in Memphis, Tenn., was indicted June 4, 2008, on 15 counts, including rape and sexual assault, after allegedly having had sexual relations with two female students. “I’d heard rumors going around school that she’s seeing girls not guys,” said one student, “but it wasn’t none of my business.”


Amy Lilley

Amy Gail Lilley, 36: Inverness, Fla., woman and softball coach at Lecanto High School charged with a lesbian relationship with a 15-year-old girl. She received no prison time, being sentenced in January 2006 to two years of house arrest and eight more years of probation.


Amy McElhenny

Amy McElhenney, 25: Charged with having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old male student, the 25-year-old Hebron High School Spanish teacher and former Miss Texas contestant will not be serving any jail time after a Denton County, Texas, grand jury refused to issue an indictment in September 2006. While the age of consent in Texas is 17 years, a state law bans sexual relationships between educators and students even if the student is of legal age and the relationship is consensual. She could have faced 20 years in prison if indicted and convicted.

Amy N. Miller, 23: A student teacher at Union-Endicott High School and Owego Free Academy in New York, she was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. State police said Miller, a student in Binghamton University’s teacher education program, faced charges of third-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child. She was suspended from the university and dismissed from teaching assignments after her arrest Oct. 4.


Amy Northcutt

Amy Northcutt, 26: Former history teacher at Turlock Christian School in Turlock, Calif. was arrested on June 2, 2008, along with her husband, Justin Northcutt, 27, a substitute teacher at the same school, for sending erotic text messages to a 16-year-old female student and attempting to arrange group sex with her. Police were called in when the girl’s mother became suspicious of Mr. Nothcutt’s attention toward her daughter.


Amy Yarbrough

Amy Yarbrough, 32: Third-year English teacher at Atkins High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., was arrested Dec. 3, 2009, and charged with having an illegal sexual relationship with a student. Authorities filed seven counts of sexual activity with a student and three counts of taking indecent liberties with a student. All of the charges are felonies.

Andrea Fox, 33: German teacher at Easton Area High School in Palmer Township, Pa., submitted her resignation June 17, 2008, after reportedly being caught arranging a sexual rendezvous with a student. Sources said Fox was found by school officials in May 2008 accepting an invitation for sex from a 17-year-old student during an instant message chat on her school computer. A criminal investigation was under way with local police.


Andrea Martinez

Andrea Martinez, 26: Schoolteacher with the Stanfield Elementary School District in Maricopa County, Ariz., was arrested June 30, 2010, when police, using night-vision goggles from a distance, observed two individuals in her white SUV appearing to have consensual sexual intercourse. Officers learned that the male in the car was only 14 years old and a former student of Martinez. Reportedly, both admitted to having sexual intercourse before the officers arrived and the teen claimed the same had happened the previous month.


Angela Christine Coffey

Angela Christine Coffey, 34: Cheerleading coach and English teacher at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Ga., gave birth to a baby girl in April 2007 following what police called a consensual relationship with a 17-year-old student. The former student declined to cooperate with prosecutors and has visited Coffey in jail since she pleaded guilty July 27 to sexual assault on a person in custody, jail records show. “It was only a crime because of the status of the victim – student-teacher,” Coffey’s attorney said.


Angela Comer

Angela Comer, 26: Middle-school teacher from Tompkinsville, Ky., fled with her alleged lover, her 14-year-old male student, before being tracked down in Mexico where she reportedly planned to marry the boy. Comer later claimed she was forced at gunpoint by the boy to go to Mexico. She was indicted in January 2006 for illegal sex acts with a minor and returned to Kentucky. Charges included felony custodial interference, two counts of third-degree sodomy and four counts of unlawful transaction with a minor relating to sexual acts. On May 9, 2007, Comer pleaded guilty to one-count of third-degree sodomy, and was slated to serve 10 years in prison as part of a plea agreement.


“Angel” Lindle

Angela “Angel” Simmons Lindle, 37: The Edgewood Middle School science teacher was arrested by Ninety Six, S.C., authorities on Feb. 20, 2009, following an investigation of allegations of a sexual relationship with a make student, 15. The boy, 14 at the time the relationship began, described numerous encounters with Lindle and, according to warrants, Lindle admitted to 7 charges. On March 21, 2009, while out on bail, Lindle was found dead in her home, apparantly from a self-inflicted gun shot.

Angela Palmer
Angela Palmer

Angela Palmer, 20: Lunchtime monitor at Lasselle Elementary School in Riverside County, Calif., was arrested on suspicion of child molestation on June 10, 2008, after being caught in a compromising position in a parked vehicle with a 16-year-old female student by deputies checking suspicious activity. The incident occurred after summer break had begun. “If school was not over, we would pull her in and do an administrative leave,” said the school’s information officer


Angela Stellwag

Angela Stellwag, 24: Delran, N.J., woman accused of having sex in her apartment with a 14-year-old boy she met in school. She was charged with sexual assault for activity that allegedly took place in August 2004. She pleaded not guilty in August 2006.

Anna Bettencourt

Anna Bettencourt, 38: The teacher at Bliss High School in Gooding County, Idaho, was arraigned on Feb. 18, 2009, on two counts of sexual battery of a minor child 16 years of age. Due to an undisclosed conflict of interest, the prosecuting attorney’s office will petition the court to appoint a special prosecutor.


Anne Knopf

Anne Knopf, 39: Former substitute teacher at Prescott Middle School in Wisconsin was charged Nov. 5, 2007, with sexual assault of a child under 16. She is accused of having a sexual relationship with the 13-year-old former boyfriend of her own daughter.

April Watson Ashley Burkett
April Watson Ashley Burkett

April Watson, 33 and Ashley Burkett, 31 : Two Jay High School teachers in Jay, Fla., were arrested Aug. 6, 2009 on charges that they had sex in their homes with teenage boys in 2007. “The investigation was initiated on July 28, 2009 after an anonymous letter was sent to the Santa Rosa County School District alleging sexual relationships between two Jay High School teachers and male juveniles,” Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Scott Haines said. The alleged activity took place between July and Cotober 2007 at the two teachers’ residences. Burkett taught reading and special education students and was assistant volleyball coach last school year, according to the Jay High School web site. Watson taught math and was the advisor for the junior varsity cheerleaders, also according to the school web site. Watson was to be the varsity cheerleader sponsor for the upcoming school year and Burkett was to be the varsity volleyball coach.


Ashley Flores

Ashley Flores, 26: Former East Junior High teacher in Ponca City, Okla., was charged Oct. 1, 2008, with second-degree rape after prosecutors said she had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old former student over the summer. According to the court affidavit, Flores had sex with the boy at her home while her own children were there.


Autumn Leathers

Autumn Leathers, 24: English teacher at Mountain Ridge High School in Alleghany County, Md., was arrested Aug. 20, 2008, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of her 16-year-old students. Officers say they were contacted by a resident, who noticed the student at Leathers’ home several times in the late evening. Leathers was sentenced to five years of unsupervised probation on April 1, 2009. She was also required to register as a sex offender for her conviction on one count of fourth-degree sex offense. A one-year jail term was suspended during her court appearance. Leathers pleaded guilty to the crime in January. In return, the state dropped more serious charges, including child abuse and assault.


Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson, 37:
Math teacher at Kentlake High School in King County, Wash., was booked March 17, 2011, on felony charges for allegedly having sex with one of her 17-year-old students. According to court documents, Anderson was the boy’s math teacher and after-school tutor during his sophomore year. Seattle’s KOMO-TV reports school officials initially contacted authorities March 8 after the boy’s mother approached Kentlake staff members. The mom reportedly became suspicious about the relationship after seeing an large number of text messages between her son and the teacher. Anderson allegedly texted the boy roughly 800 times, including more than 100 texts in a 24-hour period. The teen also told his uncle “he was getting laid by a teacher.”


Becci Hill

Becci Hill, 31: Martinsville, Ind., counselor at Sanders School in Wayne Township arrested in 2006 for for sexual activity with a 15-year-old autistic boy. Prosecutors say what started as a mentor relationship turned into a sexual liaison that lasted a year. Hill would allegedly park her car down the street from the boy’s home, and he would climb out his window to meet her in the middle of the night. In January 2007, Hill pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor, and was given a two-year prison sentence and forced to register as a sex offender.


Beth Ann Chester

Beth Ann Chester, 27: Former Moon Area High School health and gym teacher in Pittsburgh was sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in jail on Aug. 20, 2008, after pleading guilty to three charges stemming from the romantic relationship she had with a then-14-year-old boy. Chester, who was married, admitted to having sex with the boy numerous times, including once in the school parking lot. Her husband filed for divorce a month after her January 2008 arrest.

Beth Raymond, 31: Private-school employee from Pownal, Maine, charged with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree sexual assault of a juvenile male at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, Conn. In July 2006, she was sentenced to 18 months prison.


Beth Shepherd

Beth Shepherd, 34:
Special-education teacher at Reed High School in Washoe County, Nev., was arrested April 22, 2011, for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with two 17-year-old male students inside her personal vehicle away from school grounds. She faced felony counts of sexual conduct between a school employee and a pupil. She reportedly told investigators that one student forced her to engage in sexual activities, while she denied any contact with the other.

Bethany Sherrill, 24: Daughter-in-law of school-board president charged with molesting a 15-year-old middle-school student. Reports state Sherill allegedly had oral sex with the boy and sent him coded text messages. She resigned her position at Jefferson Elementary School in Farmington, Mo., in February 2005 and eventually received 90 days in jail and two years probation, and was forced to register as a sex offender.


Brandy Lynn Gonzales

Brandy Lynn Gonzales, 27: The Houston-area teacher and her husband were arrested in December 2006 for sexually assaulting students at an elementary school two years earlier. Prosecutors allege that Gonzales met a student at a local movie theater, where she performed oral sex on the boy as well as another student at the theater. Husband Johnny Gonzales is also charged with having performed sex acts with one teen. Prosecutors told the judge they have sufficient evidence to file further charges.


Brenda Baillargeon

Brenda Baillargeon, 39: Teacher’s aide in the Amery School District of Polk County, Wis., charged in November 2007 with having sex with a 16-year-old male student. The illicit seven-month sexual relationship with the high-school student she tutored included road trips and sneaking into his home in the early-morning hours for sex, according to the criminal complaint. She was his first love, and they planned to be married after she got a divorce, court records stated.


Brenda Osborne

Brenda Osborne, 43: Former Xenia High School volleyball coach and counselor in Xenia, Ohio, was arrested Sept. 3, 2009, and charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female student. While she initially denied the charge, in March, Osborne changed her plea to guilty to a charge of sexual battery, and was sentenced June 30, 2010, to six months in jail and five years probation.


Brittni Colleps

Brittni Colleps, 27: English teacher at Kennedale High School in Arlington, Texas, was arrested May 16, 2011, for allegedly having sex with five male students. The mother of three whose husband is in the military was charged with five counts of having an improper relationship with a student. All of the students involved were 18 or older, but it’s a second-degree felony offense for teachers to have a sexual relationship with a student. The first student who had intercourse with Colleps said that he and the four other teens had sex with Colleps on “multiple occasions” at her residence, according to an affidavit. On at least one occasion, all five students were in the same room at the time the sexual acts were taking place, with video footage being recorded. Colleps was found guilty on Aug. 17, 2012.


Cameo Patch

Cameo Patch, 29: Substitute teacher at Tooele High School in Tooele, Utah, arrested for allegedly performing oral sex on a 17-year-old male student. The sexual activity was allegedly consensual, and reportedly took place off school grounds after the pair had exchanged phone numbers in a restaurant. In November 2006, Patch was sentenced to no jail time, despite comments from the judge that a man would have likely gone to prison.


Carol Flannigan

Carol Flannigan, 50: Boca Raton, Fla., music teacher reportedly slept with 11-year-old former student, and also had a simultaneous sexual relationship with the boy’s father. In a deposition, the boy’s father said he had the same sort of sexual relationship with Flannigan that ex-President Bill Clinton had with Monica Lewinsky. In February 2006, Flannigan was sentenced to five years prison as part of a plea deal.


Carrie McCandless

Carrie McCandless, 29: The former Colorado social-studies teacher, who also happens to be married to the principal, was charged in November 2006 with having had sexual contact with a 17-year-old male student during an overnight school camping trip. The instructor, who also coached cheerleading, pleaded guilty April 24, 2007, to felonies of tampering with physical evidence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of unlawful sexual contact with a minor. She was not expected to serve any jail time.


Carrie O’Conner

Carrie O’Conner, 33: Counselor at Montgomery County High School in Mount Vernon, Ga., arrested Aug. 13, 2007, for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student. The relationship is said to have lasted from January through July. According to police, the abuse was first reported in March 2007 to a teacher and a probation officer, but they were reportedly reluctant to inform the superintendent because O’Conner is the superintendent’s daughter.


Cathy Heminghaus

Cathy Heminghaus, 46: Special-education teacher from Ferguson, Mo., charged with statutory sodomy involving at least three of her students at Ferguson Middle School. She reportedly told friends she had performed oral sex on the children on several occasions in 2005. On July 9, 2007, she pleaded no contest Monday to 25 counts; 21 of them involving statutory sodomy.

Celeste Emerick, 32: Police in Huber Heights, Ohio, say the Wayne High School teacher hosted a party where students were shown pornography. Prosecutors charged her with one count of sexual battery, a felony in Ohio.

Chandra Franks: Gym teacher and coach of softball and cross-country running at Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tenn., was charged Feb. 19, 2011, with sexual battery by an authority figure. Investigators said the victim is a teenager at Haywood High School, but they would not say if the alleged incident happened on campus, nor would they reveal the gender or exact age of the victim.


