Teacher Sought Student Silence Over Sex

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A Texas high school teacher charged with having sex with a female student gave the girl a “written contract” stating that he would give her a grade of at least 85 in his English class if she kept quiet about their relationship and steered clear of his wife, a fellow teacher at a Dallas-area school, police say.

jamesquigleyInvestigators allege that James Quigley, 34, twice had sex with the girl in her bedroom earlier this year, and sent her a series of inappropriate e-mail and text messages that commented on her looks and noted that they could be “friends with benefits,” according to probable cause affidavit.

Quigley, seen at right, was arrested Thursday night on two felony counts, sexual assault and maintaining animproper relationship with a student. He remains locked up in the Dallas County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Police began investigating Quigley last week, when the girl’s mother contacted cops to report that the teen was being harassed by the Richardson High School educator.

The teen told police that Quigley showed up at her residence earlier this year“with a hotdog for her dog.” When the girl opened the door, the teacher “hugged her and kissed her forehead” and “touched her ‘butt.’” She also recalled Quigley leaving a Starburst candy on her desk along with a note saying, “I would smash you into thin powder, mix you with water and drink it.”

As detailed in the affidavit, Quigley once asked the teen to sign a “written contract” that stipulated he “would give her an average of 85% or above in his class” and prohibited her from “telling anyone what was happening and from getting anywhere close to” his wife Carla, a Richardson High School English teacher. The girl told cops she did not sign the contract.

Quigley, who has taught at the school for five years, was placed on administrative leave following his arrest.

Teaching assistant ‘groomed schoolboy with sweets and cuddles before having sex in her Mini’

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A teaching assistant groomed a schoolboy with sweets and cuddles then had sex with him in her Mini, a court has heard.

PAY-Helen-Louise-TurnbullHelen Louise Turnbull sent the 16-year-old a photo of herself in her underwear and they swapped suggestive messages via Facebook and her phone, Teesside Crown Court was told.

The mother-of-two has admitted she kissed the pupil but denies having sex with him or performing a sex act on him, or having oral sex with him.

The 35-year-old from Haswell, County Durham, has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust, but denies three other counts, saying their contact went no further than kissing

Sarah Mallett, prosecuting, told the jury: “It is not suggested that (the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons) did not consent to what happened.

“These offences arose because of the need to protect children while they are at school from exploitative relationships with adult teachers who have trusted access to them, that can allow them to groom people in their care, so they then willingly engage in sexual activity.”

The prosecution alleged Turnbull, known at the school as Miss Robson, paid the boy a lot of attention and gave him sweets and cuddles. “This, the prosecution say, was the first stage of the grooming process,” she said.

After a school prom she returned home drunk and changed her Facebook profile picture to one taken that night of her with the teenager, the court heard.

Soon after her husband Ben accused her of having an affair and their marriage broke down, the jury was told.

The literacy assistant messaged the schoolboy on Facebook and they agreed to get together away from school.

They had a secret meeting and they cuddled, then kissed, Miss Mallett said, and before they parted she warned him not to tell anyone.

They met again more than a week later and this time had sex in her car, the prosecution alleged. They had to stop because another car pulled up nearby.

Miss Mallett said they met and there was sexual activity twice more in the coming month.

“Helen Turnbull also sent pictures including one in her underwear,” the jury heard.

The boy then began to cool on the relationship and felt pressured, Miss Mallett said.

If he did not reply to texts she would send hostile ones, the prosecution alleged.

The boy had been warned by her to delete messages between them, the court heard. “She knew she was married and going through a divorce and was worried she might lose custody of the children,” Miss Mallett said.

“Helen Turnbull needed the relationship to remain secret.”

Miss Mallett claimed Turnbull lied when her headteacher asked about what had been going on, telling him it was “sorted”.

The teenager’s father found out and spotted Turnbull sitting in her car in his street, despite the boy never telling her his address, the court heard.

Miss Mallett said: “(The father) was angry, got out of the car and called her a paedophile. “She said ‘It’s not like that’, but he was, perhaps understandably, too angry to listen.”

After he contacted police, Turnbull was arrested and admitted she had hugged the boy and given him sweets in front of others.

When her marriage got into trouble, she said she had sent him more than one friend request on Facebook. The attention made her feel better at the time, but she told police she now realised it had been “stupid”.

In a second police interview, she admitted sending messages of “sexual banter” to the boy but they were merely intended “titillate,” she said.

