TACOMA, WA – A former sixth-grade teacher was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually abusing a 12-year-old student for over a year, but with four months already served, will spend the remaining two months at home.
Keshia Shaw was a math and science teacher at at Tacoma’s Gray Middle School when she first started molesting one of her students in 2007. The sexual abuse continued for over a year and a half, stopping only after the boy heard a sermon about molestation and finally told his mother what was happening.
Shaw would eventually plead guilty to two counts of second-degree child rape, in exchange for a six-month sentence. Judge McCarthy delivered the sentence on Tuesday, but was reluctant. He said he’d read through the court documents and didn’t like that Shaw kinda shifted some of the blame on the victim.
However, standing before the judge, Shaw took full responsibility for her actions and Judge McCarthy ended up crediting her for the four months she’s already served, and agreed to let her go home with a monitoring device to serve out the remaining two months.…Continue Reading
MULLICA TOWNSHIP, NJ — Residents of Mullica Township are rallying behind Kelly Mascio, a teacher for more than 15 years who was suspended after finding two students naked in her classroom bathroom and promptly reported it to a principal.
On Sept. 30, Mascio found two 5-year-olds — a boy and girl — inside her in-classroom bathroom together. Both were naked and told Mascio they were “having sex.” Mascio reported the incident to the principal, who then called police and the state Department of Youth and Family Services.
In response, Mascio was immediately suspended with pay even though police found no reason to pursue criminal charges against her and closed the case. Now Superintendent Brenda Harring-Marro has filed tenure charges against Mascio in an effort to have her fired permanently.
The Board of Education met Wednesday night to determine whether to certify the charges, but refused to inform the public — including about 200 people who came out to support Mascio — whether it had certified the complaint or not.
Mullica Township Education Association President Barbara Rheault said this was Mascio’s first year teaching kindergartners and that the day of the incident was a confusing one as children were moving in and out of Mascio’s classroom for MAPS benchmark testing.…Continue Reading
ALHAMBRA, CA – On Friday, 28-year-old Jamie Carrillo posted a video of herself confronting a former teacher she says sexually abused her when she was a child. Andrea Cardosa, the alleged abuser and assistant principal of Alhambra High School, has since resigned.
The video’s description stated:
“I am 28 years old and have been waiting years to get up enough courage to report a teacher for sexually abusing me for years. When I finally got up enough courage to report her, I found out that the statute of limitations was up and she will never have to pay for the things that she did to me. I decided to call her and make a video to let the public know what kind of person is around their children. Her name is Andrea Cardosa and works with your children at Alhambra High School in Alhambra, Ca.”
In the video, Carrillo explains she was abused by Cardosa for years, starting when she was just 12-years-old and Cardosa was a basketball coach at her middle school in Moreno Valley.…Continue Reading
Danvers, MA – A 14-year-old student at Danvers High School has been accused of stabbing a 24-year-old math teacher to death inside the school before hiding her body in nearby woods.
On Tuesday evening, Philip Chism was reported missing after the teen did not return home from school. The lead scorer for the high school’s soccer team also did not show up for an afternoon practice, or a dinner at a teammates house later that night.
At around 11:30 pm, Colleen Ritzer was reported missing by her family after she did not return home from Danvers High School, where she taught math, and was not answering her cell phone. When police went to the school to search for Ritzer, they found a second-floor bathroom covered in blood.
About an hour later, Chism was found walking alone along Route 1 and was taken to the police station. A short time later, police returned to Danvers High and found Ritzer’s dead body in a wooded area near the school. She’d been stabbed to death.…Continue Reading
Former Douglas Byrd Middle School principal, 49 -year-old David Edwards, has been arrested after police began investigating claims that he’d sexually abused at least three students between the ages of 11 and 14 years old, on two different campuses, between 2009 and 2011.
The boys told investigators that Edwards not only inappropriately touched them and forced them to perform sexual acts in his office, but that on at least one occasion, performed sex acts on a boy while his unsuspecting parents waited right outside the office’s closed door.
Edwards was charged with two counts of second-degree forcible sex offense, two counts of sexual acts with a student, five counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, and a count of crimes against nature. The judge let him go on a $140,000 bond, but at least gave him an order to stay away from any kids under 16.…Continue Reading
Tonya Flink, 40, taught Computer Technology at Haltom High School. She resigned shortly before police began a year-long investigation into her relationship with her students.