Christel C. Gravlin

Christel C. Gravlin, 33: The Lisbon High School teacher from St. Lawrence County, N.Y., was arraigned Dec. 10, 2007, on charges of rape 3rd degree, criminal sex act 3rd degree and endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly having intercourse with a 15-year-old male student. Allegations became known after an incident at a high school basketball game on Nov. 30 when Gravlin, a married mother of two and former beauty queen, made statements about an affair to a group of students and others who were sitting near her. On March 3, 2008, she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of third-degree rape, and on May 19, 2008, she apologized to the boy as she was sentenced to four months behind bars.


Christie Elliot

Christie Elliot, 25:
English teacher and cheerleading coach at Empire High School in Vail, Ariz., turned herself in at the Tucson Police headquarters May 17, 2010, where she was charged with one count each of luring a minor for sexual exploitation and sexual conduct with a minor. The boy’s father reportedly found inappropriate messages on his child’s cell phone, and a subsequent investigation revealed that Elliot had a physical relationship with the student.

Christina Gallagher, 26: Jersey City, N.J., woman received no jail time, but was ordered to pay more than $1,000 in fines, sentenced to a lifetime registration as a convicted sex offender and ordered to attend therapy for having sex with a 17-year-old student in late 2004. The former Rahway High School instructor was banned from teaching and seeing the student with whom she had sex.


Christina Oliver

Christina Oliver, 24: Teacher at NcNair High School in Stockton, Calif., was arrested Feb. 10, 2009, on suspicion of having sex with a male student, 16. She was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on three charges involving child molest or annoyance, lewd or lascivious behavior with a minor, and contact with a minor for the purpose of committing an offense with the minor.

Christine Duda, 39: Teacher at the Normandy Alternative School in St. Louis County, Mo., allegedly took a 16-year-old hearing-impaired male student to her home for sex in December 2005. She was charged with two counts of felony statutory rape and fired by the school district.

Christine Scarlett, 36: English teacher at Strongsville High School in Ohio began a sexual relationship with the 17-year-old captain of the football team, Steven Bradigan, in November 2002 and eventually gave birth to Bradigan’s son. Scarlett was fired from her teaching job, but insists nothing improper happened during the time she was Bradigan’s teacher. She was never charged with any criminal wrongdoing.

Christine Jouini
Christine Jouini

Christine Brown Jouini, 38: The 11th and 12th-grade teacher at Center Academy in Coral Springs, Fla., was arrested June 6, 2008, after police learned she had been involved in a sexual relationship with one of her male students for more than a year. The boy said the relationship began when he was 16 years old and that he and Jouini had “sexual contact” more than 100 times.


Christine McCallum

Christine McCallum, 29: The former fifth-grade teacher at Woodsdale Elementary School in Abington, Mass., was arrested on June 8, 2008, after the father of a 16-year-old boy went to authorities with copies of letters McCallum, married, had written to the boy. According to charges, she is accused of having consensual sex over 300 times with the teen, beginning when he was 13. McCallum was a tutor for the alleged victim’s younger brother.


Christine Spaich

Christine Spaich, 28: Teacher and volleyball coach at Silverado Middle School in Roseville, Calif., arrested April 6, 2007, for alleged unlawful intercourse with a minor and other related charges. Police say Spaich had a six-month relationship with a 16-year-old boy identified as a former student at her school. Detectives said the relationship appeared to be consensual and that the boy was not forced. Spaich entered a “no contest” plea July 3, 2007, and was sentenced to four months in jail, four years probation and 400 hours of community service. An application for alternative sentencing could let the teacher avoid jail time altogether.


Christy Anne Brown

Christy Anne Brown, 33: English teacher at Cyprus High School in Magna, Utah, was arrested July 8, 2007, for allegedly having sex with one of her students, a boy of 16. A police officer found her in a parked car along with the boy, and told authorities she had been having relations with the juvenile for three months. “The suspect admits to having sex over 40 times. She also admitted to having oral sex with the juvenile at her home and also at work,” the jail report stated.


Christy Martin

Christy Martin, 32: The “Life Choices” teacher at Azalea Middle School in St. Petersburg, Fla., was arrested March 7, 2009, for exchanging pornographic pictures of genitals with a male student, 14, by camera cell phone. Martin was subsequently evicted from her apartment by her landlord.

Claire Richards
Claire Richards

Claire Richards, 35:The math teacher at Jordan High School in Columbus, Ga., was arrested Dec. 19, 2008, following an investigation by police and Muscogee County School District officials into reports of an inappropriate relationship between her and a 16-year-old male student. The eight-year veteran of the district was charged with two counts of sexual assault on a person in custody, four counts of interference with custody and 17 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


Courtney Bowles

Courtney Bowles, 31: Instructional coach at the Mountain View High School in Loveland, Colo., was arrested Jan. 22, 2011, after she and a 16-year-old boy were allegedly found naked in a parked car and admitted having sex. She is suspected of sexual assault on a child, sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, all felonies. On Jan. 24, 2011, Magistrate Matthew Zehe ordered Bowles to have no contact with the alleged victim, his school, his family or anyone younger than the age of 18, including her own children. “I know this will have a significant impact on Ms. Bowles’ ability to see her own children,” the judge said.

Courtney Jarrell

Courtney Jarrell, 22: Math teacher and coach of the sophomore girls’ basketball team at Riverton High School in Utah, Courtney Jarrell was arrested in April 2013 and charged with raping a 17-year-old female student. She was charged with object rape, a first-degree felony, and forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. Jarell’s attorney said she resigned in order to focus on her defense, and that she intends to enter a plea of not guilty. Between February and March of 2013, Jarrell had illegal sexual activity with a 17-year-old girl who attends the school, according to charging documents. Prosecutors say the activity happened at Jarrell’s house. “Everybody loved her,” student Kathryn Orchard told KSL-TV. “My parents were even way shocked because my parents loved her too. They thought she was a great teacher.”


Cris Morris

Cris Morris, 30: The former teacher and track coach at Hurricane High School in St. George, Utah, was sentenced on May 15, 2008, to 30 days in jail for having sex with a male student. The mother of three’s relationship with the teen began after the then-17-year-old victim “approached her with admiration” in the summer of 2007 and she began texting him.


Crissy Hisey

Crissy Hisey, 28: Sophomore English teacher at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, Calif., arrested May 1, 2008, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl at the school. “This started out as a friendship and then developed into a sexual relationship,” one detective said, noting it had been ongoing for several months. Hisey was charged with suspicion of lewd conduct with a minor, oral copulation with a minor, child molestation and sending harmful material to a child. Police said the “harmful material” involved photos and videos allegedly found on cell phones of both the teacher and the girl. The alleged sexual contact between Hisey and the girl reportedly happened both at the woman’s home and in Hisey’s classroom after school hours.


Crystal Wells

Crystal Wells, 33: Teacher at Deming High School in northeastern Kentucky was sentenced to 5 years in prison April 14, 2008, for sex with a 15-year-old male student. She had been facing six counts of rape, but pleaded guilty to six felony charges of unlawful transaction with a minor. Family members reportedly found text messages on the boy’s phone and felt they were indicative of a sexual relationship. “I have to treat this the same as I would a male teacher and a female student,” Judge Robert McGinnis said. Wells’ attorney stated the woman’s marriage was falling apart and a divorce was pending.

Cynthia Horvath
Cynthia Horvath

Cynthia Horvath, 45: Former English teacher and cheer coach at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona Beach, Fla. was arrested Oct. 22, 2008, on charges related to an ongoing sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. Police reports say most of the senior class at the school knew there was something going on and it was finally students who told a staff member about the affair and the school told police. Horvath is married and has a 17-year-old son who attends Warner Christian.

Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones, 32: Sixth-grade teacher at Stambaugh Middle School in Auburndale, Fla., was arrested on June 5, 2008, on charges of having sex with four teenage boys, two of whom were her students. The woman had initiated the contact the previous summer by contacting her two previous students through their MySpace accounts, telling them she missed them and inviting them to her home.


Darcie Esson

Darcie Esson, 32: Parker, Colo., English teacher at Elizabeth High School was arrested in December 2006 for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old football player the day after her divorce was finalized. According to the arrest affidavit, Esson and the teen had sex on the floor of her hotel room while her two children, ages 4 and 8, and their 17-year-old babysitter slept on beds in the same room. Esson was charged with sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class IV felony.

Dawn Welter, 38: Sumner, Wash., teacher at Tenino High School charged April 24, 2007, with second-degree sexual misconduct with a minor for allegedly spending the night with a 16-year-old girl at a motel. Charging papers state that on Feb. 17, Welter engaged in sexual contact with the teen.


Deanna Bobo

Deanna Bobo, 37: Special-education teacher at Raymond E. Wells Junior High School in Greenwood, Ark., allegedly had sex twice in 2005 with a 14-year-old boy in his own bed while his parents were not home. She denied the charge, but was convicted in September 2006 of two counts of first-degree sexual assault and sentenced to 12 years in prison.


Deborah Reeder

Deborah Reeder, 45: Substitute teacher from Coral Springs, Fla., arrested in December 2006, charged with having sex at least four times with a 17-year-old boy who was a friend of one of her own three children. The victim told police they had sex multiple times in her car, her bed, on the floor of her bedroom and in the master bedroom shower.


Debra LaFave

Debra LaFave, 25: Tampa, Fla., area teacher received no jail time despite having sex with her 14-year-old male student in a classroom and her Hillsborough County home. In another county, Marion, she was accused of having sex with the boy in an SUV. LaFave claimed at a March 2006 news conference she had a bipolar disorder. The boy’s father said LaFave should have received prison time in her plea deal, noting, “It’s a horrible, ugly thing that she’s done.”

 

Denise Keesee

Denise Keesee, 38: Teacher at Sherwood High School in Sherwood, Ore., turned herself in to the Washington County Sheriff’s office June 17, 2013, facing sexual abuse charges, stemming from accusations of sexual contact with at least three students. A grand jury indicted her on six counts of second-degree sexual abuse. According to the Oregonian, Keesee was under investigation for sexual contact with one male student in November 2012. Investigators believed in June 2013 there were at least three male victims in incidents spanning her entire time at Sherwood High. “We believe there is a possibility there are more out there,” said Det. Robert Rookhuyzen. “Male victims are a very difficult population to work with, primarily because they may not feel they’ve been victimized. There’s reluctance to report, and there’s stigma.” On April 21, 2014, Judge Kirsten Thompson sentenced Keesee to 30 days in custody for the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old student, along with five years of probation. Keesee also must register as a sex offender, surrender her teaching license, complete sex-offender treatment and have no contact with teens unless approved by her probation officer. “I’m doing everything I can to rectify my wrong,” she told the court. “I am motivated to continue to change.”


Diana Canter

Diana Canter, 34: Former Christiansburg High School teacher in Virginia was charged July 20, 2010 with having sex with one of her students – a 17-year-old male – during the 2008-09 school year. On the website ratemyteacher.com, someone described Canter on July 2 as “The next teacher you’ll see on the news. Wants the cute guys to drool and the lonely girls to be in her click [sic].” Canter was charged with eight counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor. She pleaded no contest and was found guilty of all eight counts and sentenced in March 2011 to 48 months in jail. The judge suspended the entire sentence and ordered Canter to spend 24 months on probation with 12 months supervised, perform 200 hours of community service and have no contact with the victim or his family. He also fined her $2,000. The student said he had attempted suicide when their relationship ended.


Donna Washburne

Donna Washburne, 47: Librarian assistant at Cheyenne High School, Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested July 26, 2009, on a charge of sexual misconduct with a student. She allegedly performed oral sex on a 17-year-old boy in the back seat of her car while in the school parking lot, according to the arresting school police officer who said he observed the incident. The police report said the boy told police Washburne had called him earlier in the day and asked if he wanted to hang out. Washburne told officers she thought the boy was 18-years-old.


Dorothy Dixon

Dorothy Dixon, 29: Special-needs teacher at Northgate High School in Fayetteville, Ga., was charged May 27, 2011, with child molestation involving a 15-year-old former student. Dixon was arrested after her husband found sexting messages on his wife’s phone, confronted her and reported her explanation to authorities. The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said investigators were alerted to what is said to have been a sexual relationship between Dixon and one of her ex-students, a special-needs student. When Dixon’s husband originally saw the sexual text messages, he presumed the communications were with an adult male. But what Dixon told him when he confronted her, was that she had been having relations with a teen boy whom she had previously taught in a special-needs class at Northgate.


Elisa Martinelli

Elisa Martinelli, 34: Pastor’s daughter and former teacher at at Dayspring Christian Academy in Chicago was in custody in June 2011, accused of having sex with four students over the course of years dating back to the late 1990s. Prosecutors claim the woman plied the three girls and a boy with alcohol and performed sex acts on them in her home, in the students’ homes or sometimes in her car, including having intercourse with the boy for about a year while he was 15 and 16. According to published reports, what began as telling sexy stories with one girl is said to have escalated into full abuse of the victim, lasting until 2001. She then allegedly had sexual relations with two other teen girls and a boy.

Elizabeth Livesay
Elizabeth Livesay

Elizabeth Livesay, 26: Special-education teacher at Carson Junior High School in Mesa, Ariz., was arrested Nov. 17, 2008, on 11 charges she had sex with a 16-year-old girl on numerous occasions outside of school grounds. The 16-year-old is not her student and police believe that the girl has not been Livesay’s student in the past. She was put on paid leave of absence during the investigation.


Elizabeth Miklosovic

Elizabeth Miklosovic, 36: Grand Rapids, Mich., teacher at South Haven’s Baseline Middle School pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female student she “married” in a pagan ritual in June 2004. Miklosovic is also accused of touching the girl’s genitals while camping in public parks. She told the judge before sentencing, “The entire ordeal has been blown totally out of proportion for something that was innocent, kind and nurturing in nature.” She was sentenced to five to 25 years.


