Julie Hautzenroeder, 36-year-old science teacher at Colerain High School, Colerain Township, Ohio, allegedly engaged in group sex with two underage male students.
Hautzenroeder was arrested in June and faces two counts of sexual battery after she was indicted for allegedly engaging in sex with two male students. According to a police report , Northwest Schools asked police on May 15 to investigate an allegation that Hautzenroeder had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. Hautzenroeder was placed on administrative leave shortly after that. According to the indictment Hautzenroeder had sexual contact with two male students between April 26 and May 15 of this year. the alleged incidents took place at Hautzenroeder’s home in Symmes Township.
This week the teen boys testified in court they both had sex with Colerain High School teacher, Julie Hautzenroeder, on the same night. They offered a jury explicit details of an encounter they say took place this spring at her Loveland home. Female teacher pretended to be mother of the other boy and sent a text message to the other boy’s mother asking if her son could spend the night. That was part of the scheme, the teens testified, to get them to the teacher’s house. Hautzenroeder’s friend Stephanie Kessel picked up the boys that evening and took them to Hautzenroeder’s Loveland apartment. When the boys get to her house, Julie Hautzenroeder told them ” ‘My house is Las Vegas — what happens here stays here,’ ” said Assistant Hamilton County prosecutor Joshua Berkowitz. Then she gave the teens vodka, smoked marijuana with them. While they were sitting together, one of the boys testified “She put her hand in my pants”, adding she did that while she had her other hand in the pants of the other teen.
“She got two condoms and came back and turned the lights off.” Teacher allegedly then engaged in sex acts with both boys, performed oral sex with one boy and intercourse with the other while all three were in the same bed at once. The two boys testified the alleged sex happened while Hautzenroeder’s 7 or 8-year-old daughter was sleeping in the other room. They also testified after spending the night and having sex, she made them breakfast the next morning and then took them home.
19-year-old Stephanie Kessel, who drove the boys to female teacher’s house also testified in court. She told that she used to babysit Hautzenroeder’s daughter who was sleeping in other room during the sex acts with young boys. Kessel says she didn’t think anything was unusual about the boys coming over. She did testify that Hautzenroeder and the teens smoked marijuana. At some point, Kessel says one of the boys went into Hautzenroeder’s bedroom with her, but the door was open. While Hautzenroeder was in bedroom with other teen, Kessel admitted that she kissed the other boy.She said she left at 10 or 11 that night, and didn’t see anything sexual between Julie Hautzenroeder and the teens.
Prosecutors say sheriff’s officials obtained text messages between Hautzenroeder and at least one of the boys that were of a sexual nature. Hautzenroeder has pleaded not guilty. Her attorney, William Stewart Mathews II, told jurors she had an inappropriate relationship with a student but it wasn’t sexual. If jurors agree, that will allow her to escape a sexual battery conviction and the potential of 10 years in prison that can accompany it.
Hautzenroeder worked for Northwest Local School District since 2003 as a substitute teacher. She became a permanent science teacher at Colerain High in 2006.
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