Police were called after the parents of a former student learned their son was living with Flink. The resulting investigation would reveal Flink had numerous sexual encounters with at least four students.
One of the students said Flink liked ‘young Hispanic kids” and told him that she loved him. He also told investigators that he’d done everything imaginable with Flink during the 2010-2011 school year.
He said Flink bought him gifts, called him 850 times in a matter of months, and went to his home in the middle of the night where the mother of three “knocked on the back door seeking sex.” The student told investigators that he regretted being involved with Flink and that it had messed up his life.…Continue Reading
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fl- A former Teacher of the Year is facing 30 years in prison after turning down a plea deal and then being found guilty of having sex with a 12-year-old student.
According to reports, then-29-year-old Ethyl Anderson abused the boy between December 2011 and February 2012 in Anderson’s home during math tutoring sessions. An investigation was started that quickly led to her arrest when the boys mother went to police, concerned that her son was having sex with his teacher.
During the trial, prosecutors displayed over 230 pages of sextings between Anderson and the boy. Anderson claims the messages were intended to promote sexual therapy and academia in order to make him a better student. She stated “That was my purpose, to gain his attention. And yes, I did it in an inappropriate way,” Anderson initially denied having sex with the boy, until the boys mother captured Anderson admitting to exchanging oral sex by wearing a wiretap. Anderson later recanted the admission, stating she was merely saying what the boy’s mother wanted to hear.…Continue Reading
KANSAS CITY, MO - A mother who got angry with her son’s kindergarten teacher has been accused of hitting her in the face, jerking her hair, and then ramming the teacher’s head against a filing cabinet.
Kansas City police say the attack occurred Thursday afternoon after 24-year-old Simone Baker entered her son’s kindergarten classroom at Truman Elementary to talk to the teacher “about what her son stated (the teacher) did to him in class earlier today.”
Baker’s 6-year-old son had returned home from school with a scratch on his neck that he stated was inflicted by his teacher after he had gotten into trouble at school earlier that day.
The teacher reportedly told Baker that if she wanted to speak with her and the principal regarding her son, she needed to return on Friday. Instead, Baker went to the principal’s office where she reportedly created a scene.
“She came up to the school very irate,” said Ebony Walker, the school district’s spokeswoman. “The administration did everything they could do to keep her calm.…Continue Reading
Laredo, TX – The elementary school teacher found guilty of instructing her kindergarten class line up and slap a kid because of his alleged bullying has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Cynthia Ambrose was found guilty of official oppression in June after an incident that was reported by another teacher.
Last May, Barbara Ramirez, a teacher at Salinas Elementary, witnessed 6-year-old Aiden Neely hit another student. Ramirez asked fellow teacher Ambrose how she should handle it, and Ambrose came up with a terrible idea.
Her idea consisted of having the boy sit in her classroom and then instructing her 24 kindergartners to file past him and give him a nice slap.
“He was hit on the head, in the face, on the back. And all the kids hit him twice,” said Aiden’s mother. “He had friends in that class, and friends didn’t want to hit him, but the teacher instructed them to hit him.”
What initially started off as light pats, ended at Ambrose’s insistence. “It started out as a pat,” Ramirez said.…Continue Reading
OSSINING, NY – A high school teacher from upstate New York spent Friday night on a jail cot instead of his wedding bed after being charged with raping a 16-year-old student. Does that count as missing an important engagement?
The teacher, John M. Azabache, was arrested after the girl’s family contacted police, and surrendered at Ossining Town Court on Friday afternoon. According to the girl, the couple allegedly had sexual relations twice between March and July, although not on school property.
Azabache pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape and posted $50,000 bail. At his arraignment, Justice Nancy Quinn Koba asked Azabache whether he understood the order of protection she was issuing to keep him away from his alleged victim, the would’ve-been bride, Amanda Rae DeLuccia and two members of her family. “They are witnesses to events after the fact,” Koba said of DeLuccia and the relatives named.
Defense lawyer Tony Castro said Azabache’s wedding to DeLuccia, originally scheduled for Friday, was canceled. Gee, ya think? The attorney would not say whether the cancellation had anything to do with his client’s criminal charges.…Continue Reading
OTHELLO, WA – A fifth-grade teacher in the small community of Othello has been accused of molesting one her 10-year-old male students.