The court heard messages police recovered included them discussing staying in a hotel and how nice it would be for them to share a bed.

In one message, the boy told her: “I will turn up but I am not some easy 16-year-old lay. No way will you get my kit off without some graft.”

The trial continues.

Texas teacher and part-time peace officer attacks school bullying problem by telling students that shooters are roaming the halls to hunt and kill bullies first

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A Hays County teacher is out of the classroom and facing criminal charges after allegedly telling his students that classmates threatening to shoot up the high school remained at large, and the gunmen would target bullies first.

635506906789250009-635506345408302346-ricardo-mugAccording to arrest documents, around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon a Hays County investigator arrived at Hays High School to find a string of students lined up out the office door waiting on their parents to pick them up early.

Parents pulled 130 students, according to the district, despite the fact that before school opened that day, the student who allegedly threatened to shoot and stab an assistant principal was behind bars in the Hays County Jail.

Authorities arrested 18-year-old James Archer after students made district officials aware on Wednesday of his threats. Still, students said many at Hays High School remained panicked, and the sheriff’s office contends it was Sanchez’s doing.

Documents show the criminal justice teacher allegedly told his classes more potential gunmen were on the loose, and “If y’all have ever bullied somebody else, you’re going to be the first ones to go.” He reportedly went on to say, “If he comes in here and starts shooting, hopefully he’ll be out of bullets by the time he finishes with y’all and sees me.”

Rumors generated by Sanchez that Archer had not been alone in his threats resulted in misdemeanor false alarm charges.

Sanchez allegedly said he knew about ongoing threats because he of his law enforcement background. According to a press release, he is a peace officer commissioned by the Maverick County Sheriff’s Office.

But Hays district officials said they had already emailed staff that Archer was the only suspect, and Sanchez had no involvement in that investigation.

Archer bonded out of jail the same day as his arrest, but he won’t be allowed back at school.

Sanchez remained in the Hays County Jail Monday and is currently on paid administrative leave pending an investigation

2x Teacher Of The Year Joaquim Andrade Lured 14yo Student With Fake Facebook Profile Then Raped Her

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A 56-year-old ‘Teacher of the Year’ lured one of his 14-year-old students with a fake Facebook profile before raping her in his car, it has been claimed.

euf2gmJoaquim Andrade, who teaches English at Brockton High School in Massachusetts, allegedly engaged the teenager in conversation about soccer via the popular social networking site.

He then reportedly drove to her home, picked her up and traveled to another location, where he sexually assaulted her. The attack took place on October 7 off school grounds, it is alleged.

Andrade was arraigned on Friday and charged with the rape of a child with force, the enticement of a child, indecent assault and battery on a child over 14, Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said. 

The father-of-four, who has been voted the school’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ twice in the past seven years, is being held on $20,000 bail and denies the charges, Brockton Enterprise News reported.

Andrade, who began teaching at the school in 1993, allegedly contacted the student on Facebook after teaching her in his ninth-grade ‘English as a Second Language’ class.

Following the alleged assault, he reportedly dropped her off at a soccer game with his phone number, alongside a false name to put in her phone.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reported the allegations to school officials on October 10, prompting a three-week-long investigation by Brockton police.

During the inquiry, Andrade was placed on administrative leave. On Friday, School Superintendent Kathleen Smith said the situation has not changed despite his charges.

The teacher, who hails from Cape Verde in West Africa, has rights, ‘both in regard to the court system and in regard to his employment status,’ Ms Smith said.

 ‘It’s something you’d never expect in a school environment. You pray it would never happen’
Rich Cogliano, school parent

But she added: ‘Rest assured, however, that the Brockton Public Schools will deal with this situation as aggressively as it can,’ should his status change.’

Andrade’s arrest has shocked parents at the school, who were notified of the investigation as soon as the charges against the 23-year teacher, soccer coach and mentor emerged.

Rich Cogliano, whose child attends the institution, told WCVB: ‘It’s something you’d never expect in a school environment. You pray it would never happen.’

Wendy Murphy, a nationally recognized expert on sex crimes and child abuse, added that sometimes a teacher who seems too good to be true ‘is’ too good to be true.

The city’s elected leaders are offering support to the teenager.

School administrators have also been working with the victim and her family, Ms Smith said.

If Andrade posts bail, he will be required to surrender his passport, keep away from the alleged victim and avoid unsupervised contact with children under the age of 17.

