NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – Police say 44-year-old Lisa Franklin, a substitute teacher at the Sacred Heart School,was having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy that started when the boy was just 12.
Franklin met the boy at Sacred Heart School and was able to continue a relationship with him, after she left the school in 2012, by befriending the boy’s parents and becoming his personal, at-home tutor as well as being allowed to spend social time with the boy.
“The parents trusted that she was acting as an adult and doing the proper thing,’” said New Windsor Deputy Police Chief Rick Hovey. After the parents found some text messages revealing Franklin was teaching their son how to put his erect penis into her 44-year-old mouth, they cock-blocked him by notifying police.
Police ended up arresting Franklin, who is married with two teenage children of her own, and charged her with second-degree rape and sexual conduct against a child. Additional charges are expected because Franklin allegedly took the boy to multiple jurisdictions so he could throw his hot dog down her hallway.
“Sexual intercourse, oral sex, this would occur in a car, maybe in a parking lot at various different areas when she was spending time with this person,” said New Windsor Deputy Police Chief Rick Hovey.
The Archdiocese of New York weighed in with a blanket-style statement that’s probably starting to look like a Mad Lib by now:
“The safety and well-being of our students is always our primary concern, and the [Archdiocese of New York and Sacred Heart School] leadership are cooperating fully with local authorities on this case. [Mrs. Lisa Franklin] has not been employed by [Sacred Heart School] as a [substitute teacher] since [the spring of 2012]. Because this is an ongoing police investigation, we are not able to provide any further comment.”
Franklin was released from Orange County Jail after posting $10,000 bail. She was arraigned last Thursday and is due back in court at a later date.