Sussex County elementary school teacher Lindsay Massaro, 26, taught 8th grade students. She was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy in her car and then in her bedroom after the victim's father reported it to the authorities. The relationship was consensual. She faces parole supervision for life.
Arrested on the final day of school, Hope Jacoby was taken in for having a sexual relationship with a boy between 14 and 17 years old. This was confirmed once a picture of her was found on the male student's cell phone. The 23-year-old physical trainer at Tustin High School went free on bail, but was tried for oral copulation with a minor and unlawful sex with a minor.
Lisa Glide was sentenced to five years probation and faced up to a year in prison. She had sexual intercourse with a 17-and-a-half year old boy, twice.The boy said the following:"I feel the entire case was blown far out of proportion and reason," the victim wrote once he was a college sophomore. "I was the initiator of the contact, not Lisa Glide. I was clearly not a young child and Lisa Glide was not a sexual predator.''Well, I'd be hot for teacher too if she looked like that.
Haeli Way, a teacher from Texas, had a relationship with two separate students on two separate ocassions. One of the physical relationships she had with a student was at, get this, a "student ministry camp" in Africa. The second victim, as it is noted, was invited on a hike by Ms. Way. It became apparent fairly rapidly that the hike wasn't just about exploring nature. Well, it was. Just a different kind of nature.
Carrie McCandless taught cheerleading at Brighton Charter High School in Colorado. She was accused of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old male student during an sleepover school camping trip. She provided the kids with alcohol and "did everything except having sex" with a male student while another male student slept nearby. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail.
Megan Mahoney, born in 1993, was a gym teacher at Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island. She offered to "coach" a male student (then 16 years old) in basketball, but what she really meant was something else. They then began an affair, continuing from October 2013, to January 2014.Mahoney, in addition to teaching gym, was the school's assistant athletic director and assistant girls basketball coach at the time.Police claim that she and the student had sex at least twice and week. The affair came to light when Mahoney and the student were caught engaging in a sexual act at a local pizza parlor and the student involved also bragged about the relationship to his friends.Mahoney resigned from her job and the student was expelled in January 2014, when officials informed the school of the affair. In October 2014, Mahoney was charged with 30 counts of statutory rape and and four counts of criminal sexual acts.
Michelle Ghirelli, a 30-year-old teacher at a West Covina, CA high school, has been arrested for participating in sexual acts with students while another teacher, 38-year-old Melody Lippert, was present. In two separate encounters - one with Lippert, one without - Ghirelli organized parties and sleepovers at a San Clemente beach in Southern California. Students took to Twitter to express their lack of surprise that the flirty teacher was finally caught engaging in inappropriate behavior with students.
Science teacher Deanna Higgins, 27, was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old student after detectives found her underwear in the teenager's truck, which he kept there as a sentimental reminder of her. The relationship was outed once Higgins's husband found texts from the boy on her phone.
In the spring of 2016, 24-year-old Alexandria Vera admitted to having a sexual relationship with one of her students. Even worse, the Houston English teacher was impregnated by the 13-year-old eighth grader. Vera claimed that the parents of the child at Stovall Middle School knew about the relationship and approved of it. Even if that were true, Vera ended up getting an abortion when Child Protective Services showed up at her school asking questions. She was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, but fled before being arrested.
Sheral Lee Smith
Sheral Lee Smith was arrested and charged with statutory rape and drug charges involving a 14-year-old student.She allegedly gave "the boy a pill" and had sex with him. According to Smith, none of this is true:"My husband coached [the student] in soccer. He has been in our home many times," said Smith, adding that the allegations began as a rumor started by a 16-year-old student from the same school."
Pamela Rogers Turner
Pamela Rogers Turner was 27 and an elementary school teacher/coach when she was arrested in February 2005 for having an ongoing relationship with a 13-year-old student.In August of 2005, she pleaded no contest to charges of sexual battery by an authority figure and was sentenced to nine months in prison, as part of an 8-year suspended sentence for statutory rape.In April 2006, she was arrested for turning around and doing it again! This time for sending sexual pictures and videos of herself to the same student and trying to contact him through the magic of the Internet.One of the videos actually leaked onto a website, drawing much attention from the general public.Turner was sentenced to serve the remaining seven years of her sentence in state prison, along with two more years after she pleaded guilty to sending the student naked pictures of herself, which never resurfaced.
