Rockland, MA – Fifth grade teacher Christine McCallum, 29, is one hell of a tutor. Starting in 2007, when she was tutoring a fifth grader, she began a sexual relationship with her student’s older brother. Which might not be such a problem, except that the boy was thirteen years old. And she had sex with him over 300 times in 19 months. Oh yeah, you heard me. That’s like, one bang every other day, with occasional twofers. Guess who’s not smarter than a fifth grader?
Prosecutors say the married McCallum plied the boy with alcohol to get him all relaxed and rarin’ to go, then tapped that kid like a mafia phone line. Not a good idea. Now, the defense says it never happened, not any of the 300 times, and that she was acting as a “mother figure” to a young boy being raised by a single father. Um, I do not think June Cleaver was hittin’ it with the Beav, I’m just sayin’.
The boy is now 16, and his dad recently found some written correspondence between McCallum and the boy. The father confronted his son, got the story, and took the evidence to police. Good for dad! Some father would have brushed it off as a “hot for teacher” thing, muttered something about “hey, I wish I could have made it with a hot teacher when I was your age” and let it go. Not this father, and for that, he gets big kudos from your favorite imp. Sexual abuse against boys is too often brushed off or ignored.
Given the letter(s) – I don’t know how many there were – police talked to the boy, and then arrested Christine McCallum on Thursday. She was charged with three counts of rape in Brockton District Court for events that occurred in Abington. McCallum was then charged with four more counts of rape in Hingham District Court, which covers the town of Rockland.
McCallum appeared in both courts on Friday and pleaded not guilty. She has been released on $10,000 bond pending trial, but has to surrender her passport and wear a GPS tracking device to ensure that she stays away from the boy, his family, and children under 16. McCallum has been fired from her position at Woodsdale Elementary School in Abington.Massachusetts, Molestation, Sexual Abuse, teacher