The school district began an investigation on May 30 after receiving information from another teacher that Davis was engaging in activities that were “inappropriate or at least unprofessional,” said George Juarez, Othello School District superintendent. To be more specific, the 48-year-old married mother of three has been accused of molesting the boy in her 5th grade Scootney Springs Elementary classroom, and taking him to the movies alone.
The student would later confirm Davis touched him inappropriately both on campus and off, and Davis was placed on leave. She resigned weeks later, on June 18, before the investigations by the district and police were completed. Police investigated the allegations for a month before handing their findings over to the Adams County Prosecutor. ”We did refer it up as a child molestation case in the 1st degree. That’s what the information supports,” says Chief Steve Dunnagan.
The Prosecutor’s Office will now look at the information they’ve received and decide if there’s enough evidence to charge Davis with two counts of first-degree child molestation. …Continue Reading
Laredo, TX – Last year we reported on a kindergarten teacher who allegedly instructed an entire classroom of students to line up and slap a kid because of his alleged bullying. On Thursday that teacher was found guilty of official oppression.
Last May, 6-year-old Aiden Neely had been acting up in line while at Salinas Elementary and hit another student. His teacher, Barbara Ramirez, asked another teacher, 44-year-old Cynthia Ambrose, what she should do to curtail his bullying. Ambrose came up with the genius idea of having the boy sit in her classroom before instructing 24 other kindergartners to file past him and give him a nice slap.
“He was hit on the head, in the face, on the back. And all the kids hit him twice,” said Aiden’s mother. “He had friends in that class, and friends didn’t want to hit him, but the teacher instructed them to hit him.”
Ramirez said that the first hits were just pats, but quickly escalated at Ambrose’s insistence. “It started out as a pat,” Ramirez said.…Continue Reading
Back in January, Carie Charlesworth had to call police three times in one weekend due to harassment issues involving her ex-husband, Martin Charlesworth. On Monday morning, when she went to work, she advised the principal of the situation and asked that police be called if he showed up at the school. Not deterred by the restraining order he had just been served, he showed up at the school.
The school went on lockdown, and Martin Charlesworth was arrested on two felony counts. After that incident, Carie was put on indefinite leave with pay and her four children who were attending the school were also banned.
Finally, in April, she received a letter from Holy Trinity School advising her that because of her ex-husband’s threatening and menacing behavior, her presence at the school posed a safety risk to the students and that she would not be receiving a teaching agreement for the next school year. …Continue Reading
SAN LEANDRO — Richard Styner is facing child porn and burglary charges after the 45-year-old San Leandro High School teacher accidentally showed a naked photo of himself to a classroom of students.
On April 16, Styner was teaching a computer class how to transfer pictures from electronic devices to a computer using his personal phone. During this demonstration, he accidentally displayed a naked picture of himself on the overhead projector, in full view of a class full of 14 to 18-year-old students.
“At first the reaction was that everybody was laughing because they thought it was a joke, but then when everybody realized that it was our teacher, Mr. Styner, that’s when everybody got quiet because they realized it was serious,” said one student who was the class when it happened.
Styner reported the incident to school officials, who placed Styner on leave. Everything may have ended there had the school not checked his school computer. A search of the computer resulted in 200 pornographic stories being found in a folder, along with some disturbing photos.…Continue Reading
BEL AIR, MD - Stephanie Mikles, a 45-year-old behavioral specialist for Harford County Schools, has been accused of having sex with the family dog.
Police found out about the alleged sexual liaison during an investigation by the child advocacy center of Harford County that began last year. No word on what that investigation was about, but during a search of her home, investigators found pictures and video of Mikles having sex with the family dog.
The encounters took place from August 1 to August 31, 2008. Unfortunately for her, there is no statute of limitations for bestiality in Maryland. So after dousing their eyeballs with bleach, officers arrested
the dog Mikles and charged her with bestiality. She was later released from jail on a five thousand dollar bond.
Recently, a grand jury puked in their shoes after being required to look at footage of Mikles getting knotted by the pooch. They ended up indicting her with “unnatural or perverted sexual practice.” Mikles’ attorney told reporters that she is fighting the charge and has filed motions to dismiss the case.…Continue Reading
Cahokia, IL - Mario Hunt, a 35-year-old coach and teacher’s aide for special needs students at Cahokia High School, is currently behind bars after being accused of sexually abusing a male student and knowingly exposing him to HIV.
Initially, the school received complaints about Hunt making inappropriate posts on Myspace. Not having been on Myspace for years, I decided to do a little investigative journalism and find these alleged pictures/postings.