Elizabeth Munn

Elizabeth Munn, 32: Gloversville, N.Y., teacher was arrested for statuatory rape of an eighth-grade male student half her age after someone alerted police with a complaint. The social studies teacher, who had worked in the Broadalbin-Perth School District for more than five years, was considered a competent teacher and the news of her arrest was called a surprise by a district official. According to the Fulton County D.A., Munn admitted to being involved with the 15-year-old student over the summer but wouldn’t give any details.


Elizabeth Stow

Elizabeth Stow, 26: Tulare Western High School teacher from Fresno, Calif., area convicted of having sex with three of her students was sentenced in November 2005 to nine years prison, but the judge suspended that sentence and gave her one year, followed by five years of probation. She was also ordered to register as a sex offender.

Ellen Garfield, 43: Former student at Solomon Schecter School in Newton, Mass., said his music teacher took him into an empty classroom where she worked, partially disrobed, and coaxed him into having sex with her in 1998. Garfield was acquitted of all charges in September 2005.

 

Ellen Niemiec

Ellen Lindsay Niemiec, 29: Teacher at Cross High School in Berekely County, S.C., turned herself into authorities in May 2014 for allegedly having sex with three of her own students. Niemiec is accused of having sex with the teen boys at a house party on April 11. She faces two felony charges of sexual battery, since two of the victims were 17, while the third was 18, resulting in a misdemeanor charge. “It started with dirty talk, then they were texting. She was texting nude pictures and that kind of stuff. Then just from there, it just went on,” Mike Bosnak, an attorney representing all three students, told WCIV-TV. “Some of it took place at the school. She also was picking one of them up in the morning and had sex with him in the morning and then in the afternoon.” “She feels for the Cross community that this situation has occurred,” said her attorney, David Aylor. “She is saddened for anybody affected including her own family and any alleged victims.” Berkeley County Magistrate James Polk set bail for Niemiec at $21,092. He also ordered her to stay out of Cross High and have no contact with any of the school’s students.

Emily Elizabeth Housley

Emily Elizabeth Housley, 29: Former math teacher at North Side High School in Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested at her mother’s home on July 10, 2009, for sexual assault on a child. The married mother of two had resigned earlier after being caught with a 16-year-old male student in a park late at night. According to police, the woman and her student had started flirting and exchanging text messages earlier in the year when he was still 15. The pair became sexually active after he turned 16, with encounters in her classroom after school hours, in her car, at her mother’s home, and at her home when her husband and children were away. After school let out for the summer, Housley met the teen at his Fort Worth house while he was alone. “She was going to a teacher conference that was near his house, and she was going over there on her lunch breaks and having sex with him,” a detective said.

Emily Morris

Emily Morris, 26: Teacher at Leeds High School in St. Clair County, Ala., faced a possible 20-year sentence, but received one year in jail in December 2006 for having consensual sex with a 15-year-old student at her school. District Attorney Lamar Williamson said Morris had sex with the boy in her car away from school property in February 2005. “She was in a position of trust and authority as a school teacher,” he said. Under a plea bargain, according to the Associated Press, prosecutors dropped a second charge of second-degree rape and a charge of second-degree sodomy. Morris’ attorney, William Dawson, said she agreed to the plea bargain in part because of the possibility of a longer sentence. On June 21, 2010, WND broke the story that Morris was honored as “Person of the Month” by the city of Pelham, Ala.

Erica Baker, 23: Teacher at Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School in Erie County, Pa., charged Nov. 13, 2007, in connection with a lesbian relationship with a local teenage girl. Baker was just a student teacher in training at Strong Vincent High School when she originally met the female student. Police say the pair would drive to a parking lot at a campground to engage in sexual contact.

Erica Rutters, 29: Teacher at Oxford Christian Academy in New Oxford, Pa., allegedly wrote erotic messages to a 16-year-old student and had sexual intercourse with him four times in her apartment. She pleaded guilty to corruption of a minor, and received no jail time, just three years of probation in March 2006.

Erica Umosella, 28: This southern New Jersey high school physical education teacher was charged with three sex-related offenses, including first-degree aggravated sexual assault, in May 2007 after an alleged three-month relationship with a 17-year-old member of the girl’s field hockey team came to light in an anonymous letter to the principal. Umosella, who has been teaching at the school since 2003, was released from police custody after paying $50,000 in bail.


Erin McLean

Erin McLean, 30: Student teacher at West High School in Knoxville, Tenn., who became sexually involved with student Sean Powell in 2005. On March 10, 2006, police say McLean’s husband, using a shotgun, killed the 18-year-old boy as he sat in his car outside the McLean’s home. Eric McLean was charged in the boy’s death and is out on bail. Temporary custody of the couple’s children was awarded to the wife. Erin McLean subsequently was hired, under her maiden name, at a Christian school, but was dismissed after a parent complained of her attentions toward a 17-year-old boy. She disappeared in Sept. 2007 from Knoxville with her children, telling an uncle she was going to Califoria to meet someone she met on the Internet.

 

Erin Queen

Erin Kathleen Queen, 27: English teacher at Charles Page High School in Tulsa, Okla., was arrested March 17, 2012, after she was found at the Candlewood Suites hotel in Tulsa with the 17-year-old son of Shasta and Adam Belty. Although Queen was originally charged with second-degree rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor for supplying the boy with vodka, the case was dismissed March 21, 2012, when Queen pleaded guilty to a different felony count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She received no jail time, but got three years of probation, was fined $600 and was ordered to surrender her teacher’s license. “It’s very frustrating to us that she basically got a slap on the wrist,” said the boy’s mother, Shasta Belty. “I cussed. I cried. I totally disagreed with it. (Assistant District Attorney Amanda Self) was under the impression that we were OK with a conviction as long as (Queen) never taught again. Well, we were OK with a conviction of the second-degree rape … or something that represents the sexual misconduct.”

Ethel Anderson

Ethel Anderson, 29: The Mango Elementary School fifth-grade teacher was arrested in Hillsborough County, Fla., on Feb. 29, 2012, and charged with three counts of lewd or lascivious battery and two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation of a 12-year-old boy she tutored on weekends in her home. While most female teachers who have initiated sexual relationships with students have received relatively light sentences, Anderson had the book thrown at here. On Dec. 10, 2013 — calling her “a parent’s worst nightmare” — Judge Chet Tharpe sentenced the mother of one child to 38 years in prison.


Franca and Antonia Munoz-Juvera

Franca and Antonia Munoz-Juvera, 26: These twin sisters – both teachers – were arrested in Southern California in December 2006 in connection with alleged lewd acts with an underage female student. Only Franca was charged with “unlawful contact” – Antonia was charged with being aware of the incident and failing to report it as required under California law. An 18-year-old female roommate was also arrested because she “facilitated the crime.” On June 6, 2008, Franca was sentenced to 240 days in jail. Antonia and the roomate were sentenced to 120 days in jail to be served on weekends.


Gail E. Gagne

Gail E. Gagne, 25: Former weight-room supervisor and teacher at Cretin-Derham Hall, a Catholic school in St. Paul, Minn., allegedly conducted a sexual relationship with a male high-school football star, who worked under her supervision in the weight room. According to the complaint filed the first week of December 2009, the pair had sex in her home and overnight in a hotel in September 2008. On March 28, 2011, Gagne received a stayed jail sentence of one year and a $300 fine as part of a plea agreement. “The family is left holding the dirty laundry of the defendant’s unprofessional and self-serving actions,” the mother of the male student was quoted as saying after the sentencing.


Gay Lyn Turley

Gay Lyn Turley, 42: Mesa High School teacher and softball coach in Scottsdale, Ariz., was arrested on Dec. 19, 2007, after a 20-year-old woman who had lived with her told police of their sexual relationship that began when she was 16 and a student at Mesa. The relationship had soured between the pair earlier in the year.

Georgianne Harrell, 24: Teacher at Holley Elementary School in Sylvester, Ga., charged with performing oral sex on a 9-year-old boy in April 2005, allowing students to gaze down her blouse and slashing her wrists with glass in front of her students. Though she originally pleaded not guilty, she changed her plea to guilty just before trial, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for aggravated child molestation.


Gina Marie Watring

Gina Marie Watring, 40: Teacher’s assistant at Creekside Elementary in Durham, N.C., was arrested April 29, 2009, and charged with having sexual intercourse with a 10-year-old male student on at least two occasions. According to search warrants in the case, school administrators first became suspicious of Watring – who taught drama and dance at the school – after intercepting a note written by the boy. “Gina, I love you so much babe. I’m so lucky to have you. I’m glad you feel the same way. I want to be with you forever. I’d never do anything to hurt u,” it read. School officials said they found a cell phone in the child’s possession, and text messages between him and Watring. During questioning by detectives, the boy told them that he was in love with Watring and that they had had sex on two separate occasions in her home. Steve Monks, attorney for Watring, said his client is married with children, and is active in Sunday school at church. He said Watring is innocent and that the case stems from “the infatuation of a 10-year-old boy.”


Gwen Cardozo

Gwen Cardozo, 33: Teacher at Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., accused of having sex with a 17-year-old male student. Police charged her with sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, and Cardozo resigned her position in March 2005. She pleaded guilty in July 2005 and received a deferred sentence, meaning no jail time if she remains trouble-free for four years.


Haven Kirkpatrick

Haven Kirkpatrick, 29: Fairfield (Ill.) Community High School gym teacher was arrested July 7, 2010, and charged with unlawful sexual contact with a female student between the ages of 13 and 17 “for the purpose of the sexual gratification of the defendant.” The alleged contacts took place, investigators said, as recently as July 2, and as early as May 18 of 2010. If convicted of the eight counts of aggravated sexual abuse, she faces between three and seven years in prison on each count.


Heather Lea Burroughs

Heather Lea Burroughs, 23: Substitute teacher at Pahokee Middle-Senior High in Pahokee, Fla., arrested Jan. 22, 2007, for allegedly performing a sex act on a student in an empty classroom during school hours. Palm Beach County district officials did not release the student’s name, age or gender, but arrest records indicate the student was between 12 and 18. If convicted of the first-degree felony of sexual assault, Burroughs could face up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Heather Ingram, 30: Mathematics, science and business teacher at Chatelech Secondary School in Sechelt, British Columbia, had sex with a 17-year-old student. The relationship cost Ingram her job and reportedly led to the breakup of her 12-year common-law marriage to a man four years her senior.

Heather Kennedy

Heather Kennedy, 25: Popular math teacher and track coach at Wantagh High School on Long Island, N.Y, was arrested March 27, 2008, and charged with statutory rape. She was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old male student in the parking lot of a neighboring high school. One shocked student said, “I’m really shocked. She’s an amazing teacher. She’s willing to do anything with the students.” On July 22, 2008, while awaiting sentencing after having pleaded guilty, Kennedy was charged with having another five sexual trysts with the boy. “Almost immediately after she walked out of court, she was having contact with the victim by phone and in person,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.


Heather Thorsby

Heather Thorsby, 34: Art teacher at Independence High School in Franklin, Tenn., indicted in November 2007 on seven counts, including three charges of statutory rape. Thorsby is accused of inappropriate behavior with a 17-year-old female student. The relationship reportedly began as a friendship, but turned sexual, with alleged contact at school and home. Thorsby was sentenced to three years in prison on July 28, 2008.


Heather Lynne Zeo

Heather Lynne Zeo, 37: The married math teacher from North Penn High School in Lansdale, Penn., was arrested May 21, 2009, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student the previous month and leaving sexually explicit Internet and phone messages for another student earlier in the school year. Police report Zeo – a Christian singer who has released two CDs – admitted to the sexual relationship. The mother of three used Facebook to communicate with the boy about sexual acts the two were to perform on one another. As rumors of the relationship grew, Leo began meeting the boy for sex in her minivan at a Target store parking lot.


Hope Jacoby

Hope Jacoby, 23: The athletic trainer at Tustin High School in Orange County, Calif., was arrested Christmas Eve 2008 on suspicion of oral copulation of a minor and unlawful sex with a minor. Jacoby had worked with athletes at the school for the last year. “Even though the age gap may be fairly close, it’s still illegal and we will arrest,” a Sheriff’s Department spokesman said. On July 29, 2009, Jacoby was sentenced to three years of informal probation and 240 hours of community service for her crime.

Hope Johns

Hope Johns, 31:
English teacher at Saltillo High School in Lee County, Miss., was arrested Oct. 13. 2009, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with her 16-year-old male student. Sheriff Jim Johnson said Johns tutored the boy at her home, which is where the incidents allegedly occurred. None are said to have taken place on campus. Johns was suspended from the classroom a week berfore her arrest because she had sent an improper text message to the student. She was charged with one count of sexual battery, with further charges pending.

Jacquelyn Faith Garrison, 19: Substitute teacher at South Central High School in Winterville, N.C., was indicted in January 2006 on charges she was having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old student. The case involves some 50 phone calls and text messages exchanged between Garrison and the boy, who reportedly became uncomfortable when things of a sexual nature came up.


Jamie Armstrong

Jamie Armstrong, 25: Science teacher at Tara High School in East Baton Rouge, La., was arrested in April 2007 for allegedly having sexual relations with a 16-year-old female student, including one occasion at the school. The girl was not in Armstrong’s class, but was tutored by her several times per week. According to a probable cause affidavit, the girl she told deputies she visited Armstrong at her residence on several occasions and had consensual sex with her at least three times, even spending the entire night with the instructor.

Jamie Waite

Jamie Waite, 34:
Volunteer swimming coach for the Ogden School District in Utah was taken into custody in March 2011 for allegedly having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male member of the high-school swim team. Waite and the victim had reportedly known each other since his sophomore year. An inappropriate relationship allegedly began in November 2010, and the sex acts allegedly occurred at Waite’s home. She was booked into the Weber County Jail for investigation of four first-degree felonies, including two counts of rape of a minor and two counts of sodomy of a minor.


