Female Teachers Accused Of Having Sex With Male Students

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https://nypost.com/2021/03/24/ex-alabama-teacher-accused-of-sex-with-students-pleads-guilty/

Carrie Witt, ex-Alabama teacher accused of sex with students, pleads guilty
By Amanda Woods
March 24, 2021 | 1:46pm | Updated

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Carrie Cabri Witt was arrested in March 2017 for allegedly having sex with two male students. Morgan County Sheriff's Office


A former Alabama high school teacher accused of having sex with two teen students reportedly pleaded guilty this week — years after she argued she had a constitutional right to sleep with them.

Carrie Cabri Witt, 47, who taught history, psychology and social studies and coached girls’ golf and junior varsity cheer at Decatur High School, was arrested in March 2017 for allegedly having sex with two male students.

One of the students was 17 when the relationship started and the other was 18, according to reports.

Witt appeared in Morgan County Court on Monday, entering a guilty plea to one count of a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19, Decatur Daily reported.

A second count was dismissed by prosecutors.

The ex-teacher’s trial was set to begin Monday, but she entered a “blind plea” without an agreement on a sentence with the district attorney’s office, according to the report.

The sentencing hearing was scheduled for July 1 by Morgan County Circuit Judge Jennifer Howell, who is hearing the case.

Witt must register as a sex offender and could face up to 20 years behind bars for the Class B felony, according to the report.

Back in 2017, now-retired Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson ruled that a state law created in 2010 that prohibits school employees from having sex with students under 19 was unconstitutional as it applies to Witt and David Solomon, a former aide at Falkville High, who was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old female student.

Witt insisted at the time that she was only being prosecuted for a consensual relationship — the age of consent in Alabama is 16 — because she worked at a school. She argued that the prosecution violated her 14th Amendment right to privacy and equal protection, according to WHNT.

The state appealed the judge’s ruling a short time later, and the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed it and ordered that the charges be reinstated against Witt, the station reported.

“We’re glad that it’s resolved, that it’s done,” Morgan County Assistant District Attorney Courtney Schellack told Decatur Daily. “This has been a long case, between getting it dismissed by Judge Thompson and going to the Court of Criminal Appeals and bringing it back [to Circuit Court]. It’s been a long process, and we’re just glad it’s done for the community and the victims in the case.”

Witt’s attorneys, Robert Tuten and Nick Heatherly of Huntsville, declined to comment to Decatur Daily.

Witt did not negotiate a sentence, and her “blind plea” allows prosecutors “to argue what we think a proper sentence should be,” District Attorney Scott Anderson told the outlet.

“And in this case, we believe that prison time is more than appropriate,” he said. “We think it’s appropriate not only as punishment for this defendant and her actions, we think it’s appropriate to deter anyone in the future from violating this law.”
 

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Long Island high school teacher accused of having sex with student
By Kenneth Garger
April 20, 2021 | 2:26am | Updated

A Long Island high school teacher was arrested Monday for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male student, police said.

Veronica Pezdan, 28, who taught math at Shoreham-Wading River High School, is accused of carrying out the relationship over the past two months, according to Suffolk County police.

The teacher was stopped by police on the William Floyd Parkway after leaving the school at about 11 a.m., cops said.

She is charged with rape and endangering the welfare of a child.

Her arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.
 

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Teacher’s Aide Jennilynne Derolf Arrested In Bucks County For Allegedly Assaulting 14-Year-Old boy
By CBS3 Staff
July 16, 2021 at 11:39 am

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FALLS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – A teacher’s aide in Bucks County is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Prosecutors say Jennilynne Derolf sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy.

Police started investigating this week after getting a tip from the boy’s grandmother.

Derolf is a teacher’s aide at Valley Day School in Falls Township.

We’re reaching out to the school for a response to the charges.
 