Florida teacher Debra Lafave had sexual intercourse and oral sex with a 14-year-old student.Charged with two felonies, she served no jail time because the boy's mother didn't want to put her son through the emotional turmoil of seeing the trial.She now has twins and is happily married.
Amber Jennings, 30, a Massachusetts teacher, emailed nude photos of herself (and one video) to a 16-year-old male student. She served two years probation.
Kansas native Michelle Preston (who isn't naked here, but wearing a tube top in this picture) was a married teacher who coached the Freshman cheerleading squad. She was fired once it was discovered that there were various naked pictures of her in various poses that prove how flexible she is circulating around the high school. She reached out to her three victims through Facebook, which then led to her having sex with these young boys a recorded 15 times. Police uncovered her victims' DNA on her couch cushions. She pleaded guilty to the charges. She got off on probation and will have to register as a sex offender. Her students/sex partners were all of the age of consent.
Most people on this list got a slap on the wrist, but Stephanie Ragusa (a Florida teacher, of course) was convicted of having sex with two of her students. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Ragusa was a math teacher in Tampa and pleaded guilty to three counts of lewd and lascivious "battery" of a 14-year-old boy and two counts of unlawful sex with a 16-year-old male student.At her hearing, Ragusa was sporting corn rows.
28-year-old Heather Daughdrill had sex with a young, 13-year-old boy after meeting him at a summer Bible camp."The investigation revealed Daughdrill would engage in inappropriate sexual contact with the boy after picking him up from school without the parents' knowledge," the press release explains.Lewd text messages were found between her and the boy. She faces criminal charges such as sexual battery, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, kidnapping, indecent behavior with a juvenile, and contributing to delinquency.
In Stockton, California, Christina Oliver (24) was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old male student.The parents of the teen contacted the police with concerns about her sexual relationship with their child. She was arrested near their home. $125,000 bail.
Amy Northcutt and her husband, Justin Northcutt, were arrested for sending lewd text messages to a 16-year-old female student and then arranging to have group sex with her.
Joy Blackstock, 23, was charged with improper relationship between an educator and a student.She is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old male student while employed as a teacher at the school; she faces between two and 20 years in prison.
Ridiculously cute 22-year-old Heather Shelton was charged with sexual activity with a 19-year-old student, which isn't illegal in any state, but still violates the age-old trust rule of "teachers probably shouldn't bang their students."Authorities said Shelton had sex with a guy that wasn't even her student, but they had sex in April, and in North Carolina, it is a felony for any teacher of a school to have sex with a student from that school. So, she was brought in. This one was actually pretty unfair. The age gap is pretty much nothing, and what the hell was a 19-year-old kid still doing in high school? Not only does she have a cute Alicia Silverstone quality to her, but she did nothing legally wrong.
In June of 2008, 29-year-old Cara Dickey, who kind of has a confused-Anna-Kournikova thing going and is arguably the craziest person on this list, was let go from her teaching position after school officials somehow discovered "romantic" texts between Dickey and a 14-year-old male student.They disappeared together later on in the day, after the texts, but were found the next morning. Dickey was found sleeping in her car and the boy was found in a local mall, probably celebrating, right? Wrong.Police found that she had supplied the boy with rum, Tylenol, and NyQuil as part of a suicide pact. No foolin'. A freakin' SUICIDE pact.Dickey was charged with unlawful imprisonment, promoting a suicide attempt, and endangering the welfare of a child.In August, two months later, Dickey was charged with rape, after the police discovered that the she had sexual intercourse with the boy at least twice after the first incident.She pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree statutory rape and was sentenced to four years in jail and an official sex offender designation. *Scarlet Dot of Shame*
Brianne is a former Utah teacher and is currently in prison for have a sexual relationship with three students ages 16 and 17. She made the claim that the student's grades did improve after their relationship began. Seriously. She said that.
Rebekah Todd, 25, served a six-month jail sentence. Todd attended an off-campus (high school) graduation party where alcohol was involved and showed the kids videos of her doing a striptease. She also had sex with a 17-year-old male student, while often driving by his workplace and even texting him about how "great" he looked without a shirt on.
Jaymee Wallace is a 28-year-old teacher who is accused of having an 18-month lesbian relationship with a teenage girl.Authorities say the student, who was 15 when she met Wallace, voluntarily had sex with the coach more than 50 times in a parking lot at Busch Gardens and often at Wallace’s own apartment while a fellow classmate was in an adjacent room.
