A teacher who sent topless photos of herself to her daughter’s teenage boyfriend ended up the victim of an alleged blackmail plot by the boy’s father.
Michelle Kazmierczak sent the photos showing herself topless and posing in a bra to the 14-year-old boy.
But when the teen’s father Tyrone Price saw the photos he contacted the 46-year-old middle school teacher.
Trouble: Tyrone Price is accused of blackmailing teacher Michelle Kazmierczak after she sent topless pictures of herself to his son
Prince is alleged to have demanded money, jewelry and an X-box video console to keep silent about the racy photos.
Kazmierczak went to police to tell them about the alleged blackmail – and had to admit to sending out the topless photos to the underage student.
Police in Columbia, Ohio, charged Price, 38, with two counts of extortion.
Kazmierczak faces a charge of sending material that could be harmful to a minor and could be jailed for up to six months.
Investigators in Lorain County said Kazmierracczak’s daughter was dating a boy from the eighth grade at her school.
He is alleged to have made comments comparing Kazmierczak to her daughter and prompting the teacher to forward first photos of herself in a bra and later of herself topless.
Detective Mike Lopez said Price, who was under investigation by Amherst police for embezzling money from the Amherst Youth Football Association when the blackmail allegedly occurred, found the photos and began trying to extort Kazmierczak via phone calls and text messages.
Price allegedly demanded an Xbox and, when the teacher said she couldn’t do that because her husband would find out, he asked for cash.
At one point he demanded she sell her wedding ring or claim to lose the stone and get an insurance payout to give to him, Lopez has said.
Kazmierczak contacted police about the alleged extortion.
Her lawyer Kenneth Lieux said she is the victim in the case.
Kazmierczak resigned from her $65,000-a-year job as a science teacher after the allegations surfaced.
Her resignation was accepted by the Columbia School Board.
Superintendent Graig Bansek said he has spoken with Kazmierczak about the criminal charges and ‘she feels absolutely horrible’.
‘She was well liked by her students,’ said Bansek, who called her ‘a very effective and excellent teacher’.
Price’s lawyer has claimed she made up the extortion story to get out of trouble for sending the photos.
Kazmierczak,who has pleaded not guilty to the charge of sending out harmful material, is out on $2,500 bond and is due back in court on June 21.