Oct 192015

breanne-nicole-brown-9Breanne Brown, 31-year-old former teacher at Abilene High School, Abilene Texas, has been indicted for Sexual Assault of a Child.

Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said Brown had sex with a 16-year-old on at least 10 different occasions. He said Abilene ISD Superintendent Heath Burns interviewed the teacher and the abuse still continued after the interview. Brown admitted to having this sexual relationship with a student under the age of seventeen multiple times, according to documents related to the case.

Brown was arrested on January 13th of this year just days after the last incident occurred which the documents say was on January 4th.
Another former employee of AISD, Dean Michael Trook of Holland Medical High School, was arrested on similar charges in December of 2014.

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Oct 152015

Michelle SulzickiMichelle Sulzicki, 28-year-old former teacher’s aide from Stratford, Connecticut, for for allegedly having a several years long sexual relationship with a teen student.

Sulzicki, a teacher’s aide at Chapel Elementary School in Stratford, was arrested after The Bunnell High School student, told Stratford police that Michelle Sulzicki, 28, began sexually assaulting him when he was 12 years old. The assaults occurred in his bedroom, while his parents were home, when Sulzicki was supposed to be tutoring him.
The school resource officer at Bunnell learned of the allegations from the school’s principal and a counselor on Sept. 24. The counselor, Kathy Steglitz, told police that the boy came to her office because something was bothering him and he wanted to tell someone, according to the warrant for Sulzicki’s arrest. He then told her that Sulzicki sexually assaulted him while he was in sixth and seventh grade.
Sulzicki was a teacher’s aide at the time of the alleged assaults, but was working as a teacher at Chapel Street Elementary School when the boy contacted the counselor. Stratford’s superintendent of schools, Janet Robinson, said Sulzicki was removed from the classroom as soon as officials learned of the allegations.
Sulzicki is on paid administrative leave while school officials go through the process to fire her, Robinson said.
The boy told police that he and Sulzicki repeatedly engaged in sexual intercourse “at his house and often while his parents were in a different room,” according to the arrest warrant.
In a forensic interview with a licensed clinical social worker, the boy said that the first time he and Sulzicki engaged in sexual conduct “he did not wear a condom and Michelle had forced him to have sex,” according to the warrant. “The victim said they had sex between 15 and 20 times over a period of about two years. The victim said Michelle would sometimes bring condoms for him to wear.”
The boy told the social worker that he found out Sulzicki was pregnant a short time after the last time they had sex, and that he is not sure if he is the father.
In an interview with Stratford detectives, Sulzicki at first denied having any sexual contact with the boy, then said it happened only once when the boy was in sixth grade. She also noted for detectives that she “did not charge the family for tutoring the victim and did it voluntarily,” according to the warrant.
Sulzicki also told detectives that the boy “would always talk to her about watching porn and she would discuss with the victim the way she preferred to [have] intercourse.” She also denied that the boy was the father of her 5-month-old daughter and insisted they only had sex once when the boy was in sixth grade.
Police seized Sulzicki’s cell phone after she told them she communicated with the boy via text message and phone calls.
Sulzicki turned herself in Wednesday morning after learning police had obtained an arrest warrant charging her with first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, illegal sexual contact with a minor and risk of injury to a minor, they said.
Bail in this female sex crime case was set at $100,000, which she posted Wednesday afternoon. She is due back in court Nov. 3.
Robinson said she was “outraged and appalled” by the allegations. “As soon as there was an indication of a possible crime, our immediate response was to remove that individual from any further contact with any of our students,” Robinson said.
Police said they have no reason to believe that there are other victims, but urged anyone who has information that indicates otherwise to call detectives at 203-385-4123.

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Oct 062015

Katie RufenerKatie Rufener, 26-year-old former sience teacher at Holcomb High School, Garden City, Kansas, is accused of having sexual relations with a student.

he Finney County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 19, March 20 and April 10 of this year, they received reports that a teacher at Holcomb High School had consensual sexual relations with an 18-year-old male student. The alleged incidents happened at the teacher’s home in Garden City. Rufener has since moved to Ohio.

On the same day the Sheriff’s Office received the first complaint, Ohio Department of Education records show Ruefner passed a state and federal background check in the process of applying for a teacher’s license there.
This fall she started teaching Anatomy, Biology, and a writing prep course at Ohio’s Southern Local High School in Salineville. She’s also been the 7th and 8th grade Girl’s Volleyball coach.
The superintendent at Southern Local says Rufener has been on paid leave since early last week when she told him about pending charges here in Kansas.
She’s charged with three felony counts of unlawful sexual relations with a student. In Kansas it is illegal for a teacher to have a sexual relationship with a student, even if that student is over 18.
If convicted she could be sentenced to more than eight years in prison.
She has been released on her own recognizance.

Two factors contributed towards Rufener getting another teaching job in Ohio – timing, and communication between law enforcement and school districts.