Teresa Engelbach was arrested in November of 2007 after charges that she had sexual intercourse in multiple locations over a two-month period with a 14-year-old student, who was also a friend of her brother. According to authorities, she also bought the boy various gifts, including a cell phone, items of clothing, and a paintball gun worth $750.
Lisa Robyn Marinelli
The oldest offender on this list, 40-year-old substitute teacher Lisa Robyn Marinelli was caught having sex with a student when the student walked out of her car, zipping his pants up. She gave the boy a pair of her underwear as a gift.She first started being interested in the boy when her 15-year-old daughter started dating him.She was sentenced to a year of house arrest.
Rachel Burkhart resigned after allegations of a sexual relationship between her and an 18-year-old male student surfaced. Burkhart avoided legal charges, as the student was of legal age at the time. However, Tennessee State Superintendent Wayne Miller did revoke her teaching license, and referred the case to child protective services.
Elizabeth Stow, 26 and cute in a pony tail, was a high school English teacher who was arrested in April of 2005 after school officials investigated the rumors of sexual relationships between Stow and a few male students. That's right, a FEW.Prosecutors alleged that Stow had sex with three 17-year-old students and was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a minor, illustrating exactly what she'd been "stow"ing all along.Stow pleaded not guilty to all the charges, showing that she was stowing more balls than brains in this situation, and was given a suspended sentence of nine years and one year in a county jail."We talked about it – like it was no secret. It was just a matter of time until she got caught."
Melody Lippert, a 38-year-old teacher at a West Covina, CA high school, has been arrested for participating in sexual acts with students while another teacher, 30-year-old Michelle Ghirelli, was present. On the second of two encounters organized by Ghirelli, Lippert is said to have attended a sleepovers at a San Clemente beach in Southern California and engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with students in attendance.
26-year-old hottie/music teacher Helen Goddard would often go out for coffee and an after-school trumpet lesson with her female student at the London School for Girls (a very expensive school).She served 15 months in jail. Goddard was allowed to keep writing to her victim and 15-year-old female student lover throughout her ironic 15-month prison sentence.
Autumn Leathers, who is extremely into S&M according to most people's fantasies and NEVER holds still for a picture (seriously, no better, non-blurry pictures of her exist), was a 24-year-old high school English teacher who was arrested in August of 2008 for having sexual relations with a 16-year-old student.The neighbors notified the police after noticing the boy repeatedly leaving Leathers’s home late at night, even though she told them that he was her brother (which, if the noises probably coming from the house were any indication, could have been the reason the neighbors called the cops in the first place).The boy later told (bragged to?) the police that he had a 3-month affair with Leathers. Leather pleaded guilty in January of 2009 to one count of fourth-degree sex offense and all other charges were dropped.She was given a 1-year suspended jail sentence and was required to register as a sex offender, leaving a red dot above her house in a government database for the rest of her life.
Stacy Schuler is a teacher accused of having sex with five high school students has claimed she has no memory of the events. She pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity when she was accused of holding drinking and drug-fueled orgies at her home.The 33-year-old was accused of having threesomes and indulging in sex with one student on her kitchen counter and in the shower.
Cameo Patch was arrested for having oral sex with her 17-year-old male student.The 29-year-old high school substitute teacher was arrested in January 2006 after the police heard that Patch had gone on a date with a 17-year-old student and performed oral sex on the boy.Initially, due to the more than a 10-year difference between Patch and the boy, Patch was charged with felony unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17-year-old.
Christine Scarlett, 40, pleaded guilty to five felony charges for her seduction of 17-year-old Steven Bradigan, who happened to be captain of the Strongsville High School football team when the relationship began in 2002. She also gave birth to his son in 2003.Their affair was exposed after Bradigan himself, who has a hearing problem and a learning deficiency, sued Scarlett and the Strongsville School District, accusing her of taking advantage of his youth and disability and accusing district officials of failing to report her to police.
Rebecca Bogard, a 27-year-old teacher, was arrested after a 15-year-old student’s mother found sexually explicit text messages from a woman named "Dawn" on his cell hone. One text read, "I love you, yeah it was the best, which night was the best 4 you, I’m sensitive but not sore, you were good..."Bogard had even taken the student Christmas shopping, notifying the mother that they were going to a school function.THE BEST PART: The student was also fired from his job at a restaurant for repeatedly leaving his job for extended breaks during which he was observed getting in and out of a white Jaguar driven by Bogard with a license plate that read, wait for it, "GRRRRR."Bogard was charged for exploitation of a child, touching of a child for lustful purposes, and statutory rape.
