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40-Year-Old Gym Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With Middle School Student Years After Affair

A Georgia middle school gym teacher was arrested on charges that she had sexual relations with a 15-year-old student in 2013, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

The student was between the 8th and 9th grades at the time of her alleged assault by Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, who was charged with child molestation and sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority.

Authorities were just recently tipped off to the alleged relationship, according to the GBI’s press release.

Reece taught at Union County Middle School in Blairsville, Georgia. It’s not clear when she last worked at the school, according to People magazine.

She has reportedly not yet entered a plea in the case.

[Image: Union County Jail]

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College Student Charged With Lying About Rape After Cops Find Texts To Her ‘Attacker’

A Bay City, Michigan woman told police she was raped in a Delta College parking lot back in February. But, she later confessed to making the whole thing up, and now she is facing a felony charge.

Mary T. Zolkowski was arraigned on Monday for one count of false report of a felony. She could face up to four years for the charge, the New York Post reported.

Zolkowski had originally claimed that was grabbed by a man from behind as she was walking to her car. She said the rapist grabbed her face and throat as he assaulted her. She told police she only saw her attacker’s hands. Zolkowski allegedly told police she didn’t want a physical examination, according to Michigan Live.

She claimed that the incident caused her to drop out of school. However, it was later determined that she dropped her courses before the alleged assault.

In March, she

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School Ignores Signs Of Teacher’s 3-Year Affair With 8th Grade Student Until She Gives Birth To His Child

A former high school teacher is accused of having a long-term sexual relationship with a teenage boy she met when he was in middle school.

According to News 5, 36-year-old Laura Lynn Cross had a three-year relationship with a student she met when she was his eighth grade English teacher. She has since had his child.

The teen’s father says he had concerns about the former Buchtel High School teacher and told both school and police authorities back in 2012. No charges were filed. 

Cross apparently even convinced the teen’s mother, who had custody, to allow the teen to move in with her through a court-approved, partial-parental custody arrangement. The teacher apparently positioned herself as a mentor to the teen.

“First of all, she’s a schoolteacher,” said the father. “To get aroused by a child basically you have to be a sick individual.”

Cross did resign from her teaching position in January 2015.

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Teacher Convicted Of Raping 15-Year-Old Student Now Has To Pay Victim $1 Million

An Oklahoma City federal judge has awarded $1 million in damages to a teenage boy who was raped by his middle school teacher, according to The Oklahoman newspaper

Jennifer Caswell, 31, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, five of which were suspended, after pleading guilty to six counts of second-degree rape, child enticement and forcible sodomy in June 2015.

In his judgment, U.S. District Judge Robin J. Cauthron wrote that following the incident, which garnered national headlines after Caswell appeared on the “Dr. Phil” show, the victim experienced “depression, isolation, and self-blame for the events that transpired.”

The boy and his father sued Caswell and the Hollis Oklahoma school district in 2015 due to the boy’s emotional duress and in order to bring attention to the plight of sexual abuse by teachers, according to their attorney Bob Wyatt.

Following the judgment, Wyatt said, “”We are pleased that the judge

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Accused Rapist Of Student Who Committed Suicide Takes Full-Page Ad Claiming Innocence

The attorney of an Alabama man who was accused of sexual assault by a former University of Alabama student took a full-page out in yesterday’s Tuscaloosa News, claiming that he is innocent and the victim’s text messages prove that any sexual encounter was consensual.

The student, Megan Rondini, killed herself after she told police that T.J. Bunn, 36, raped her at his home. Her parents have since filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bunn, as well as two university employees and various members of the Tuscaloosa County sheriff’s office for allegedly mishandling the case.

But Bunn’s lawyer, Ivey Gilmore, claimed that Rondini’s text messages showed that his client was innocent of the rape charge.