Katie Rufener submitted her resignation to the Holcomb School District in March, and continued teaching there until the end of the semester – which the district’s superintendent, Jean Rush, says is a very normal process.

According to the Finney County Sheriff’s Department, the first report of Rufener “having consensual sexual relations” with an 18-year-old student was March 19th, 2015.

Her background check in Ohio also took place on March 19th – the same date the initial report of Rufener allegedly having sex with a student at her Garden City home.

The superintendent of the Southern Local school district in Ohio, John Willson, says ongoing investigations are not typically flagged in background checks.

He also says Rufener had several letters of recommendation from Holcomb – her former school district here in Kansas.

Rush, the Holcomb superintendent, also said in a phone call that she had no idea Rufener was being investigated earlier this year.

She says the first time she heard about Rufener’s three felony charges or the investigation was last Friday, from the Garden City newspaper.

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Sep 282015

Amanda AskariAmanda Askari, 36-year-old teacher’s aide from Grayson County, Texas, has been sentenced to eight years probation for sex with one of her students.

According arrest affidavit, Mrs Askari confessed to Sherman Police that she and James Newman, 18, had sex more than 10 times, starting in January, 2015, when she was still a teacher’s aid at Sherman High School and Newman was a student aid in the same classroom.

The affidavit says two days after Child Protective Services reported the innapropriate activity to police, Askari’s husband came home, and found Newman together with his wife. A fight broke out, and when Sherman Police arrived at the Askari’s apartment, they arrested the teen and former educator for assaulting her husband.

Askari allegedly told police she loves Newman, and was planning to divorce her husband. She will serve eight years probation. If she violates it, she will serve six years in prison.

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Sep 272015

Laura LasekLaura Lasek, 27-year-old former teacher at Marysville High School, Yuba County, California, has been convicted of statutory rape and oral copulation with a 15-year-old boy on multiple occasions.

Lasek met the boy at a school that educates at-risk students, Thomas E. Mathews School, where she worked from October to December. According to court papers she engaged in sex acts with 15-year-old student multiple times during that period.

During an interview with a probation officer, Lasek gave an explanation for her actions. She said she had become overwhelmed and students were making inappropriate comments to her. She liked the victim and the two began texting, which evolved into a sexual relationship that she hid from her husband.
Her actions with the boy were discovered after a teacher’s aide overheard the victim talking about a sexual photo Lasek sent him. After she was confronted by school administrators and she admitted the relationship to her husband, she resigned from her teaching position, according to a probation department report.

Lasek, who was sentenced to serve 180 days in county jail and five years probation was also ordered to pay a $600 restitution fine, $1,140 sexual offender registration fine, $40 a month for probation, $370 for a probation report, a $43 booking fee, and $100 in additional court fees.

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Jul 222015

Lauren HillLauren Hill, 27-year-old former teacher at St. Joseph High School, St. Joseph, Michigan, has been sentenced to a minimum of 48 months in prison.

Hill pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in May. Two counts of third-degree CSC were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

“The two charges to which she pled guilty involved using her position of authority to have sexual contact with a minor under the age of 16 years,” said Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic in a press release.

The victim was said to be just 15 years old when the relationship began. “During this time, the victim was looking for a mentor. Her family was going through a difficult time, and Miss Hill was there for her. And Miss Hill crossed the line and turned the relationship mentor/ mentee, into that of a sexual nature,” said Berrien County Assistant Prosecutor Jacob Jenison. “This situation lasted from when the victim was going to be a sophomore in high school, all the way until the end of her senior year – for those reasons she could not complete her senior year with her classmates. It was supposed to be one of the best times of her life.”

“In most criminal cases, the victim’s loss can be made whole,” said Berrien County Judge Gary J. Bruce. “Stolen money can be replaced, injuries can heal, medical bills can be reimbursed, a broken window can be repaired. But the loss of the best four years of your life can never be gotten back.”

For her part, Hill fought off tears as she told the court she was sorry to cause so much “devastation.”

Hill said she had made decisions based on emotions and not common sense.

Hill was educated at Michigan State University where she played soccer. The judge called Hill’s support network of family and friends the strongest he had ever seen.

Hill’s defense attorney said his client was a bit “naïve” on the subject of punishment because she had never been in trouble before.

The victim was said to be in the courtroom, but did not speak at the sentencing hearing.

The judge encouraged Hill to continue her teaching career while behind bars, after learning she had worked as a volunteer for the Fresh Start program while in jail.

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Jan 222015

Daresa Poe - teacher sexDaresa Deann Poe, 32-year-old teacher from Waynoka, Oklahoma, has been charged with felony second-degree rape for allegedly having sex with a student.