Janelle Batkins

Janelle Batkins, 42: French teacher at Roseville High School in Roseville, Mich., was arrested in September 2007 and charged with two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct for a relationship with a 17-year-old student that had begun the previous December and lasted until June. The former “teacher of the year” resigned her position.


Janelle Bird

Janelle Marie Bird, 24: Accused of having a two-year affair with a 15-year-old student from East Hill Christian School, in Pensacola, Fla. Declaring her love for the boy, she was charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery and two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Though Bird could have received 30 years upon conviction, she was sentenced in 2006 to two years in state prison.


Janet Hughes

Janet Hughes, 32: Viera, Fla., teacher at Jackson Middle School in Titusville, Fla., arrested April 23, 2007, after detectives found her in the company of a 16-year-old male student inside a van in a church parking lot. According to the arrest affidavit, Hughes, who is a wife and mother, admitted to engaging in sexual activity with the boy on at least one occasion.


Janet Parker

Janet Parker, 26: This East Texas teacher might have gotten way with her alleged sexual relationship with a male student if the teen hadn’t had a screensaver on his cell phone that featured a tobacco product. The woman had been investigated by authorities in late 2006 when suspicions were aroused, but nothing could be proved. The tobacco screensaver resulted in the phone being confiscated at school in May 2007 and other “inappropriate” images of Parker were discovered. A warrant revealed similar images on her own computer and she is now facing nearly two dozen charges.


Jaymee Wallace

Jaymee Wallace, 28: Basketball coach in Tampa, Fla., charged with having an 18-month lesbian relationship with a student. Authorities say the student, who was 15 when she met Wallace, voluntarily had sex with the coach more than 50 times, in a parking lot at Busch Gardens and often at Wallace’s own apartment while a fellow classmate was in an adjacent room. According to the police report, the sexual relationship reportedly began in early 2003, after the student received a note from Wallace saying she “found her attractive and wanted to know if she felt the same way.” On Dec. 5, 2007, Wallace was sentenced to three years of prison, followed by three years of sex offender probation. In late October 2009, the former student filed suit against the school district for failing to protect her, alleging the school didn’t properly investigate the teacher before her hiring and didn’t immediately tell the girl’s parents when it discovered the relationship. The lawsuit says the girl suffered “embarrassment, mental anguish and physical illness.”


Jennifer Cisco

Jennifer Cisco, 30: School nurse at Green Forest High School in Green Forest, Ark., arrested on Nov. 14, 2007, for a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student and providing two 17-year-old male students with beer. The school recently received a grant for $10,000 to start a school-based health clinic study. Cisco applied for the grant and the school was rather excited about getting the program off the ground.


Jennifer Dempsey

Jennifer Dempsey, 28: Spanish teacher at Oswego County High School, Syracuse, N.Y., was arrested March 25, 2008, for having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old male student. Dempsey had been suspended from teaching two months before after a parent complained of inappropriate electronic messages sent to “three of four” of her children.


Jennifer Dorland

Jennifer Dorland, 42: Grade 7 and 8 teacher at Rothwell-Osnabruck School, Ingleside, Ontario, was found guilty on Dec. 20, 2007, of sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference with a 13-year-old boy in September 2004. She admitted she had sent inappropriate e-mails to the former student, but denied she had engaged in a sexual relationship with the young male. “It was absolutely a terrible, horrible idea. I have been paying for that e-mail and conversation for two years,” she said.


Jennifer Espinosa

Jennifer Espinosa, 38: The Maine East High School teacher in Skokie, Ill., was arrested May 26, 2009, and accused of having sex with a 16-year-old former student and member of the Sureno 13 gang. According to police, Espinosa, who is married with two children, told them she “loved” the boy and that they have had sex numerous times, in her Park Ridge home and in her car at various locations around the high school. Police picked up the teacher, the boy and another male gang member, 22, when they smelled marijuana coming from her car.


Jennifer Mally

Jennifer Mally, 26: English teacher and cheerleading coach at Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, Ariz., arrested in May 2007 and charged with 29 counts of sexual conduct with a minor. Police said the parents of the victim – a 16-year-old male student – contacted the school about a possible sexual relationship between their son and Mally that may have been going on since October 2006.


Jennifer Rice

Jennifer Rice, 31: Tacoma, Wash., teacher arrested Aug. 11, 2007, for allegedly kidnapping and raping her 10-year-old student numerous times. Rice was an instructor at McKinley Elementary School whose contract was not renewed after the school received complaints she was socializing inappropriately with students. Authorities say Rice admitted she raped the fourth-grade boy at a rest stop, and court documents indicate the pair had intercourse several times on previous occasions, including once in the boy’s home. On Sept. 10, 2007, prosecutors filed additional charges against Rice for allegedly raping another boy, age 14- to 16-years old.


Jennifer Tarkenton

Jennifer Tarkenton, 34: Teacher at Greenwood Lakes Middle School in Lake Mary, Fla., was arrested on Nov. 30, 2007, on three counts of lewd or lascivious battery on a child after police found her and a 14-year-old male student in her car. The boy told deputies that he and Tarkenton had sex inside the vehicle after she picked him up at his house, drove to a nearby pharmacy and purchased condoms.


Jennifer Whiting

Jennifer Whiting, 32: English teacher at the Tucson Rincon High School sent inappropriate photos to a male student, 16, according to police, and was actually in the process of going to meet him when she was arrested June 25, 2010. In order to go meet him, Whiting left her two minor children sitting at home, police say. Police were alerted to the relationship by the boy’s father.


Jessica Bailey Wishnask

Jessica Bailey Wishnask, 27: The former language arts teacher at Williston Middle School in Wilmington N.C., was arrested on May 23, 2009, when a police officer noticed a car with its brake lights on and the seats down. Wishnask, who lists herself as married and a “proud parent” on her MySpace page, was found “in intimate contact” with a 15-year-old-boy. “It doesn’t matter if he wanted the activity,” David said. “If he is under the age of 16 and any sexual activity occurred between her and him, it’s a felony,” said New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David.

Joan Marie Sladky, 28: Redwood City, Calif., woman sentenced to six months in county jail for having sex with a 16-year-old student after pleading no contest to four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation and penetration with a foreign object. The Spanish teacher’s relationship with the boy spanned six months, as she reportedly had sex with him once at his home and three times at her residence, which was on the property of the private Baptist church and school where she taught.


Jodi Church

Jodi Church, 26: Teacher at Manual High School in Peoria, Ill., arrested March 2, 2007, for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student. Church faced one count of criminal sexual assault, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. She also faced federal charges of enticement for allegedly using MySpace.com to try to persuade a different 16-year-old male student to have sex with her.


Julia Lund

Julia Lund, 28: Language teacher at Chaska High School in Minnesota, arrested in December 2006, charged with third-degree sexual assault for allegedly performing oral sex on a 17-year-old male student. The victim told police he first noticed Lund staring at him in the school hallway, before she asked him to contact her. Lund allegedly told the boy her husband was away and she was lonely. During her trial, Lund’s defense argued not all wrongdoing was criminal. The jury agreed, and acquitted her on July 16, 2007.

Julie A. Denno
Julie A. Denno

Julie A. Denno, 27: The former teacher at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Conn., was charged Sept. 26, 2008, for second-degree sexual assault and impairing the morals of a minor, for sexual assaults that occurred during a two-month period in her home. Police wouldn’t say the age of the student – a boy – to protect his identity.

Julie Pritchett, 34: Female special education teacher and sponsor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club at Clay-Chalkville Middle School in Jefferson County, Ala., was charged in June 2008 with having sex with at least eight high school students between the ages of 15 and 19. When Pritchett discovered she was being investigated, she reportedly changed her phone number, shut down her MySpace account and resigned from her teaching position where she was a tenured teacher.

 

Kalyn Thompson

Kalyn Darby Thompson, 25: English teacher at Kellyville High School in Kellyville, Okla., got in hot water in the spring of 2014 for giving a failing student an A+ after allegedly having sex with the teenager multiple times. According to the arrest report, the teen had been failing English in the previous semester, but his grade-point-average jumped to 98 percent after having sex for months with his teacher. The student’s mother reportedly told police the teen admitted to having sex with the woman at Heyburn Lake in Creek County and again at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa. Thompson turned herself in to authorities in April, and faced a charge of second-degree rape. “This will follow her for the rest of her career,” Creek County Detective Chrissie Underwood told KOTV. “She probably will not have a career in teaching after this.”


Kanesa Hopkins

Kanesa Hopkins, 31: “Teacher of the Year” at Westview Middle School in Goose Creek, S.C., was fired in May 2007 in the wake of allegations she had sex with a 14-year-old female student four years earlier. Court documents indicate Hopkins was also the girl’s Sunday School teacher and police said church officials questioned the amount of time the two spent together in December 2002. The relationship allegedly became sexual in January 2003.


Karen Patton

Karen Patton, 41: English teacher and cheerleading coach at Scott Memorial Middle School in Wytheville, Va., resigned in January 2006 after she was charged with having oral sex with a 13-year-old student. Patton was arrested after the boy’s mother went to police with instant messages between the boy and Patton, and what appeared to be a handwritten letter from Patton that referenced a sexual relationship. On March 12, 2007, she pleaded no contest to two counts of carnal knowledge and one count of non-forcible sodomy.


Karen Robbins

Karen Robbins: Laurens County, S.C., woman was charged on Sept. 23, 2007, with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and committing a lewd act upon a child. Police say the incidents took place in her car and in her home. The alleged crimes occured when the former teacher was working at Bell Street Middle School in Clinton. This is the same school where teacher Allenna Ward, also on this list, had sex with five boys.

Elizabeth Livesay
Kasey Johnes

Kasey Johnes, 37: Health teacher at Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville, Ill., was arrested April 17, 2009, after local police were alerted by a school administrator of possible illegal conduct by a teacher involving a male student, 17. An investigation revealed that Johnes had a sexual relationship with the student who is now 18 years old. According to police, Johnes confessed to the allegations as did the student. The alleged sex took place at Johnes’ Glen Carbon, Ill., home over the course of about five months. She is being charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Katherine J. Harder
Katherine J. Harder

Katherine J. Harder, 31 Language arts teacher at Manhattan High School, near Topeka, Kansas, was arrested March 26, 2008, when a deputy on patrol found the woman and a 17-year-old male student allegedly having sexual relations in a parked car near a local dam. While Kansas teens can legally consent to sex at age 16, it is a felony for teachers to have relations with any student of any age who attends the school where they work. Harder resigned her position then rescinded her decision. The school board voted to fire her on April 2, 2008.

Katherine Hicks

Katherine Hicks, 39:
Kindergarten teacher from Niangua, Mo., charged in March 2009 with having sexual contact with a high-school boy and furnishing pornography to him. Police said the investigation of Hicks started after the student’s mother complained to city police. In the probable cause affidavit, a detective said the 17-year-old student indicated he and Hicks had a personal relationship that included kissing, him touching her breast, her touching his rear, as well as an exchange of nude pictures and “dirty messages” via cellular telephones. The student was in her classroom to be a tutor for the A+ Program, which requires high school students to tutor other students as one requirement to be eligible for a community college scholarship.


Katherine Tew

Katherine Tew, 30: Married English teacher from Greenville, N.C., arrested for having sex with a 17-year-old boy. She taught at South Central High School in Winterville, N.C., and was convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child, but found not guilty of the more serious sex charge. She was not given prison time, and lost her teaching license for at least two years.

Kathy White, 39: Teacher at Lumberton High School in Lumberton, Texas, charged with having sex with a 17-year-old student. The victim, Michael Ferguson, alleges: “She just started grabbing me and hormones were on and it just happened.” Ferguson provided KBTV-TV with an e-mail allegedly sent by White, in which the teacher told him, “I get these cravings for YOU and that’s not NORMAL! If I had it my way, I’d do you once a week just because it’s good.”

Katryna Martin

Katryna Martin, 28: The eighth-grade science teacher at North Gulfport School in Gulfport, Miss., was arrested on Feb. 13, 2009, and charged with unlawful touching of a child for lustful purposes and sexual battery. Police said the alleged victim was one of Martin’s former students who was being tutored in her home. After making bail, Martin was placed under house arrest and fitted with an electronic GPS bracelet and ordered not to enter a “1 1/2 square mile red zone” around the girl’s residence and school. She was arrested a second time on March 4, 2009, and charged with statuatory rape for alleged sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old male student at her home in July 2008.

Kellie Ann Cormican
Kellie Ann Cormican

Kellie Ann Cormican, 38:The former teacher’s aide from the Crookston, Minn., school district changed her plea to guilty on Dec. 17, 2008, for her sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy in August, September and November of 2007. In exchange for her guilty plea to five counts of third-degree criminal sexual contact, five charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct were dropped. Cormican told police she thought the boy was 16, not 14.


Christina Oliver

Kelly Abdo, 28: The former teacher and volleyball coach at Monroe High School in Michigan was charged in November 2008 with indecent exposure based on allegations two 17-year-old high school students saw her having sex in a car outside a party with another male student, also 17, earlier in the year. The student initially denied the accusation and, because he turned 18 and Michigan does not prohibit sex between teachers and 18-year olds, that incident was not at trial. Abdo insisted on her innocence but pleaded no contest on March 25, 2009, and was sentenced to two years probation. Abdo’s husband filed for divorce on March 13.

 

Kelly Ann Garcia

Kelly Ann Garcia, 26: Hastings High School English teacher in Houston, Texas, arrested in May 2013 after one of her erotic dreams reportedly prompted her to seduce a 16-year-old girl at her school. She was charged with indecency with a child and sexual assault of a child, after the pair allegedly engaged in having sex numerous times. the pair’s relationship crossed the line during spring break of 2013.  Garcia picked up the girl, and went to Starbucks for coffee. It was at the coffee shop that the teacher told the teen about her romantic dream involving the student. The pair even reportedly went shopping together for a sex toy. When questioned, the teen confirmed the allegations, but the sexual relationship continued. Police say the teacher continued “sneaking around with the teen even while the investigation was ongoing.”