Christine McCallum started tutoring her victim and his 11-year-old brother in 2005. After a 20-month period, the two boys started living with McCallum and her husband part-time. McCallum had sex with the 13-year-old for the first time in February 2006, and used alcohol and marijuana to persuade him.The sexual relationship ended almost two years later when the boy, then 15, became interested in a girl his own age.McCallum, 29, was arrested in January 2009 and convicted of raping the boy up to 300 times over a 21-month period. She pleaded guilty to 12 counts of child rape, one count of drugging a person for sex, and one count of providing alcohol to a minor.
Danielle Walls was 26 years old when she began an affair with a 16-year-old student. She admitted to giving the boy cocaine and alcohol and having sex with him at multiple locations – including his car – over the course of an 8-month period.
Janelle Batkins was a French teacher at Roseville High School in Roseville, Michigan. She won the "Teacher of the Year" award in 2002 and in 2007 she was charged with two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct for her relationship with a 17-year-old student, who happened to be her teacher's assistant in French class. During a pre-trial hearing, the student testified that one at least one occasion, they were interrupted while having sex by one of Batkins' sons.
Kristy Sanches-Trujillo was 33 years old and a 7th grade social studies teacher at Jimmy Carter Middle School when she fell for her 13-year-old student. According to Albuquerque police, Sanchez-Trujillo repeatedly had sex with a 13-year-old boy that she described as being "more experienced than any man she's had sex with." She also said he was a "25-year-old in a 13-year-old's body."Investigators say Sanchez-Trujillo took the teen to the movies before things turned sexual. Sanchez-Trujillo then took the teen to the Petroglyph National Monument, where the two had sexual intercourse on multiple occasions.
Pamela Smart impressed a group of high school freshman with her love of metal music, she then began an affair with one of them. Smart began having an affair with freshman Billy Floyd. After her husband was found shot to death, she and Billy Floyd, along with three of Floyd's friends, were arrested on suspicion of the shooting. During the trial, the prosecution claimed that Smart had coldly plotted to seduce Floyd and convinced him to murder her husband. Smart maintained that Floyd shot her husband of his own accord, after she threatened to end their affair. She was found guilty in 1991 of being an accomplice to first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and a witness to tampering. She was given life without parole. Smart is still imprisoned in upstate New York. Pamela Smart had a movie made about her, the 1995 Nicole Kidman film To Die For.
Christine Marie Johanson
Christine Marie Johanson was charged for having sex with a 15-year-old male, she was 35 at the time. She was given one year in jail.
Tiffany Leiseth was a long-term substitute teacher at the Brighton Area School District in rural western Pennsylvania who was arrested for providing beer to and having sex with two 18-year-old students at the home she and her husband share. Prior to "banging" her students (as the article so delicately put it), the glorified substitute sent the boys pictures via cell phone; no word on whether they were sexting as well. Although both students were 18, Leiseth was arrested because Pennsylvania law prohibits teachers from having ANY relations of a sexual nature with students, regardless of age.
Lisa Lynette Clark
Lisa Lynette Clark met her underage fella through her son... Clark contends that the boy lied to her about his age when they first met – saying he was 17 when he was actually 14 – and that he was the one who pursued the relationship, not her."We stopped being physically intimate once I found out how old he was, but it was too late," Clark said. "One month later I found out I was pregnant." The two married using a loophole in Georgia law that waives parental consent and age requirements for a teenager to marry if the bride is pregnant. Clark was eight months pregnant with the couple's child when she was arraigned. Clark was in jail when she gave birth to her baby, and her husband is also in a juvenile detention for legal problems unrelated to their relationship.
