Teachers are getting busted having sex with students in alarming numbers. And females currently lead males in this dismal category of newsmakers.
We did a Google search using the words, Teachers – Sex – Students, looking for a specific case that was in the news. Sadly, a slew of cases appeared as news items from just the past few days.
Without putting much effort into the search, we found eight stories regarding teachers recently arrested for having sex with students. One story involved three different teachers. One story involved the sentencing of a teacher who had sex with a student, and another the revocation of parole. Of those facing legal problems, six were female, four were male.
We are not bashing the teaching profession anymore that we’d drag law enforcement through the mud when cops get busted. As a profession, they are fantastic people doing meaningful work. And like law enforcement, 99% of them are above reproach. Yet this information is alarming.
Teachers busted having sex with students – Story #1
A 27-year-old woman who worked as a substitute teacher at an Elizabeth (New Jersey) middle school has been arrested and charged this week after engaging in a sexual relationship with a male student, officials said.
According to mycentraljersey.com, Nataly Lopez, who worked at School No. 3, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, a first-degree crime, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park.
Teachers busted having sex with students – Story #2
A married high school teacher in Connecticut is accused of having sex with an 18-year-old special education student. She reportedly told another student that she wasn’t “getting any action” at home after the alleged affair, according to court documents. (This is the story we originally sought.)
Laura Ramos, (pictured) a 31-year-old special education teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport, began telling a student at the school her issues at home about a month to six weeks ago, according to an arrest warrant obtained by WFSB.
The New York Post reported that Ramos was released after posting $50,000 bail on a second-degree sexual assault charge, and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Bridgeport on June 28.
Teachers busted having sex with students – Story #3
Taylor Brooks Boyles, 27, a Moulton Middle School teacher, was charged with being a school worker engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under 19, the Times Daily reported.
Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said the victim was an 18-year-old senior who was not at Boyles’ school.
Sadly, two additional Alabama teachers face trials on similar allegations on Aug. 21.
Decatur High teacher Carrie Witt, 43, is charged with two counts of a school employee having sex with a student, reported the New York Post.
She is accused of having sex with a male student who was 17 when the relationship started and another male student who was 18, authorities said.
Witt was suspended after her arrest last year.
David Solomon, 26, who was a contract teacher at Falkville High School, was fired after his March 29, 2016, arrest on one count of a school employee having sex with a student.
He is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old female student whom he met on Facebook, police said.
Teachers busted having sex with students – Story #4
Authorities in Albia have accused a 29-year-old southern Iowa teacher of having sex with a student, reported the Des Moines Register.
Court records say Zachary Simpson is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee.
Court records say a 16-year-old girl reported that she and Simpson had sex at least twice.
The Ottumwa Courier reports that Simpson was a teacher for the Albia Community School District who also taught driver’s education. The district acknowledges that a staffer has been charged but declines to provide information about Simpson or his district employment status.
Teachers busted having sex with students – Story #5
A prep school math teacher in North Carolina was arrested for having inappropriate sexual contact with three male students, police said.
Erin Elizabeth McAuliffe, 25, is scheduled to make her first court appearance on Monday in Nash County District Court on three counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of indecent liberties with a minor, WNCN reports.
McAuliffe, a former math teacher at Rocky Mount Preparatory School, was last employed at the school on May 4 — one day before local police were notified by school staffers of the allegations. Police have said the alleged acts took place off-campus and involved two 17-year-old students and one 16-year-old student, reported the New York Post.
“We have been fully cooperative with local law enforcement during the course of their handling of this matter,” school officials said in a statement.
McAuliffe was released from the Carteret County Jail after posting $20,000 bond, WNCN reports.
Teachers busted having sex with students – Story #6
An Ohio judge on Tuesday sentenced a former high school math teacher to three years in prison after he admitted having sex several times with a 15-year-old female student, reported cleveland.com.
According to the Toledo Blade, Kyle McKinch, 28, of Sylvania, apologized before his sentencing in Lucas County Common Pleas Court, saying the student had come to him for help with math but later began talking to him about personal problems.
Teachers busted having sex with students – Story #7
Kelly Aldinger had her parole revoked and was sent to state prison last month because she kept contacting the teenager she had sex with in a cemetery.
Only a week after that decision, the former Easton Area School District substitute teacher wrote the victim a letter from prison, reported lehighvalleylive.com.
“She completely thwarted the authority of the court again,” said Northampton County Assistant District Attorney Tatum Wilson in court Friday.
Her lawyer, Philip Lauer, withdrew his request for the judge to reverse his decision to send Aldinger to state prison.
Teachers busted having sex with students – Story #8
The case that caught national attention was out of Tennessee. It involved now-fired-teacher, Tad Cummins. He is accused of abducting a 15-year-old female student, Elizabeth Thomas, and traveling cross country with her. He was arrested in a remote area of Siskiyou County, California about five weeks after they disappeared.
We’d like to say these cases are aberrations, but they are not. While they occurred close in time, they are not unusual. As you continue to search internet news sources, more and more cases of teachers getting arrested having sex with students appear. They litter the world wide web. One website was devoted to the “50 hottest teachers that slept with their students.” Another boasted the “50 most infamous female teacher scandals.”
Somewhere among them resides a female English teacher from a high school attended by my children. She was arrested about 10 years ago when caught having sex with several students.
We are not jumping to a conclusion regarding these stories, but we hope that school administrators are taking notes.
(Photo: Bridgeport Police)