“To be clear, this case is not a matter of ‘he said, she said,”’ Gilmore wrote. “It is this young woman’s own words, and her own text messages that led every investigating authority to conclude she had not

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Teacher Jailed For Sexually Abusing Student In School Closet After Parents Find Handwritten Note

A Missouri teacher has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexually abusing his teenage student in a school closet. As People shares, William Nathan Herrington was sentenced on Friday after he pled guilty to statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student.

The now-former teacher of Ash Grove High School in Missouri was arrested in October 2014. Following social media posts, handwritten notes and emails, he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student. The sexual relationship took place in a closet in the school library, as well as in Herrington’s home.

The student, who is now is college, told authorities that the 35-year-old married father inappropriately touched her and took advantage of her, per the News-Leader. She said that they met in the school closet at least 10 times, but she was too scared to tell anyone about the interactions. Her parents eventually found a note and messages from the teacher that were apparently sexual

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Student “Grades” His Ex’s Apology Note As A Twitter Joke—Then Gets Suspended

After receiving an apology letter from a recent ex-girlfriend, college student Nick Lutz decided to have some fun with it, correcting her spelling and grammar and posting the “graded” letter on Twitter, with a grade of D-, reported The Washington Post. His joke went viral—but now, it has resulted in the rising senior’s suspension.

Lutz (no relation to this writer) did not include his ex-girlfriend’s contact information, social media accounts, or last name in his tweet—just her (very common) first name. But that didn’t stop the University of Central Florida, where Lutz is studying sports management, from suspending him for the “disruptive” and “harmful” tweet.

Lutz, 21, is suspended from classes in the summer and fall 2017 semesters, his appeal letter claims. He also will be under probation until he graduates and have an assigned mentor. Finally, he must create a presentation about how his actions have “impacted others” and

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Teacher Claims That Student Tricked Her Into Sex “Like A Used Car Salesman”

A Georgia teacher who admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old student of hers said that the student was partially to blame, comparing his behavior to “a used car salesman,” The New York Post reported.

Therese Gunn, 54, a former orchestra teacher at South Gwinnett High School, pled guilty to participating in the relationship, which began March 2016 and lasted less than two months. 

During this time, Gunn made her victim’s “adolescence a living hell,” he told the court.

The pair had sex both at school and at Gunn’s home. Once, Gunn hosted a party at her house and allowed the student and two of his friends to smoke marijuana with her, police allege.

Though her student was above the Georgia age of consent, in the state it is illegal for teachers to have sex with their students while in a supervisory role, even if both parties consent.

Gunn resigned from the school in

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Married Teacher Accused Of Adopting Former Student To Sexually Assault Him Almost Daily

A New Jersey teacher has been accused of adopting her former middle school student, a 15-year-old boy, and sexually assaulting him repeatedly.

Rayna Culver, 43, and the boy had a “very close” relationship when she was his teacher, according to the Trentonian. She then housed him after he was kicked out of his family’s home in December 2015, according to South Jersey Local News. Culver became his legal guardian a few months later.

“(The victim) believed that the purpose of her taking him in was to eventually make sex a part of their relationship,” court documents allege.

The victim said Culver started to touch him inappropriately and undress him back in June 2016. This led to sexual relations. Culver is reportedly married.

“After that first incident, they would engage in sex often, and it was to the point where he felt that if he told her to stop she would get mad

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Married Teacher Accused Of Adopting Former Student To Sexually …

A New Jersey teacher has been accused of adopting her former middle school student, a 15-year-old boy, and sexually assaulting him repeatedly.

Rayna Culver, 43, and the boy had a “very close” relationship when she was his teacher, according to the Trentonian. She then housed him after he was kicked out of his family’s home in December 2015, according to South Jersey Local News. Culver became his legal guardian a few months later.

“(The victim) believed that the purpose of her taking him in was to eventually make sex a part of their relationship,” court documents allege.

The victim said Culver started to touch him inappropriately and undress him back in June 2016. This led to sexual relations. Culver is reportedly married.

“After that first incident, they would engage in sex often, and it was to the point where he felt that if he told her to stop she would get mad

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