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https://nypost.com/2021/07/17/nyc-teacher-let-****-snaps-get-into-hands-of-students-investigators/

Teacher let ‘sexually explicit’ photos get into hands of students: investigators
By Kathianne Boniello and Susan Edelman
July 17, 2021 | 10:36am | Updated

Kinky nude snaps of a young Bronx teacher made it into the hands of students after the educator left their laptop unguarded in the classroom, city investigators found.

Heidi Prytherch
, 26, was probed after one youth at Jill Chaifetz Transfer High School in Longwood boasted of having sex with the teacher at least three times in the employee’s apartment, on weekends and once after a school trip, says a report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation for city schools.

Several students told investigators they knew of the sexual relationship, with two kids saying Prytherch had “colonized” the student. Another claimed to have seen the pair sitting together in the school auditorium — with the teacher putting their leg on top of the student’s knee and resting their head on his shoulder.

But the student changed his story several times, denying he had sex with the teacher, then saying he lied because he didn’t want to get the educator in trouble. Investigators could not confirm the sexual relationship, the SCI said in an October report to ex-Chancellor Richard Carranza, obtained by The Post.

Prytherch, who told the schools watchdog they were nonbinary “and preferred the pronouns ‘they’ and ‘their,’” denied sexual contact with the teen, but admitted they had flirted with him and failed to report that he had voiced romantic feelings for them, the report said.

Prytherch admitted they had left their personal laptop, which contained “sexually explicit and nude photographs,” unattended, which allowed one of their charges at the Bronx school to find the pics and distribute them to other students.

One photo showed Prytherch with rope around their breasts, students reported. Another showed the “completely naked” teacher on their knees with hands behind them, apparently handcuffed. Witnesses said they identified Prytherch by their tattoos.

Chaifetz HS and other other city Department of Education transfer schools serve older students who have fallen behind or dropped out, and aim to help them graduate.

Since many students at Chaifetz come from “dysfunctional” homes, the school encouraged teachers to support the kids, Prytherch told investigators, adding that they were “directed” to call or text the student in question to ensure he wasn’t late to class.

Investigators found 46 text messages between the pair, and three phone calls, including several communications after midnight.

Given the teacher’s “poor judgment” in using their own laptop at school and an “inability to maintain proper boundaries” with the student, SCI recommended disciplinary action “up to and including termination.”

Prytherch could not be reached.

Prytherch, who taught English, worked in the classroom for less than seven months.

She started in September 2018, was removed in March 2019, and terminated that April, the city Department of Education said.

“This behavior is absolutely unacceptable and this teacher was terminated following these substantiated allegations,” said DOE spokeswoman Katie O’Hanlon. “The safety and well-being of students are our top priority and there is zero tolerance for these actions.”
 

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NJ high school arts teacher accused of sexually assaulting student​



By
Kenneth Garger


September 20, 2021 10:46pm
Updated





Christine Knudsen, an art teacher at Fair Lawn High School in New Jersey, allegedly sexually assaulted a student in 2018.
Christine Knudsen, an art teacher at Fair Lawn High School in New Jersey, allegedly sexually assaulted a student in 2018. Bergen County Prosecutor's Office


A New Jersey high school arts teacher was arrested last week after allegedly sexually assaulting a student and providing the victim with drugs, prosecutors said.
Christine Knudsen, 44, a teacher at Fair Lawn High School, allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with the student in September 2018, according to court records obtained by NJ.com.
The teacher is also accused of consuming controlled substances with the student, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
Prosecutors were tipped off to Knudsen’s alleged behavior last Tuesday.
By Thursday, authorities arrested the teacher and charged her with sexual assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
“We do not understand there to be any allegations of current misconduct,” Fair Lawn Schools Superintendent Nicholas Norcia said in a letter to parents after Knudsen’s arrest, NJ.com reported.
“Law enforcement has made clear that it does not consider any current students at risk of harm, in any way,” the letter continued.
 