Kelly Dalecki

Kelly Lynn Dalecki, 26: Elementary-school teacher from St. Augustine, Fla., pleaded no contest to charges she had sex with a 13-year-old boy in 2003. The boy’s parents reportedly found more than 50 sexually explicit e-mails and pornographic pictures allegedly sent by Dalecki on his computer. Dalecki was sentenced to nearly a year in prison.


Kelsey Peterson

Kelsey Peterson, 25: Sixth grade math teacher and basketball coach at Lexington Middle School, Neb., was arrested Nov. 3, 2007, in Mexicali, Mexico, with a 13-year-old boy from her school with whom she is believed to have been having a sexual relationship. The boy was an illegal alien in the United States. Peterson faces charges of kidnapping, child abuse, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, as well as federal charges for transporting a minor across a foreign border for sexual activity.


Kenzi Friday

Kenzi Friday, 23: Geography teacher and cheerloading coach at Midland High School in Midland, Texas, was arrested on April 24, 2009, on a charge of improper educator/student relationship. Friday is accused of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old male student. The alleged incidents took place between the start of the school year through the beginning of April at a north Midland residence. She was released on a $25,000 bond and submitted her resignation.

Kesha D. Manuel, 29

Kesha D. Manuel, 29: The former Belaire High School art teacher from Baton Rouge, La., received active supervised probation for five years and unsupervised bench probation for two years on Feb. 17, 2009, after pleading guilty to a felony charge of cruelty to a juvenile and a misdemeanor charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Manuel was originally sentenced to eight years hard labor and six additional months in prison on the two charges but the sentence was suspended. Manuel was arrested in October 2007. According to reports, she and the 15-year-old student frequently exchanged letters during the school day, and on Oct. 20, 2007, they met at a public library and had sexual intercourse in a stall in the women’s restroom. Manuel admitted to a deputy she allowed him to kiss and fondle her in her classroom during free periods.


Kimberly Lynch

Kimberly Lynch, 37: Macedon, N.Y., woman was a teacher’s aide at Palmyra-Macedon High School who admitted having a sexual affair with a 16-year-old male student, including in school halls, in a car and at the boy’s home in February 2004. The married mother of three reportedly detailed the tryst in love letters the local newspaper said included discussion about having a baby together.


Kirsten Kinley

Kirsten Kinley, 27: Special-education teacher at Hammond Middle School in Howard County, Md., arrested in February 2007 for alleged sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy on New Year’s Eve 2004 and in January 2005. Court documents indicate the boy told police the pair chatted online when Kinley asked him if “he was a virgin and then asked him to have sex with her.” He also said Kinley warned him not to tell anyone about their discussions or their planned activity. She was originally charged with two counts of third-degree sex offense, two counts of fourth-degree sex offense and two counts of solicitation of a minor. On Aug. 28, 2007, Kinley pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree sex offense.


Kristen Margrif

Kristen Margrif, 27: Mayville, Mich., teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old male student in her car or at his summer workplace in June and July 2005. She was given a one-year delayed sentence in June 2006 on three felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a student, meaning she’ll only have to serve probation if she remains trouble-free for a year.


Kristi Oakes

Kristi Dance Oakes, 32: Teacher allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old boy who was in her biology class the previous year. Oakes resigned from her post at Seymour High School in Sevierville, Tenn., and reportedly lost her home and even the job she took at a grocery store after resigning from the school system because of the charges. In July 2006, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail.


Kristy Sanchez-Trujillo

Kristy Sanchez-Trujillo, 33: Seventh-grade social studies teacher at Jimmy Carter Middle School in Albuquerque was arrested Oct. 28, 2009, for rape over accusations she had sex with one of her students, a 13-year-old boy. “Miss Sanchez-Trujillo confided in another teacher that she was having an inappropriate relationship with a student,” a police officer said. “That teacher thankfully came forward immediately, told police.” The single mother of three reportedly told police the pair had sex in the backseat of her SUV at “our spot,” and that it was “loving and caring.” The boy, whom she described as “a 25-year-old in a 13-year-old’s body,” “was more experienced than any man she’s had sex with,” police report her saying.


Kristyn Breeds

Kristyn Nicole Breeds, 29: The special-education teacher and indoor track coach at Northeast High School in Pasadena, Md., was arrested Jan. 14, 2009, and charged with three counts of fourth-degree sex offense for what police called an “improper relationship” with a male student. Breed “admitted to the sexual relationship,” according to the charging documents, which said she and the 17-year-old had sex at the park-and-ride lot. “She advised the sexual relationship started in the spring [of] 2009 and continued until December 2009,” the charging documents state. “She has harmed this 17-year-old in a manner he may not be able to recover from,” said assistant State’s Attorney Laura Caspar.

Lakina Stutts, 40: School-bus driver admitted to cops she had sex with a 14-year-old student in her home and in a car outside the boy’s home.

Laura Lynn Findlay, 30: Band teacher at Ricker Middle School in Buena Vista Township, Mich., charged with having sex with at least 5 students, one as young as 14. She was sentenced in August 2006 to at least seven and as much as 25 years in prison.


Laura Pace

Laura Pace, 38: Eustis High School teacher was arrested Oct. 17, 2008, by the Lake County, Fla., sheriff after investigators said they substantiated rumors that she had sex with two of her students. Court papers allege that Pace, who is married, had an ongoing relationship with one teen, then an encounter with the second. The papers say she sent images of her breasts and buttocks to one teen via cell phone.


Lauren Cosgrove

Lauren Cosgrove, 28: This 7th-grade teacher at Strickland Middle School in Denton, Texas, found herself in jail, charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, for allegedly having a two-day sexual relationship with a former student, 13, in July 2007. She was babysitting the boy at the time.

 

Lauren Harrington-Cooper

Lauren Harrington-Cooper, 31: This Pennsylvania English teacher was charged institutional sexual assault for allegedly having sex five times in a single week in December 2013 with an 18-year-old male student. Lauren Harrington-Cooper, 31, from Plymouth, Pa., is an instructor at Wyoming Valley West High School. She’s accused of performing oral sex on the senior three times and having intercourse with him twice. A probable-cause affidavit indicates the sister of the alleged victim told her brother that Harrington-Cooper said he was “hot” on Dec. 13, 2013. The sister subsequently gave him the teacher’s phone number. Harrington-Cooper and the student began texting each other later that day and agreed to “hang out.” She began to pick him up in front of his house or around the corner. The parents of the alleged victim discovered their son had a “sexually explicit conversation” with a teacher after he borrowed his mother’s laptop and used the free texting website Pinger. The affidavit also says the teacher admitted she knew the alleged victim was a senior at the school in Plymouth and admitted to picking him up and driving around with him. She told authorities she had intercourse with him twice in her vehicle and oral sex with him once in her vehicle. Because the student is 18, the teacher was not charged with statutory sexual assault or corruption of minors. Assistant District Attorney Jenny Roberts told the Scranton Times-Tribune that a victim must be under 16 for statutory sexual assault and under 18 for corruption of minors. The age of consent in Pennsylvania is 16, and a defendant charged with statutory sexual assault must be four or more years older than the victim.


Leslie Baird

Leslie Baird, 42: Teacher at Tooele High School in Tooele, Utah, arrested in 2006 for allegedly having sex with two male students, ages 17 and 18. The mother of the 17-year-old boy said her son’s grades dropped from straight As to barely passing in the wake of the activity, and he no longer participates in sports. In January 2007, Baird was sentenced to undergo a 90-day psychological evaluation at Utah State Prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of forcible sexual abuse. Her judge was Mark Kouris, the same jurist who came under fire for giving Cameo Patch, another teacher at the same school, no jail time for performing oral sex on a 17-year-old male student.


Linda Nef

Linda Nef, 46: The Utah studies teacher and cheerleading adviser at Bountiful Junior High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, was arrested on March 6, 2009 for sexual assault on a 13-year-old boy after turning herself into the police. During her confession, she gave police the name of another teacher, Valynne Bowers, who had begun having sex with the same student after her relationship ended. Bowers was also arrested. Until shortly before the arrests, the two teachers did not know about each other’s relationship with the same boy, a police spokesman said.


Linda Pithyou

Linda Pithyou, 29,: Teacher at Lawrence Hall Youth Services, a Cook County, Ill., school for troubled youth, was arrested on Feb. 20 and formally charged on March 13, 2009, with two counts of criminal sexual assault and four counts of aggravated sexual abuse for allegedly having sex with a boy, 15. She allegedly drank alcohol, smoked marijuana and engaged in oral sex and sexual intercourse with the boy approximately four times a week at various locations in a car between January 27, 2009 and February 23, 2009, occasionally with her 16-month-old son in the back seat, according to prosecutors. On April 10, 2009, the boys father filed a negligence suit seeking in excess of $50,000 against Lawrence Hall. Pithyou faces up to 15 years if convicted.


Lindsay Massaro

Lindsay Massaro, 23: The student teacher at K-8 Frankford Elementary School in Sussex County, N.J., was arrested March 30, 2009, for having sexual encounters with a pupil in her car and in her bedroom. Massaro allegedly admitted to the “consensual sexual relationship” with the boy she met while student teaching and working toward her state teaching certificate in special education. Police were alerted by the boy’s father who claimed his son was having an “ongoing sexual relationship” with the eighth-grade student teacher at his son’s school. On Valentine’s Day 2011, Massaro pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree sexual assault.

Lisa Lavoie

Lisa Lavoie, 24:
Teacher from Maurice A. Donahue Elementary School in Holyoke, Mass., arrested Feb. 24, 2009, at a Super 8 Motel in Morgantown, W.Va., with a 15-year old male student with whom she allegedly absconded from Massachusetts. Lavoie, a rookie teacher with the district for just 5 months, was reportedly intoxicated at the time of her arrest. Lavoie was held on child enticement charges, which may include statutory rape. Holyoke Mayor Michael Sullivan said, “This is really a very unfortunate incident and we’re thankful it didn’t end in tragedy.”


Lisa Robyn Marinelli

 

Lisa Robyn Marinelli, 40: An educator in Tampa Bay, the investigation into her activities was launched after a 17-year-old boy’s father told investigators he saw his son “holding his pants together and putting them back in place” after getting out of Marinelli’s 2007 Chrysler 300. Spokesman Kevin Doll of the Pasco County sheriff’s office said she was arrested March 24, 2008, and accused of unlawful sex with a minor. She also is accused of giving the boy a pair of underwear as a memento. Marinelli was the third Tampa Bay area teacher to be charged in a short period of time with a sex-related crime against a minor. In Hillsborough County, former Davidsen Middle School math teacher Stephanie Ragusa and Freedom High English teacher Mary Jo Spack of Wesley Chapel were accused of having sex with underage students.

Lynn Saunders, 38: A former basketball star at the College of Staten Island, the gym teacher at St. Paul’s School in New Brighton, N.Y., was arrested in March 2005 for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old girl whose family she had befriended. Saunders admitted to touching the girl’s breasts and genital area on several dates in February 2005. She received no jail time, only probation and registration as a sex offender. The family is now suing Saunders and the Archdiocese of New York, claiming the girl became suicidal and still suffers from “severe emotional shock, trauma, embarrassment, anxiety and other psychological injuries.”


Marcie L. Rousseau

Marcie L. Rousseau, 31: English and math teacher at Freeland High School in Freeland, Mich., was arrested June 29, 2010, and charged with 29 sex crimes in two counties against a male student, age 16. Rousseau faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of any of 23 counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Third-degree criminal sexual conduct involves penetration.


Marcy R. Fisher

Marcy R. Fisher, 31: Jackson County, Miss., sheriff’s investigators arrested Marcy R. Fisher, 31, a teacher at Vancleave High School on March 2, 2010, and charged her with enticing a 16-year-old student at the school. The chief investigator said what occurred between Fisher and the male student happened in the last few months. “It’s our belief it was leading up to sex,” he said.


Margaret De Barraicua

Margaret De Barraicua, 30: Sacramento, Calif., area woman arrested in February 2005 after police found her having sex with a 16-year-old male student in her car while the woman’s toddler was strapped into a seat in the back. She pleaded guilty to four felony counts of statutory rape and in November 2005 was sentenced to a year in jail and five years formal probation.


Maria Guzman Hernandez

Maria Guzman Hernandez, 32: Sixth-grade teacher at Hialeah, Fla.’s, Our Lady of Charity was charged on May 23, 2009, with sexual battery on a child over whom she had custodial authority, a charge similar to statutory rape. In the days prior to her arrest, police had wanted to question her but she was at Disney World … with the 15-year-old victim. According to the boy, the pair had been sexually active since March. Detective Carl Zogby, a Hialeah police spokesman, said many of the couple’s romantic encounters occurred at the apartment the boy shared with his mother. “She apparently didn’t find anything wrong with it, thought that the teacher was a nice enough person and a good influence on her son,” Zogby said. The mother’s attorney said she would be disputing the extent of her knowledge about her son’s sexual relationship with his teacher. Hernandez, who is estranged from her husband, told investigators “she was going through a lot in her life.” Hernandez’s two children attend the Hialeah school.

Maria Saco, 28: Math teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Passaic, N.J., sentenced in 2005 to a year in jail for an intimate relationship with a teen student who was 14 when they first met. Saco reportedly gave the boy a key to her apartment.


Mariella Brenlla

Mariella Brenlla, 40:Ponce De Leon Middle School teacher in the Miami-Dade district was arrested on Aug. 22, 2007, following an investigation sparked by a former student who alleged sexual contact some four years before when the child was a 14-year-old eighth-grader. “(Students) come here and it’s supposed to be like a protective zone for them, a safe zone for them, and not a zone where they have to be afraid if a teacher’s going to come onto them,” said a parent reacting to news of the arrest.