Gym Teacher, Charged With 30 Counts Of Statutory Rape

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n-MEGAN-MAHONEY-largeA former basketball coach and gym teacher at a prestigious New York City high school faces statutory rape charges for her alleged sex abuse of a male student.

Megan Mahoney, 24, was arrested Monday for allegedly having regular sexual contact with the same 16-year-old student over a period of more than two months beginning in late October 2013, the Staten Island Advance reports.

She faces 30 counts of statutory rape in the case. The New York Post reports:

Mahoney romped with the teen “on numerous occasions, that is at least two times per week during the period,” court papers claim.

She also was charged with four counts of “criminal sexual act” because of mutual oral sex that she and the boy allegedly engaged in “at least two times per month during said period.”

In January, Mahoney resigned from Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island, where she taught gym and was an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team.

Investigators said at some of the encounters happened on school grounds. In August, the victim told the New York Post that the illicit relationship began shortly afterMahoney allegedly approached him in the gym and offered to coach him in basketball.

“We would just drive around and [do it] in the car,” the boy, whose name was withheld, told the newspaper.

Richard Postiglione, the Moore’s athletic director, was also investigated for allegedly failing to report sex abuse accusations against Mahoney and another female teacher at the school.

Before she was a coach, Mahoney was also a student athlete, playing basketball for Fordham University and Wagner College.

Mother Accused Of Separating Young Daughter’s Scalp From Her Skull

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A Beaver County woman is facing charges after allegedly pulling her 6-year-old daughter’s hair so hard that she caused internal bleeding.

Brittany-RuckAccording to police, Brittany Ruck, 25, of Conway, is charged in the Aug. 31 incident.

The criminal complaint states the girl’s scalp was separated from her skull as a result of Ruck pulling on her hair.

“The head injury was described in medical terms as traction,” said Michael Priolo, of the Conway Police Department. “It is a separation between the scalp and skull which creates a void that fills with blood. The blood ended up pulling around the eyes, giving her raccoon eyes.”

Children’s Hospital alerted police while treating the girl.

According to the criminal complaint, the child told police Ruck had, “pulled her out of a chair by her hair for her inability to count to 12.”

“The female was having a difficult time counting to 12. She could count to 10 because she had 10 fingers,” said Priolo.

The child also said Ruck pulled her into a corner by her hair the next day.

The child spent several days at Children’s Hospital. She’s since been released and is staying with a relative.

Ruck has since admitted to pulling the girl’s hair on multiple occasions.

Police say she thought she wasn’t doing anything wrong.

“Her mother had assaulted her when she was younger, and she was going back to that, saying, ‘This is what happened to me and I’m still here,’” said Priolo.

Ruck has two other kids as well, ages 4 and 1. Neighbors say she just moved into her Catherine Drive home in the spring with the children and her fiancé. KDKA’s Amy Wadas knocked on the door, but no one was home.

Police believe Ruck’s fiancé wasn’t around during the abuse and probably won’t be charged.

Ruck is being held in the Beaver County Jail on $50,000 bond. She is charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Teacher Pleads Guilty To Giving Boy, 15, Birthday Lap Dance In Front Of Middle School Class

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feliciasmithThe Texas teacher arrested for giving a 15-year-old boy a “full contact lap dance” in front of her entire class has been sentenced to three years probation following her guilty plea to having an improper relationship with the student.

Felicia Smith, 42, copped a plea yesterday in connection with the late-February incident at Stovall Middle School. Smith, seen in the adjacent mug shot, no longer works at the Houston public school. She was named last month in a felony indictment charging her with touching the student’s genitals with her buttocks.

Smith claimed that she was coaxed into the four-minute dance by the boy’s classmates.According to a probable cause affidavit, the educator gave an energetic performance (which was videotaped by one student).

When the boy entered her classroom, Smith “grabbed a chair and placed it next to her desk,” investigators reported. With music playing, Smith sat on the teen’s lap “with her buttocks making contact with his penis while she began to move back and forth.” Smith also “fondled him with her hands by touching him all over his body.” Cops noted that the assorted contact caused the boy to “have an erected penis.”

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During a police interview, the teenager admitted that he “slapped Ms. Smith buttocks a few times.” At the dance’s conclusion, Smith “got on her two knees and placed her head between” the boy’s legs, police charged. As she hugged the birthday boy, Smith said, “I love you baby, Happy Birthday.”

While Smith remains licensed to teach English Language Arts and Reading in grades 4-8, Texas state records note that she is “currently under review” by the State Board for Educator Certification’s professional discipline unit.