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Senior News Editor since 2004

Florida drama teacher accused of having sex with 14-year-old student in her car​



By
Kenneth Garger


October 5, 2021 12:44am
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A Florida middle school drama teacher was arrested Monday after allegedly having sex on multiple occasions with a former student in her car, a report said.
The alleged relationship between Brittiny Lopez-Murray, 31, and the 14-year-old student began after the teacher texted the teen in August about “her feelings toward” him, according to a police report obtained by the Miami Herald.
Lopez-Murray and the student — who is now in high school — exchanged texts detailing “how much they enjoyed the sex with each other,” the report said.
The teacher would sometimes pick him up after basketball practice and then the two would allegedly engage in sexual acts in her car, according to the report.
Lopez-Murray has taught at Hialeah Middle for four years and was named “rookie teacher of the year” in 2017.
Brittany Lopez-Murray allegedly had sex with a middle school student multiple times in her car. Brittany Lopez-Murray allegedly had sex with a middle school student multiple times in her car.Miami Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation
The alleged relationship was uncovered Saturday after the student’s sister saw explicit texts and photos between him and the teacher, the report said.
The boy’s father also found nude photos of Lopez-Murray on his son’s phone, according to the report.
Hialeah Middle School, where Lopez-Murray taught drama for four years. Hialeah Middle School, where Lopez-Murray taught drama for four years.Google Maps
The Miami-Dade school district told the Miami Herald that Lopez-Murray will be fired in light of her arrest.
“All employees receive training and are expected to abide by the District’s Standards of Ethical Conduct policy. It is unfortunate that despite our efforts, the actions of some individuals run contrary to the behavior that is expected of them,” the district said.
Lopez-Murray was charged with lewd and lascivious battery, molestation, and engaging in a sexual act with a child.
One of the teacher’s lawyers, Landon Ray, said his client is “presumed innocent until proven guilty.
“We hope everyone is patient, doesn’t rush to judgment and respects the family’s privacy,” the lawyer said.
 

The Bobster

Senior News Editor since 2004



Former Teacher Charged After Alleged Inappropriate Sexual Contact With Student: Philadelphia Police​



By CBS3 StaffFebruary 11, 2022 at 7:17 am



PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Catholic school teacher is under arrest after Philadelphia police say she had inappropriate sexual contact with a student. Barbara Corbo, 30, is charged with institutional sexual assault.
Former Teacher Charged After Alleged Inappropriate Sexual Contact With Student: Philadelphia Police
Barbara Corbo
According to police, Corbo engaged in the inappropriate conduct back in December along Kelly Drive. She was working at Mercy Career and Technical High School in Hunting Park before being fired last month.
In a letter to parents Thursday, school leaders said they learned of the incident on Jan. 18 and fired Corbo the same day.
 

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Senior News Editor since 2004

California teacher arrested for allegedly molesting 7 students​



By
Emily Crane


April 11, 2022 1:25pm
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Richmond charter school teacher arrested, charged with 29 counts of lewd acts against minors






A California biology teacher has been arrested for allegedly molesting seven students and sharing graphic photos online, authorities said.
Anessa Paige Gower, 35, is facing 29 separate criminal counts over the alleged abuse that occurred when she was teaching at Making Waves Academy in Richmond, the Costa District Attorney’s Office said.
The victims and witnesses told investigators that the abuse, which dates back to last year, included sex acts with the minors, inappropriate touching and sharing sexually graphic photos, prosecutors said.
Anessa Paige Gower allegedly molested seven students while teaching at  Making Waves Academy in Richmond, California. Anessa Paige Gower allegedly molested seven students while teaching at Making Waves Academy in Richmond, California.Richmond Police Department Gower is facing 29 separate criminal counts for the abuse. Gower is facing 29 separate criminal counts for the abuse.Making Waves Academy
Authorities haven’t revealed the age or gender of any of the victims, but the charter school caters to students in grades 5 to 12.
Gower was taken into custody last Wednesday at Sacramento International Airport when she returned from a vacation in Hawaii.
She is currently in custody in Richmond and is facing multiple child molestation charges.
Making Waves Academy Chief Executive Officer Alton B. Nelson Jr. said Gower was fired after the allegations came to light.
According to prosecutors, the abuse includes sex acts with the minors, inappropriate touching and sharing sexually graphic photos. According to prosecutors, the abuse includes sex acts with the minors, inappropriate touching and sharing sexually graphic photos.Making Waves Academy
“During the course of an investigation into allegations that one of our teachers violated school policy, we learned of additional highly concerning allegations involving that teacher’s conduct,” Nelson said in a statement obtained by KRON4.
“We immediately shared that information with authorities who are reviewing the matter. That teacher is no longer employed by Making Waves Academy and we have reached out to parents, students and faculty to provide support where it might be needed.”
 