Marla Gurecki-Haskins

Marla Gurecki-Haskins, 37: High-school teacher at Canandaigua Academy in western New York state turned herself in May 24, 2010. She allegedly performed oral sex on a 17-year-old male student in a classroom during school hours. Police say Gurecki-Haskins also sent text messages and e-mails to two 16-year-old male students. Court papers obtained by CBS affiliate WROC-TV indicate the messages “encouraged a sexual relationship.” Gurecki-Haskins pleaded not guilty to a felony count of disseminating indecent material to a minor and three misdemeanor counts of official misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. Officials say more charges could be filed. Gurecki-Haskins was released on her own recognizance.


Mary Jo Spack

Mary Jo Spack, 45: Honors English teacher at Freedom High School in Tampa, Fla., arrested March 20, 2008, after she allegedly met two male students at a liquor store, took them to a motel, and had sex with one of them in the shower as four other students overheard in the next room. The boy’s boasting about having had sex with a teacher eventually caught the attention of a school resource officer. “I think the public feels this is an epidemic, and I’m very concerned about it,” said Hillsborough County School Board member April Griffin, who called for a special meeting to discuss the recent rash of teacher sex scandals.


Mary Kay Letourneau

Mary Kay Letourneau, 34: Des Moines, Wash., teacher did prison time after having sex with a sixth-grade student, Vili Fualaau, in 1996 and eventually had two children by him. She originally had Fualaau in her second-grade class at Shorewood Elementary School in Burien, Wash. The couple has since married.


Megan Sainsbury

Megan Sainsbury, 31: The physical education teacher and former coach at Prospect High School in Saratoga, Calif., was arrested Monday, March 9, 2009, on three misdemeanor counts of “annoying or molesting” a 17-year-old female student, according to court documents. Her arrest was the third for a lesbian teacher in the same district within a two week period. “You probably noticed that several teachers have been arrested on these types of charges lately,” said Santa Clara County Supervising Deputy District Attorney Mike Fletcher. “But teachers are no more likely than doctors, lawyers or newspaper reporters to commit these crimes. Sex crimes affect a wide cross-section of demographics. I think it’s just a fluke.”

 

Megan Snipes

Megan Michelle Snipes, 28: Psychologist at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, S.C., was arrested Dec. 20, 2013, charged with sexual battery of a male student. Snipes was arrested after a Beaufort mother told deputies she discovered communication between her 16-year-old son and Snipes that led her to believe the two were having sex, a report on the incident said. The student has been meeting with the school psychologist at least once a week. The student had reportedly left a mobile application open on his mother’s phone, revealing several messages between him and Snipes. Officers questioned the student and Snipes and confirmed that a sexual act took place. The sheriff’s office would not provide information about what the messages between the two said. However, Snipes’ warrant stated she allowed the student to “digitally penetrate her” on Oct. 18 near Bob Jones Field on Jones Avenue in Beaufort.


Melinda Deluca

Melinda Deluca, 29: Sign-language teacher at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan, Utah, was fired in December 2005 for allegedly having sexual intercourse twice with a 16-year-old male student she reportedly had been “grooming” for sexual activity. The case took a bizarre turn in the summer of 2006, when Deluca was found beaten and had to be airlifted to the hospital, claiming two teen boys attacked her as payback. In reality, she made up the claim in an apparent attempt to get sympathy. In January 2007, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail. The victim’ mother said she initially “hated [Deluca] with every part of my being,” but later expressed forgiveness, saying “even though she’s hurt my family, I’ve grown to love her.”


Melinda Dennehy

Melinda Dennehy, 41: Melinda Dennehy, 41, a sophomore English teacher at Londonderry High School in Massachusetts, was arrested Feb. 26, 2010, and charged with one felony count of indecent exposure for allegedly e-mailing four nude photos of herself to a 15-year-old male student. According to court documents, she continuously sent him text messages, saying she wanted to perform a sexual act with him. The teen e-mailed the photos to two other students, according to the court documents, and the boy’s father showed the police. “A couple of kids in our school had them on their phones, and it was going around the school,” said a senior. “Everybody had them.”

Melissa Andreini

Melissa Andreini, 29: Special-education teacher at Helper Junior High School in Utah reportedly paid her victim, a 15-year-old boy, between $1,400 and $1,500 after three sexual episodes at her home in June 2009. Court documents did not disclose whether the money exchanged was for sex or to keep the boy quiet about the encounters. Andreini was initially charged with three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, each a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. In January 2010, she pleaded guilty to one count, with the other two counts dismissed.

Melissa Bare, 35: Kitts Hill, W.V., teacher of language arts and writing at Rock Hill Middle School in Ironton, W.V., indicted April 23, 2007, on two counts of sexual battery. Bare pleaded innocent to charges she had sexual contact with a 16-year-old male student in February 2007.


Melissa Chase

Melissa Chase, 29: Harlem High School coach in Harlem, Ga., was released from prison on July 31, 2009, after serving only three years of a 10-year sentence. The Georgia Supreme Court overturned her 2006 sentence, saying the age of consent should have been allowed as evidence along with the 16-year-old female student’s testimony that she “wanted” the relationship.


Melissa Deel

Melissa Michelle Deel, 32: Bristol, Tenn., teacher at Virginia Middle School pleaded guilty to crossing the state line into Virginia to have oral sex with a 13-year-old male student in December 2004. As part of her plea agreement, Deel agreed never to profit from the crime, as well as have no contact with the boy and his family without court permission. She was sentenced in 2005 to a year and two months prison.


Melissa Diana Koeh

Melissa Diana Koeh, 30: The ex-teacher at St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul, Minn., was arrested Dec. 20, 2008, when a police officer found a 17-year-old girl and Koeh, who had been the girl’s teacher and coach the previous year, kissing in a car in a parking lot near a soccer field. The girl’s parents had allowed the teacher to stay overnight in their home with their daughter and told authorities they believed she had slept on the floor of the girl’s bedroom and were unaware of any sexual activity. Koeh was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and freed on $10,000 bail.

Melissa Lavender

Melissa Lavender, 33: Detroit-area culinary arts teacher at South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores, Mich., was arrested in August 2008 after being accused of engaging in sex acts with two male high-school students, ages 16 and 17, while on a boat owned by the parents of a former student. A published report says Michigan’s age of consent is 16, but a state statute makes it illegal for a teacher to engage in sex acts with a student irrespective of the student’s age. Lavender, who held her teaching job for six years, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Melissa Dawn McCord
Melissa Dawn McCord

Melissa Dawn McCord, 35: Special education teacher at West Carroll Elementary in Atwood, Tenn., faces several charges, including statutory rape by an authority figure after being arrested on Jan. 29, 2009. Police say a 14-year-old junior high student, who had dated McCord’s daughter, reported the woman had performed oral sex on him at a city park on two occasions. The police report said the teenager’s parents had several text conversations between McCord and the boy in their possession.


Melissa Moss

Melissa Moss, 27: Teacher at Barat Academy in Dardenne Prairie, Mo., allegedly e-mailed two topless photos of herself to one of her 15-year-old students. She was charged Feb. 26, 2008, with furnishing pornographic material to a minor, a misdemeanor.

Melissa Snow

Melissa Snow, 27: English teacher at Sheridan High School in Denver, Colo., pleaded guilty to felony attempted sexual assault after being accused of having sex on numerous occasions with a male student. She was arrested Nov. 5, 2008, and was given no jail time when sentenced Aug. 4, 2009. Snow received just eight years of supervised probation and was ordered to register as a convicted sex offender.


Melissa Weber

Melissa Weber, 27: The social studies teacher at I.S./M.S. 8 in Queens, New York, was arrested May 29, 2009, after being found having sex in her classroom with a 14-year-old male student. According to another student, it was a common sight to see Weber after school working with several students. But authorities said the 27-year-old took particular interest in one student, having sex with the teen seven times from mid-April to mid-May, all after school. She allegedly told him: “Don’t tell anyone. I could get arrested and I could lose my teaching license.” Investigators said after the boy’s mother was tipped off by school employees, she checked her son’s cell phone and found hundreds of calls and texts from Weber, the last text reading, “erase your phone.”

Meredith Hollen, 40: Former teacher at the prestigious Graland Country Day School in Denver arrested Nov. 2, 2007, for allegedly sexually assaulting a male student off campus before the schoolyear began. She was charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child and another count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.


Meredith Kane

Meredith Kane, 24: English teacher at Kansas’ Lawrence High School was sentenced on Dec. 19, 2007, after having been convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old male student during the 2006-2007 school year – even after she was arrested and released on bond. She had hoped to avoid prison time by arguing her actions were impulsive due to an undiagnosed bi-polar disorder, but the judge gave her 59 months behind bars.

Michelle Farley
Michelle Farley

Michelle Farley, 40:Boise, Idaho, prosecutors say the Borah High psychology teacher, arrested on Dec. 18, 2008, admitted to police she had sexual contact with a student, who was 17 at the time. Farley, whose husband works for the school district, is the mother of two children. A magistrate judge ordered she not have any contact with children other than her own.


Michelle Kush

Michelle Kush, 29: Substitute teacher at Boone County High School in Florence, Ky., allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old boy several times during summer break. She was charged with two counts of rape and one sodomy count. In August 2006, Kush was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 30 days on house arrest and five years probation.

Michelle Morano, 33: Cedar Grove, N.J., woman taught English at West Essex High School when she was arrested March 23, 2007, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. She was charged with sexual assault. Morano’s involvement with the student reportedly came to light when insurance officials were conducting an unrelated investigation at the school.


Michelle VanMeter

Michelle VanMeter, 35: Catholic studies teacher in Fort Wayne, Ind., pleaded guilty Jan. 15, 2008, to having sex with multiple boys, ranging from age 12 to 15. In June 2007, VanMeter gave birth to a baby, and a paternity test revealed with 99.9 percent certainty the 15-year-old was the father of the child. In a separate case, VanMeter pleaded guilty to a single count of child molesting, stemming from the molestation of another boy. Those allegations surfaced during the investigation of the first case.


Michelle Zulkowsky

Michelle Zulkowsky, 28: Teacher’s aide at North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa., was arrested April 30, 2008, as she blew the whistle on her own “secret love” with a 16-year-old male student in the English as a Second Language program. Zulkowsky indicated she “did not have any control over her feelings,” according to her arrest affidavit. She reportedly began to supervise the boy in September 2007, and by January 2008, “she told him that she loved him and that she wanted to be with him.”

Natalie Fraxedas, 23: Spanish teacher at Santaluces High School in Lantana, Fla., was fired in June 2008 after allegedly having sex with an 18-year-old male student. “I believe that you want to be with me,” she expressed to the student in a handwritten letter. “So I let my guard down and decided then to let you in my heart.” Fraxedas also told him, “I give you good grades to help you out so you don’t have to worry about this class. I wish I could do more for you.” No criminal proceedings were expected because the consensual sex was with someone 18 and took place off campus.


Natasha Sizow

Natasha Sizow, 24: First-year social studies teacher and girls’ swimming coach  at Granby High School in Virginia Beach, Va., arrested in February 2008 for allegedly sending erotic pictures of herself via cell phone to students. A police spokesman said she was accused of sending photos of herself “in various stages of undress.” The students involved were a male and a female, both 17. Sizow was charged with two counts each of indecent liberties and use of a communications device to facilitate crimes against children.


Nicole Barnhart

Nicole Andrea Barnhart, 35: Highlands Ranch, Colo., woman reportedly told police she loves the 16-year-old boy with whom she was having sex. A teacher at Ponderosa High School, she pleaded guilty to felony sexual assault on a child, resulting in a two-year prison sentence and a minimum of 10 years in a sex-offender probation program.

 

Nicole Kurowski

Nicole Kurowski, 27: Cheerleading coach at Tulpehocken High School in Reading, Pa., was arrested in November 2013 for allegedly having a 10-month sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy. She allegedly exchanged thousands of text messages with the boy including ones reading, “I love you,” and photos of an explicit nature. The messages indicated that the pair even had sexual contact on campus during school hours, where Kurowski also taught physical education, authorities said. Pennsylvania State Police launched an investigation after the school district received a tip by email that the pair had engaged in a sexual relationship between October 2012 to August 2013. Dr. Edward J. Albert, Tulpehocken School District superintendent, said he was alerted to the alleged relationship on Sept 2, 2013. “I got the tip and I immediately got on the phone with the school-board president and our solicitor,’ Albert told the Reading Eagle. “I take this matter very seriously.” During the course of the investigation, police uncovered thousands of text messages and dozens of pictures, authorities told the Reading Eagle. The messages revealed a sexual relationship, they said. Authorities said the pair had daily conversations during and after school.


Nicole Long

Nicole Long, 29: English teacher at Ayersville High School in Ohio resigned her teaching post after being accused of raping a 17-year-old boy. She pleaded guilty in January 2005 to a charge of sexual battery, and was sentenced in March to three months in jail.

Nicole Pomerleau, 31: English teacher at Olympic High School in Charlotte, N.C., arrested in March 2004 for allegedly having a sexual relationship with her 16-year-old student. The age of consent in North Carolina is 16, but teachers having sex with students is an exception to the law. Though Pomerleau admitted the affair, she got no prison time and did not have to register as a sex offender.


Pamela Balogh

Pamela Balogh, 39: Gym teacher and coach at a Somerset, N.J. Catholic high school was charged in December 2006 with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female student over a period of 10 months. Authorities say the assaults happened mainly in Balogh’s office.

Pamela Diehl-Moore
Pamela Diehl-Moore

Pamela Diehl-Moore, 43:When this former teacher at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Clifton, N.J., pleaded guilty in January 2002 to having sex during the summer of 1999 with a 13-year-old male student in her 7th-grade class, she expected to be sentenced to three years, based on a deal worked out with prosecutors. But at her May hearing, Judge Bruce A. Gaeta sentenced her to probation, saying: “I really don’t see the harm that was done here and certainly society doesn’t need to be worried. I do not believe she is a sexual predator. It’s just something between two people that clicked beyond the teacher-student relationship. … And don’t forget, this was mutual consent.” Following an appeal by prosecutors, Diehl-Moore was sentenced to serve three years in September 2002.