Poe, who teaches Family, Career, Community Leaders of America class, was charged after a Waynoka Public Schools student was interviewed by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Chris Ray on Tuesday.
The student reportedly told Ray he had sex with a Waynoka High School teacher, Poe, for a couple of weeks. In a handwritten statement, Poe admitted to having sex with the student, according to the affidavit.
The student reported engaging in sexual intercourse with Poe five or six times since the beginning of January — with the most recent encounter allegedly occurring Tuesday. The incidents allegedly occurred at various locations in Waynoka and Woods County, including the teacher’s lounge at the school and at Poe’s home.
Poe was interviewed by District 26 District Attorney’s Investigator Steve Tanio on Tuesday.
“Daresa admitted she had engaged in sexual intercourse with the aforementioned student on multiple occasions,” Tanio wrote in the affidavit.

Daresa Poe allegedly informed Tanio of additional instances of sexual activity with the student, beginning with an incident on Dec. 29, 2014.
Poe reported two incidents occurred in the teacher’s lounge at the Waynoka Public Schools building.
Waynoka Public Schools administration was not immediately available to confirm Poe’s employment status with the district on Wednesday afternoon but the school’s website states Poe has been employed with the district since 2009. The website also states Poe is the Family and Consumer Sciences and FCCLA adviser.
According to online court records, Poe bonded out of jail Wednesday on a $10,000 appearance bond, with a condition she have no contact with the alleged victim.
Her next court appearance has been set for 10 a.m. Feb. 10.

Oklahoma female teacher accused of having sex with student

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Jan 222015

Joy Morsi, teacher arrested for rape of 16-year-old wrestler

Joy Morsi, guilty of sex with teen

Joy Morsi, 34-year-old former physical education teacher at Grover Cleveland High School, Queens, New York, pleaded guilty to having sexual relations with two of her students and was sentenced to a year of outpatient psychiatric counseling

If the Long Island married mother-of-four completes the therapy will be sentenced to 10 years’ probation, a Queens Supreme Court judge ordered. Morsi must also give up her teaching license and register as a sex offender.
Joy Morsi, who was accused of sex with two teen boys, admitted to having sex with a 16-year-old Grover Cleveland High School student and exposing herself and performing a sex act on a second 16-year-old student, officials said. Her attorney said she had a diagnosed “depressive disorder.”
The Grover Cleveland High School teacher is said to have started the affair with the first teen student, a wrestler, in June 2013 when she offered to help him lose weight.
It is said they were having sex multiple times for a year despite her husband being a science teacher at the same school. Mrs Morsi also sent sexual emails to her young lover, as well as flashing him in a school cupboard before they engaged in steamy student teacher sex.
Morsi, who teaches physical education at Grover Cleveland High School, at 21-27 Himrod St. in Ridgewood, Queens, was charged in a 41-count indictment that prosecutors said involved “multiple incidents” with the student over a seven week period last year in the basement and other locations at the school.
On June 10 2013, Joy Morsi allegedly lured the unidentified student into a ‘secluded closet’ where she exposed herself to him and performed oral sex on the boy, prosecutor Taylor Piscionere said. She also allegedly sent emails to the student asking if he was a virgin, and allegedly sent raunchy photos.
After falling out with him because she she was jealous he took another girl to his school prom, Morsi then performed a sex act on another student two weeks later, according to prosecutors.
Authorities were apparently alerted when one of the victim’s female friends told her parents.

Gym teacher Joy Morsi admits sex sessions with 2 16-year-old students

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Nov 182014

Whitney-MullenWhitney Fair Mullen, 34-year-old teaching assistant formerly at Strayhorn Elementary School, Senatobia, Mississippi, has been arrested for molestation of a student.

Mullen has been charged with one count of molestation and one count of sexual battery. According to investigators, victim was was 12 years old and the incident occurred at Mullen’s home in 2008 when the victim was supposed to be doing work around the house.. The victim is now 18 years old.

The situation has torn the alleged victim’s family to pieces.
“I just want the parents to know that this could happen to their child,” said the father, who asked not to be identified in order to protect his family’s privacy.
His son just came forward, saying his teacher at Strayhorn Elementary School in Tate County engaged in sexual activity with him six years ago.
“As a parent you trust preachers, teachers, people of authority you trust with your kids, because they spend more time with them than you do,” the father said.
Investigators say the parents trusted Mullen, even bringing their son to her house to work.

Whitney Mullen no longer works for Tate County Schools and has not for awhile, according to police.

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Nov 102014

Carrie Staples Williams, former English teacher at Franklin County High School, Frankfort, Kentucky, has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a 17-year-old male student.

According to assistant Commonwealth Attorney Zach Becker, in 2006 and 2007, a 17-year-old Franklin County High School senior had an inappropriate relationship with Williams. The sexual relationship between teacher and student took place between September 2006 and January 2007, when the teacher was 23-years-old. After graduation, Becker says the teen confided in the superintendent at the time, Harrie Beucker. Becker claims the case sat dormant, and never reached law enforcement until the victim passed away and his mother found paper copies of emails between Williams and her son. Investigators say the student’s mother helped them crack the case.
Because of a one-year statute of limitations, Becker says he wasn’t able to go after Beucker or the school district for failing to report the case. Monday afternoon, Williams pleaded guilty, in front of the victim’s mother, to two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

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