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Senior News Editor since 2004

Pennsylvania teacher busted for sexual relationship with student after husband alerts principal​



By
Selim Algar


May 17, 2022 5:22pm
Updated





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Olivia Ortz's husband found the incriminating messages on his wife's iPad and reported her. New Wilmington Police Department






A married Pennsylvania high school choir director was arrested for a sexual relationship with a female student after her irate husband alerted administrators, according to reports.
Olivia Ortz, 26, was taken into custody Monday and hit with two counts of sexual activity with a 17-year-old student at Wilmington Area High School, New Castle News reported.
Her husband, who did freelance work for the school’s music department, found incriminating messages on Ortz’s iPad after coming home from a recent trip to Florida and told the principal.
Ortz, of Hermitage, was suspended on May 9 and had a warrant was issued for her arrest on Friday,
According to reports, she declined to immediately turn herself in and even sang in a local concert on Sunday before finally surrendering the following day.
Remarkably, Ortz’s predecessor as the school’s music director, Jonathan Priano, 37, is also facing similar charges of sexual misconduct with students.
He allegedly had an affinity for tickling the feet of coeds and forming inappropriately close relationships with them, according to reports. His criminal case is pending.
Acting on tips from Ortz’s husband, investigators found more than 100 messages between the choir leader and her female student using Spotify’s chat function.








The pair allegedly has a code word in case their illicit dalliance was ever discovered.


In interviews with police, the student admitted to going to the teacher’s home when her spouse was away and that they had sex on several occasions.


The girl said she returned to Ortz’s home after her husband discovered their relationship to offer the teacher comfort, according to WTAE.


Authorities said they interviewed the teen and her parents again on May 5 after executing a conclusive search warrant.


The teen defiantly told them that the pair were still communicating despite looming criminal charges for Ortz and that they are in love.


Ortz is being held in the Lawrence County lockup on $150,000 bond and her next hearing is set for May 25


Priano, who faces 10 counts of sexual assault and two counts of unlawful contact with minors, had a pretrial hearing set for June.
 

The Bobster

Senior News Editor since 2004





Teacher at Christian high school arrested after sexting student, trying to sneak him into her home​



By
Patrick Reilly


June 10, 2022 10:57pm
Updated





Julie Hoover is accused of sexting with an 18-year-old student and attempting to bring him to her home in Florida.
Julie Hoover is accused of sexting with an 18-year-old student and attempting to bring him to her home in Florida. Taylor County Sheriff's Office


A teacher at a Christian high school in Florida was arrested after allegedly sexting with a student and trying to sneak him into her home while her husband was away, police said.
Julie Hoover, a 38-year-old teacher at Point of Grace Christian School in Perry, was charged Wednesday with one count of an authority figure soliciting or engaging in sex with a student after allegedly exchanging explicit messages with an 18-year-old senior student, according to police records obtained by WCTV.
Police were notified by the student’s mother on June 2 after she found the text messages between Hoover and the teenager that were exchanged in March and April.
The mother told deputies Hoover was arranging for her son to come to her home while her husband was at work, according to an arrest report.
Hoover was released from custody Thursday on a $15,000 bond, the outlet reported.
Hoover is a graduate of St. Leo University and has been employed as a mathematics teacher at the school since 2018, according to a LinkedIn profile,



The school has yet to comment on her arrest.
 
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