But, after 10 minutes of not being able to successfully navigate the “new” Myspace, I was left feeling old and angry. So, I will have to leave it to your terrifying imagination, my dear reader.
The allegations against Hunt quickly escalated about 10 days ago when a student and his mother asked police to investigate the conduct between the suspect and other young boys.
It was discovered that Hunt had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy from January-June 2011 and knowingly exposed the boy to HIV. The relationship with the teen has not been released, but charges say that Hunt “holds a position of trust authority or supervision” in relation to the minor.…Continue Reading
Lawndale, CA - Surveillance cameras at a California high school captured 60-year-old Juan Gutierrez, a teacher’s aid, molesting a 16-year-old mentally challenged student, police say.
The incident reportedly took place on May 7th at Leuzinger High school when Gutierrez allegedly led the female victim into a stairwell where he touched her inappropriately over her clothing on her private parts.
The idiot had the foresight to do this in apparent plain view of other students who described the incident to the school principal. The principal alerted authorities and a formal investigation was launched resulting in Gutierrez’s arrest on Friday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department.
Sgt. Dan Scott of the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Unit claims that a student who witnessed the event actually recorded it on his or her cell phone but then deleted it before it could be recovered by authorities. Regardless, the sick bastard’s deed was still captured by the school’s surveillance cameras.
The bold manner in which this vile perv went about molesting this girl, who reportedly has the mental capacity of an elementary school child, means there’s a high probability this is not the first time Gutierrez has touched a student inappropriately at the school. …Continue Reading
DALLAS, TX – Marlena Mints, a sex ed teacher and coach at Bessie Coleman Middle School, was arrested Wednesday morning after the 31-year-old was accused of having a sexual relationship with two of her students.
According to an arrest warrant, a 13-year-old student told another coach at the school that he’d had sexual contact with Mints. He said he was texting Mints one day and told her there was something wrong with his dick. Mints told him she would have to see it to know what was wrong with it, so he met Mints at the school where she examined the boy’s penis with her mouth.
The student would later tell police he has been allowed to touch her tits and ass on numerous occasions in her classroom in the presence of other students who were also allowed to do the same. Looking at her picture, I can just imagine these kids pawing on her as she excitedly exclaimed, “Ah ab godda ta neecho boke ooh neetah!”
A second student was also interviewed and he claimed he and Mints exchanged multiple messages via phone and the chat application Voxer, including Mints asking him if he liked white girls and initiating their first sexual encounter at her home in Cedar Hill.…Continue Reading
Santa Fe, NM - An 18-year-old high school student claims he was raped by his horticulture teacher, 31-year-old Jennifer Vigil, in her classroom at Pojoaque Valley High School.
The student states Vigil pressured him into sex acts when he turned in an assignment to her after school. She allegedly locked the classroom door and said, ”You’re not leaving until I get something from you.” He initially refused, but Vigil agreed to let him leave if he let her perform a sex act on him.
Vigil admits having sex with him in her classroom, but insists the sex was consensual. However the student told police that the idea of sex with her was “disgusting.” Harsh. Vigil claims he requested oral sex from her and that led to intercourse, and he again requested to have sex with her at a later date and she agreed. He took a picture with his cellphone of her blowing him and showed it to police.
These stories are now a dime a dozen; male teenage student, attractive-ish married female teacher, sex, everybody gasps thinking a woman would know better, men everywhere ask, “Where were these teachers when I was a student?” and the overwhelming response is, “You were too ugly” .…Continue Reading
ST. JOSEPH, MO - A 16-year-old Central High School student was charged in juvenile court with third degree assault, after taking a piss in a coffee pot used by school faculty.
The incident happened in March, when some teachers who drank the coffee reported that the coffee tasted funny.
“A report was made that it tasted like chemical or cleaner – I’m not sure what the word was,” said St. Joseph Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melody Smith. “There seemed like this personal coffee pot in a storage room, that the coffee tasted strange.”
An internal investigation was launched that included reviewing footage, frame by frame, from a hidden surveillance camera in the faculty room. Three weeks later, school staff were finally able to find the 16-year-old student responsible for tainting the coffee, and exactly what they’d tainted it with.
After notifying police, the teen was arrested and charged with third degree assault. If he’s convicted in juvenile court, he’s facing anywhere from probation, to being removed from his home and placed in a residential facility.…Continue Reading