Pamela Smart

Pamela Smart, 22: Media-services director at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, N.H., had convinced her 15-year-old lover to murder her husband. She was arrested in 1993 and is now serving a life sentence. The Nicole Kidman film “To Die For” is based on her story.


Pamela Rogers Turner

Pamela Rogers Turner, 27: Former model and beauty-pageant contestant also taught at Centertown Elementary School in McMinnville, Tenn. She was arrested in February 2005 for allegedly having a three-month sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy. She resigned her teaching position and was charged with 15 counts of sexual battery and 13 counts of statutory rape. Originally sentenced to 270 days in August 2005, she got in additional trouble in April 2006 for sending text messages, nude photos, and sex videos of herself to the same boy while using her father’s cellphone. In July 2006, she was sentenced to serve eight years for violating her probation, and in January 2007, was given an additional two years for sending the photos.


Rachel Burkhart

Rachel Burkhart, 25: Teacher at Lenoir City High School in Tennesee resigned in May 2008 amid allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with an 18-year-old male student. Burkhart stepped down after Lenoir City School Superintendent Wayne Miller confronted her. Miller said in a statement, “When an incident such as this happens, it undermines the foundation of what every teacher should stand for. It breaches the trust that teachers spend their entire career nurturing and offends everyone associated with education. It saddens me when one teacher has the ability to so negatively impact our community.”


Rachel Holt

Rachel Holt, 34: Sixth-grade science teacher at Claymont Elementary School in Delaware reportedly acknowledged that in the last week of March 2006, she had sexual intercourse with her male student 27 times, and that she once performed oral sex on him. All of the sexual encounters allegedly occurred at the teacher’s apartment. Though originally indicted on 28 counts of first-degree rape, Holt pleaded guilty Jan. 22, 2007, to a single count of second-degree rape, and was ordered to prison to await sentencing. On March 16, 2007, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

 

Rachelle Heenan

Rachelle Heenan, 34: They had sex during school events, in assorted hotels and even in the woman’s car. Now, the male student is suing his former teacher and the Texas school district for alleged emotional and physical damage. The student, using the pseudonym Mark Smith to protect his identity, is accusing Rachelle Heenan of taking advantage of his immature and underdeveloped mental state of mind when she repeatedly engaged the boy in sexual encounters. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Heenan was formerly a forensic science teacher at the Hollenstein Career and Technology Center, part of the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school district. She was put on administrative leave in May 2012 and indicted in February 2013 on a charge of an improper relationship between an educator and student. The Tarrant County district attorney’s office says Heenan received five years of deferred adjudicated probation in a plea bargain, and she also voluntarily gave up her teaching certificate. Heenan was 34 at the time of the sex, and Smith was a minor at age 17.

Rachelle Vantucci, 32: Ex-substitute teacher from Geneseo, N.Y., admitted having sex with a 16-year-old boy she met at a local riding stable. After pleading guilty, Vantucci agreed to surrender her teaching license and register as a sex offender.


Rebecca Boicelli

Rebecca Boicelli, 33: Redwood City, Calif., woman gave birth to a baby and DNA test results gave prosecutors enough evidence to prove the father is Boicelli’s former student, who was 16 at the time of conception. She was sentenced to two years in prison.


Rebecca Becker and Maria Zurita

Rebecca Becker, 28, and Maria Zurita, 28: This teacher and teacher aide were arrested in May 2007 and charged with statuatory rape after the pair took two 16-year-old male students from the youth home where they worked to one of their houses for a Memorial Day weekend of sex. The school’s search for the missing boys turned up letters written by one of the teachers that were sexually explicit and inappropriate, authorities said.


Rebecca Bogard

Rebecca Bogard, 27: Teacher at the alternative school in Biloxi, Miss., was arrested Jan. 18, 2008, charged with sexual battery of a teenage male student at the school. The complaint was filed by the parent of the boy, who was under the age of 16. A judge set her bail at $50,000, and she was released.


Rebecca Ann Bramlett

Rebecca Ann Bramlett, 33: Teacher at Baines Middle School in the Fort Bend Independent School District of Texas was arrested May 2, 2008, and charged with sexual assault of a child for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. The investigation began when Bramlett was pulled over on a minor traffic stop with the student in her car. When a sheriff’s deputy began talking to Bramlett, she reportedly said, “We are having an affair and I am taking him home.”

Rebecca Lee Kelley, 24: Tucson, Ariz., teacher at Salpointe Catholic School was indicted in April 2007, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy. Kelley was originally was indicted on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor under 18, but on Oct. 15, 2007, she pleaded guilty to one count of failure to report a reportable offense and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and was expected to avoid any mandatory prison time and having to register as a sex offender.


Rebekah Todd

Rebekah Todd, 25: Health and physical education teacher at White River High School in Buckley, Wash., resigned after she was accused of performing oral sex on a 17-year-old boy. She had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault and was expecting a sentence of 30 days in home detention. On March 14, 2007, the judge sentenced Todd to six months in jail.

Rebecca Robertson-Shaffer, 25: Spanish teacher at Hilton Head Island High School, South Carolina, pleaded guilty in 2004 to committing a lewd act on a 15-year-old male student the previous year and received an 8-year suspended sentence and three years of probation. Three years later, on Dec. 2, 2007, the male victim filed a civil suit, charging the Beaufort County School District and the school board with neglegence because they did nothing to prevent the abuse from occurring and under-reacted afterward. The suit recounts incidents where the teacher allegedly was “grooming” the boy “in plain view” of school administrators and would “inappropriately touch, rub against and/or hug the then-minor plaintiff.”

Regina McKay, 33: Computer teacher at Geronimo High School in Cotton County, Okla., pleaded no contest on April 7, 2008, to the second-degree rape of her 17-year-old male student in 2006. The boy told police McKay offered to buy him cigarettes and alcohol if he would come to her home and have sex with her. In school, the victim said McKay would make him sit beside her at a table and she would rub her foot up and down his legs. If he tried to move, he said she’d get angry. McKay received a sentence of five years, but would need to serve just 30 days behind bars, and only on weekends.


Rhianna Ellis

Rhianna Ellis, 24: Social-studies teacher at the High School for Health Professions and Human Services in Manhattan, N.Y., allegedly began a 10-month sexual relationship with an 17-year-old player on the school’s basketball team, and reportedly gave birth to his baby. The teen boy even introduced Ellis to his parents, never indicating she was his teacher.

Rita Brum
Rita Brum

Rita Brum, 24: The teacher at Mount Pleasant High School in East San Jose, Calif., was arraigned March 12, 2009, on charges of having sexual relations with a minor – a 17-year-old female student. The girl’s mother discovered a love letter written to her daughter by the first-year teacher and assistant soccer coach and confronted the woman and pulled her hair. “Rita is a very good person who made a mistake,” Brum’s attorney said. “She had some issues in her past that may have led her to make this choice. We’re only hoping that we can avoid significant jail time. She’s taken responsibility and she is trying to improve herself and get clarity so this won’t happen again.”

Robin Gialanella, 26: Teacher at Silver Bay Elementary School in Toms River, N.J., engaged in kissing, and inappropriate conduct and conversations with two sixth-grade boys, ages 11 and 12, in 2003 and 2004. She was sentenced to 364 days in jail with psychotherapy, must register as a sex offender, will be under lifetime supervision and must surrender her New Jersey teaching certificate.

Robin Winkis, 29: English teacher at Central York High School in York, Pa., allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old boy after giving him alcohol. Authorties accused her of five alleged sex acts during October and November 2005. She pleaded guilty as part of a deal, and was sentenced to two to 23 months in jail.

Katherine J. Harder
Rosanna Encinas Brown

Rosanna Encinas Brown, 49: The teacher at Pastor Elementary School in Phoenix, Ariz., was charged Jan. 31, 2009, with three Class 2 felony counts of sexual conduct with a minor. According to police, Brown admitted luring a 14-year-old male student to a dark motel by text message where she performed oral sex on the boy so he would not have sex with his girlfriend, the woman’s alleged goddaughter.


Samantha Solomon

Samantha Solomon, 29: Guidance counselor at the High School for Health Professions and Human Services in Manhattan, N.Y. was fired after school bosses learned she was having sex with a teenage boy. She denies the allegations, attributing them to rumors gone wild.


Sandra Binkley

Sandra Binkley, 35: The Portland, Tenn., High School teacher was charged Sept. 25, 2008, with statutory rape by an authority figure as the result of sexual contact with a 17-year-old boy during school hours. A week later, two more students came forward claiming they had had a sexual encounter, also, on and off campus.


Sandra Borrego

Sandra Borrego, 41: Dance instructor at Most Precious Blood Catholic School in Corpus Christi, Texas, was indicted Jan. 24, 2008, on charges she repeatedly sexually assaulted one of her 13-year-old students. Borrego was indicted on 22 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, and was ordered to undergo testing to determine if her baby daughter had been fathered by her alleged victim. Arrest records indicate the boy said he had sexual contact with Borrego on 20 to 30 occasions behind a curtain in the school’s cafeteria, as well as at her house.


Sandra “Beth” Geisel

Sandra “Beth” Geisel, 42: English teacher at Christian Brothers Academy, an all-boys school in Albany, N.Y., allegedly had sex three times with a 16-year-old male student in May 2005, including once on school grounds in the football stadium’s press box. Originally indicted in September for three counts of third degree rape, she pleaded guilty to a single count of rape and was sentenced to six months in jail, and ranked as a Level 1 sex offender, the lowest risk.


Sarah Bridges

Sarah Bridges, 24: Substitute teacher in Eugene, Ore., arrested June 6, 2008, in connection with the rape, sodomy and sexual assault of a middle school boy. Bridges allegedly engaged in sexual activity with the student at an off-campus location in March 2008. She was charged with third-degree rape and two counts each of third-degree sodomy and sexual assault. A MySpace page with Bridges’ name and photo featured the quote, “We ride never worried about the fall.” District spokesman Kelly McIver told the Register-Guard newspaper: “You get deviants every once in a while and they do things that make you stop and think twice. It’s really sad because students and parents should be able to trust teachers.”


Sarah Joel

Sarah Joel , 31: Teacher at Narcoossee Community School in Osceola County, Fla., arrested Jan. 25, 2008, for allegedly having sexual relations with one of her former male students who was 15 at the time. The boy told authorities that when he called Joel to talk about his problems, Joel would pick him up and take him to her home. She faces three counts of lewd and lascivious battery, a second-degree felony. Joel entered a guilty plea Sept. 12, 2008.

 

Sarah Raymo

Sarah Raymo, 31: Teacher at T.L. Handy Middle School in Bay City, Mich., accused of trying  to procure sex from a 14-year-old male student during the 2012-2013 school year. Raymo is charged with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by up to life imprisonment. The teen testified that around the time of Christmas break, Raymo asked him to stay after school one day and they ended up having sex in her classroom. The teen said he had sex with Raymo six to eight times thereafter. The sex allegedly occurred at the school and Raymo’s Essexville home. The teen said Raymo would also buy him cigarettes, alcohol and food, as well as text message him nude photos of herself. The teen said he no longer had the nude photos and could not prove they ever existed. “She said, ‘Don’t tell anyone ’cause I could get in a lot of trouble,’” the teen testified. The teen was later interviewed at the Nathan Weidner Children’s Advocacy Center, but testified he was not entirely truthful at that time. On May 27, 2014, a judge ordered Raymo to undergo an evaluation to determine if she’s psychologically fit for trial.

Sarah Tolzien
Sarah L. Tolzien

Sarah L. Tolzien, 24: The Rich South High School teacher and cross-country coach in Richton Park, Ill., was charged March 26, 2008, with criminal sexual assault for allegedly having sex on two occasions with a 16-year-old male student the previous November. The student’s parents reported the alleged sexual activity to police in early December after finding sexually-oriented text messages from Tolzien on the boy’s cell phone.


Shannon Best

Shannon Best, 33: Social studies teacher at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, N.C., resigned April 14, 2008, after being charged with taking indecent liberties with an 18-year-old female student. A police spokesman indicated the encounter occurred at a residence but would not specify the location. Although the alleged victim is of legal age, police said criminal charges were being pursued because of the teacher-student nature of the alleged encounter. Best was released from the Wake County jail after posting a $5,000 bond. On June 18, 2008, Best pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor attempted crime against nature and giving alcohol to a student. She received a 45-day suspended jail sentence, 18 months unsupervised probation, and was ordered to pay a $250 fine and court costs. She did not have to register as a sex offender.


Shannon Herring

Shannon Herring, 32: The exceptional children’s teacher at Southern Wayne High School in Dudley, N.C., was charged on March 4, 2009, with two counts of sexual activity with a student. Deputies said Herring had sex with the 17-year-old boy on at least two occasions during October and November of last year. Authorities say the encounters did not happen at the school.


Shannon Young

Shannon Young, 36: English teacher and volleyball coach at Pleasant Ridge High School in Easton, Kansas, was arrested June 29, 2010, and charged with three counts of unlawful sexual relations with a 17-year-old boy. The Leavenworth County prosecutor said the affair took place between Aug. 1, 2009, and June 2, 2010. The boy identified as the victim was of the legal age of consent for Kansas. But teachers are still prohibited by law from having sexual relations with students at their schools.


Sharon Rutherford

Sharon Rutherford, 31: The 9th-grade English teacher at Coffeeville High School in Alabama was sentenced on Dec. 12, 2007, to three years in prison and five years probation for having sex with two males students under 16-years of age. According to one of her former students, the two broke off their relationship after Rutherford asked him to kill her husband, “then she got with 8 more of my friends.” Rutherford faces more time in prison for soliciting murder.