A former music teacher at Greenfield High School in Missouri, 23-year-old Alison Peck was charged with two counts of statutory rape after admitting to having sex with a 16-year-old boy.Peck was charged with a lot more than just her namesake's innocent kissing action, with two counts of statutory rape of a child under the age of 17, in which she was charged in two different counties (no fat jokes, please, we're all better than that around here; plus, her smile is probably a lot prettier when her entire life isn't being ruined).Peck admitted to having sex with the teen, stating that a friendship "had turned into a sexual relationship." After these original charges were filed, Peck was instructed to have no contact with the student or the student’s family. Because there's nothing more natural than calling up your statutory rape victim's parents for a quick drink at the local Applebee's after getting out of jail.However, two of Peck’s friends contacted the 16-year-old boy and set a time to meet with her at a local "Inn," that probably charged by the hour. The two friends picked up the boy and dropped him off at the "Inn," where he and Peck spent the night together not playing video games.When authorities discovered the liaison, Peck was arrested again and charged with one count of statutory rape, with court orders to remain 1000 feet away from his home, no contact with the boy or his family, which again, is probably a shame, because when you violate the trust that exists between parents of students and teachers, you always want to call the boy's mom up to go scrapbooking on Sunday afternoon.She was also ordered to leave Missouri and surrender her passport to authorities.
Loni Folks was a teacher who opened her (and her husband's) home up to a 16-year-old foreign exchange student. But a "member of the community" made a complaint about an "improper" relationship between Folks and the 16-year-old. Folks pleaded guilty to sexual battery, and received a suspended 12-year sentence.
Katherine Harder, a 31-year-old high school language arts teacher, decided to teach one of her 17-year-old students the language of love... in a car in the parking lot of the school. Police caught them in the act of conjugating vowels and arrested Harder, just as she was teaching the young boy how to pronounce her last name.While in Kansas the age of consent is 16 years old, state law bans sexual relations between educators and students even if the sexual relation is consensual, because c'mon, duh.Harder was charged with unlawful sexual relations. Later on, the charge increased to aggravated endangering of a child, to which she pleaded no contest. She received a suspended 12-month jail sentence in the end.
Nicole Andrea Barnhart
Nicole Andrea Barnhart, 35, faced charges of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, and for pattern of abuse. The boy's age was not identified passed the authorities saying he "was under 18 years of age".Friends of the boy said that he told them he had been having a sexual relationship with the teacher for the past two weeks and was text-messaging her. They said he told them that he thought the teacher was "hot" and that he had a crush on her.
Cris Morris was 29 years old when she began an affair with a 17-year-old student.Police said Moris had sex with the boy five times from August to October 2007, with all of the incidents occurring in Morris's home. In March of 2008, Morris pleaded guilty to lesser charges of third-degree unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17-year-old. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which she served over the course of 15 weekends.
Christina Busby, 33, was accused to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student at Faith Academy in Alabama. Busby was arrested after the mother of the student found inappropriate text messages between the two on his phone. Wilmer, the 17-year-old in question, was not Busby's student at the time of their trysts, but he did attend the school where she worked.
Mary Kay Letourneau
Mary Kay Letourneau met her now husband, Vili Fualaau, when he was 12 and she was 34 and a teacher at a suburban elementary school.Letourneau was pregnant with Fualaau's first child when she was arrested in 1997. She pleaded guilty to second-degree child rape and was sentenced to 7-and-a-half years in prison, with all but six months suspended. Within weeks of her release, she was caught having sex with Fualaau in her car and ordered to serve the remainder of her sentence.When she was released, the two married. They now have two daughters.
Cynthia Horvath, was a 45-year-old former English teacher and cheerleading coach at Warner Christian School in Daytona, Florida she was arrested and charged with illegal sexual activity with a minor.Harvath allegedly engaged in a four-month long sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. Officials at the school stated that rumors of a relationship had been circling around the school for quite some time, which were allegedly confirmed by the student's father.
Kristen Margif received a one-year suspended sentence for her crime. Margrif and her victim had sexual relations eight times between June and July 2005. The trysts reportedly took place in her car or at the store where the boy had a summer job.
Allenna Ward, 24, who is married and the daughter of a minister, was charged with engaging in sexual acts with five boys, ages 14 and 15 years old. She allegedly had sex with the boys at the school, a motel, a park, and behind a restaurant.
Traci Tapp began a relationship with 15-year-old star wrestler Jason Eickmeyer in 2003. She told Eickmeyer the two would live together after Eickmeyer graduated from high school.But this wasn't her first time; she had lived with former student Fred Long in 2001, another relationship that began after Long graduated. Two other students also told police they had had sexual contact with Tapp. In February, 2006, Tapp pleaded guilty to "harassment by offensive touching," a misdemeanor that carries no jail time. She was fined $225. Rolling Stone did an expose on Tapp in January 2009 called, "Sex, Lies and Phys Ed".