Shebana Rajput

Shebana Rajput, 35: Biology and physical science instructor since August 2005 at Jones Senior High School in Trenton, N.C., resigned her position May 21, 2008 – just two days before she was arrested in her home for alleged sexual conduct with a 17-year-old student whose gender was not released. Sheriff’s officials say she had sexual relations with the teen in her home on nine separate occasions between March and May of 2008. Rajput was charged with eight counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of sex offense with a student. She was held on $100,000 bail as authorities looked into the possibility she was involved with additional students.

Shelley Allen, 35: Teacher’s aide from Cherokee County, Texas, was arrested in June 2005. Allen was charged with sexual assault of a child and faces a possible 20 years behind bars.


Sheila Vazquez

Sheila Vazquez, 36: High-school teacher at the Renaissance School in Warren Township, Ind., was arrested and suspended in May 2008 after allegations of sex with a 15-year-old male student during a “lunch” outing during school hours. According to a police report, the student said conversations began innocently in February when he told his teacher he was bored in school. Vazquez responded she had something that would keep him busy. The two met in a classroom after school on several occasions to kiss and embrace, according to the student. Vasquez, who faces four counts of child molestation, allegedly arranged to take the student to lunch as a reward for hard work. They went to her home where they had sex, the student told police.

Sheral Smith

Sheral Smith, 37: Sheral Smith was arrested in September 2008, accused of having sex with a teen boy who was a student at New Summit School in Jackson, Miss., where she worked briefly. She was not the boy’s teacher, and the alleged sexual relationship occurred prior to her working there. Smith was later fired.  She’s accused of statutory rape and transfer of a controlled substance involving a 14-year-old boy. Under state law, she can be sentenced up to life in prison. Smith also faces one count of statutory rape and one count of sexual battery in Hinds County involving the same teen. In October 2009, Smith reportedly suffered a mental breakdown while awaiting trial.


Sherry Brians

Sherry Brians, 41: Middle-school language-arts instructor in Buttonwillow, Calif., originally arrested in January 2006 on suspicion of engaging in lewd acts with a 12-year-old male student, a felony that involves sexual contact. She originally pleaded not guilty to two counts of annoying or molesting a child under 18, but on March 12, 2007, pleaded no contest to reduced charges of misdemeanor battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


Sheryl A. Namahine

Sheryl A. Nawahine, 35: Idaho teacher at Fruitland High School indicted on Sept. 21, 2007, on three felony counts for exchanging explicit text messages with a member of the school’s football team. She allegedly sent over 1,000 messages, including a photo and video, to the boy – a close friend of her own teenage son and daughter. “I take full responsibility for my actions,” she wrote in a statement. “I knew better the whole time. All the text and picture (sic) was generated by me, and no one else.” Both Nawahine and the teen say no sexual contact occurred.

Stacy Hopkins

Stacy Hopkins, 28:
Physical-education teacher and basketball coach at Arlington High School in Shelby County, Tenn., was arrested May, 5, 2011, after allegedly having sex with two male students and texting them nude photos of herself. The students, both under age 18 at the time of the alleged incidents, told school officials they had sexual intercourse with Hopkins. The teacher told investigators she taught both students and admitted to the crimes. On Hopkins’ Facebook page, she described her relationship status as “complicated.” Describing her job, she wrote, “Teaching high school students what not to do or how to do it without getting caught. :-)” ending it with a smiley face. Her page also lists a favorite quote about locating the right guy. “Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, Who will stay awake just to watch you sleep … .” Describing herself, she wrote: “Chances are if i meet you and you don’t like me i’m probably not to (sic) fond of you either.”

Stephanie Burleson: Volleyball coach and teacher at Floresville High School in Texas, pleaded guilty in June 2005 to all charges for molesting a 16-year-old female student. She was sentenced to 10 years probation, and required to register as a sex offender.


Stephanie Giambelluca

Stephanie Giambelluca, 24: First-year teacher at J.D. Meisler Middle School in Metairie, La., was arrested in December 2006 on charges of molestation and indecent behavior with a 12-year-old male. Police say the acts were captured on videotape, recorded by Ryan Mapes, 18, who was babysitting the boy. Giambelluca allegedly disrobed to her underwear, performed a suggestive dance for the boy and performed oral sex on Mapes in front of the young student.

Stephanie Diane Harris

Stephanie Diane Harris, 27: Teacher at Marble City Elementary School was arrested Sept. 9, 2008, for charges related to alleged sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy. According to the boy, Harris began texting him in June, asking him to have sex with her. She is accused of having had sex with the teen in her home several times and exchanging photographs of the pair’s genitals by cell phone. The boy reported the incidents to police in mid-August, sparking the investigation.


Stephanie Ragusa

Stephanie Ragusa, 28: Math teacher at Martinez Middle School in Lutz, Fla., was arrested March 13, 2008, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy. She reportedly met the boy on campus while working as a special education teacher at Davidsen Middle School the previous schoolyear. Ragusa allegedly had sex with the student twice in her car and once in her apartment between October 2006 and May 2007. An arrest affidavit from investigators says the victim’s story was verified by his knowledge of tattoos of a flower and an insect on Ragusa that are visible only if she is undressed. She was arrested a second time on April 15, 2008, for sex with another boy, and then while free on bail, was arrested a third time on April 28 for allegedly having sex yet again with one of her previous victims. On June 28, 2010, she was sentenced to 10 years prison by Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe, who described Ragusa’s courtroom demeanor as arrogant. “You had a very lackadaisical attitude on your face, smiling, jovial,” Tharpe said. “If I had to sum up your attitude in one word, it would be arrogance. I don’t know as we stand here today that you truly appreciate the harm that you caused. I honestly believe, Ms. Ragusa, that you are a sexual predator. And I honestly believe that you are a danger to children in our community.”

Stephanie Seabury

Stephanie Seabury, 22: English teacher at Caesar Rodney Middle School in Dover, Del., turned herself into police Monday, April 28, 2014, on allegations she had sex with a 13-year-old male student of hers. She was charged with one count of sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust or authority. According to court records, the boy told authorities March 12 he had had a sexual relationship with the teacher with “several planned meetings” at her home. During one such encounter on Feb. 26, the boy said he engaged in intercourse with the teacher, who had driven him from school to her apartment. Police say Seabury and the student also exchanged numerous explicit phone messages and photographs, which had been viewed by “several cooperating witnesses.” Investigators contacted officials at the school on March 13, who confirmed the victim was one of her students.


Stephanie Ann Stein

Stephanie Ann Stein, 31: The former English teacher at Plymouth Christian Academy in Canton, Mich., was arrested on Sept. 17, 2007, after the mother of a 15-year-old student saw her leaving the boy’s home for the second time. She admitted to police she was having sex with the boy, knew it was wrong and was in the process of severing the relationship. During the course of their investigation – police say they also learned about a racy – nude – photo the teacher sent to the student. According to the Detroit News, instant messages and e-mails between the victim and Stein showed early on that the young man wanted a long-term
relationship with her and to save her from what he thought was an abusive marriage. He also testified he fantasized about having children with her. On June 17, 2008, the mother of two young children was found guilty of two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, sending sexually explicit photographs to a minor and using a computer to send those images.


Stephanie Jo Walters

Stephanie Jo Walters, 27: Eighth-grade teacher at Musselman Middle School in Inwood, W.V., turned herself into the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department May 1, 2009, where she was charged with sexual abuse by a person of trust to a child. Walters allegedly sent text messages to a male student describing what she would like to do to him sexually. According to the criminal complaint, an uninvolved student learned that the 14-year-old male student and Walters were sending one another text messages, leading school officials to believe there was an inappropriate relationship. Walters allegedly began confiding in a female student two weeks ago, telling the student that she and the 14-year-old male student made out and she had let him touch her breasts and kiss her in a janitor’s closet at school.

 

Summer Hansen

Summer Michelle Hansen, 31: Special-education teacher at Centennial High School in Corona, Calif., was charged Aug. 13, 2013, with having sex with five students and sending the boys sexual text messages and nude photographs of herself. Hansen faces 16 felony counts and could receive up to 13 years in prison if convicted. Court documents show Hansen was suspected of engaging in sexual intercourse and oral sex with the boys on campus and at one victim’s home as far back as May 2012. All five boys were students at the school, but none was a student of Hansen. One student,17, told detectives Hansen had been exchanging sexual text messages with him, some attached to revealing and nude photographs. The teacher allegedly said she wanted to give him a “prize” for doing well in a baseball game. She kept him after class in Saturday school and, after all of the other students had left, began kissing him, and engaged in sex acts, the boy claimed. Hansen, through her attorney, has denied the allegations.

 

Susan Clickner

Susan Clickner, 47: The 8th-grade science teacher at Blanchard Middle School in Lowell, Mass., was sentenced to serve 18 months for having sex with one of her students in the back seat of her car. Clickner had been accused of luring the 14-year-old during the summer of 2005 into the back seat of her car and molesting him. He later told his parents, who notified police. She also was ordered to register as a sex offender.


Tabitha Adams

Tabitha Adams, 35: Second-grade teacher at Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Dodge City, Kansas, was arrested on Dec. 18, 2007, on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Her bond was set at $500,000. Neither the police department nor the church would release the victim’s age or gender.


Tamara Ryman

Tamara Ryman, 37: Married algebra teacher at Bellaire High School in Houston under investigation for possibly having an inappropriate relationship with a former student for whom she is the legal guardian. Police say on March 18, 2007, they found Ryman in a parked van with the 16-year-old, and the boy had his pants down. Both Ryman and the teen were charged with criminal trespassing.

Tara Driscoll

Tara Driscoll, 33: The English teacher at Campus Magnet High School in the Cambria Heights section of New York City was arrested Aug. 5, 2011, and charged with raping a 16-year-old male student with whom she allegedly had sex after driving him to a motel. Police claim they have videotape evidence of the two at the Capri Lynbrook Motor Inn. She pleaded guilty in June 2012 to having sex with the minor at the motel, a 15-minute drive from the school. But earlier, she brazenly had sex with two other students at the school, where her serial shenanigans were uncovered by girlfriends of the teacher’s pets, an investigative report by schools investigator Richard Condon charges. The New York Post reports that Driscoll called one boy to her office, locked the door and put a chair against the knob to secure it. They lay on the floor behind her desk, where she performed oral sex before they had intercourse, the boy told investigators.

Tawni Wimberley
Tawni Wimberley

Tawni Wimberley, 30: Former computer and technology teacher at Flagstaff High School teacher in Arizona pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor on Sept. 30, 2008. Police alleged that Wimberley, who was indicted in March, had consensual sexual relationships with “several” male students, most of them legal adults.


Teresa Engelbach

Teresa Engelbach, 21: Substitute teacher from Pevely, Mo., was charged March 16, 2007, with having sex with a 14-year-old male student, whom she reportedly knew for years as a friend of her brother. Jefferson County authorities charged her with three counts of statutory rape and one count of statutory sodomy for incidents allegedly occurring between Feb. 1 and March 13, 2007.

Tina Mason, 31: The former teacher at Lubec Consolidated School, Washington County, Maine, received on Nov. 20, 2008, two consecutive suspended sentences of 11 months in jail, each with one year of probation, and a $400 fine for assault, sexual abuse of a minor, and unlawful sexual touching of a 13-year-old boy. The matter came to light in December 2007. The boy was not one of her students but, instead, the son of family friends. Mason will have to permanently give up her teaching certification and will be a registered sex offender for 10 years.

Toni Allexy, 38: Cheerleading coach in Paradise, Calif., entered a surprise no contest plea in court May 6, 2008, to a felony child endangerment charge. Allexy was accused in 2007 of furnishing alcohol to two 14-year-old boys at her residence, and fondling one of them during the ride home. “Very intoxicated, the mother gave my very drunk son and another boy and girl a ride home,” a letter from one of the boy’s mothers states. “On the ride home the mother (Allexy) put her hand down my son’s pants and began to fondle him, the other kids were in the back seat, which (Allexy) would not allow to come up front with my son.”


Toni Woods

Toni Lynn Woods, 37: Middle-school teacher in Braxton County, W.Va., confessed in 2005 to having sexual intercourse with three juveniles a total of four times and oral sex with one of those juveniles and another juvenile a total of four times. She reportedly described herself as a “monster” when she pleaded guilty. She resigned, surrendered her teaching certificate, and was given consecutive sentences of one-to-five years on four counts of third-degree sexual assault.


Traci Tapp

Traci Tapp, 28: Gym teacher at Hammonton High School in New Jersey accused of sexual contact with three male students, including having sex in her home multiple times in one night with a 16-year-old. In January 2006, she avoided any jail or probation time by admitting inappropriate touching, but she lost her teaching license.


Valynne Bowers

Valynne Bowers, 39: Math teacher at Bountiful Junior High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, was arrested on March 6, 2009 for sexual assault on a 13-year-old boy after another teacher at the school, Linda Nef, gave Bowers name to the police while confessing her own sexual involvement with the same teen. Until shortly before the arrests, the two teachers did not know about each other’s relationship with the same boy, a police spokesman said.


Wendie Schweikert

Wendie Schweikert, 36: Laurens, S.C., elementary teacher arrested in February 2006 for having sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old male student at E.B. Morse Elementary School. Police said the married woman had relations with the boy on three separate occasions dating back to 2005, not only on campus but also in her car near a miniature golf course near Greenville, S.C.


Yvette Starzyk

Yvette Starzyk, 26: Female athletic trainer and substitute teacher at Hinkley High School in Aurora, Colo., was fired and charged with sexual assault on a former student, a boy of 15. She turned herself in March 28, 2008. She reportedly had an ongoing sexual affair with the boy, with the encounters taking place at several locations away from the school. Authorities were also investigating the possibility more victims were involved with Starzyk.

 


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