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Amy Bramhall, 33: Education technician was arrested in January 2006 after a 15-year-old boy at the alternative education school in Warren, Maine, told police he had an ongoing sexual relationship with her. Flirting allegedly eventually led to an estimated 200 sexual encounters. In December 2006, she received three and half years in prison, with all but one year suspended, and four years probation.

Amy Elder
Amy Elder

Amy Elder, 28: Ripley High School teacher and softball coach in Memphis, Tenn., was indicted June 4, 2008, on 15 counts, including rape and sexual assault, after allegedly having had sexual relations with two female students. “I’d heard rumors going around school that she’s seeing girls not guys,” said one student, “but it wasn’t none of my business.”


Amy Lilley

Amy Gail Lilley, 36: Inverness, Fla., woman and softball coach at Lecanto High School charged with a lesbian relationship with a 15-year-old girl. She received no prison time, being sentenced in January 2006 to two years of house arrest and eight more years of probation.


Amy McElhenny

Amy McElhenney, 25: Charged with having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old male student, the 25-year-old Hebron High School Spanish teacher and former Miss Texas contestant will not be serving any jail time after a Denton County, Texas, grand jury refused to issue an indictment in September 2006. While the age of consent in Texas is 17 years, a state law bans sexual relationships between educators and students even if the student is of legal age and the relationship is consensual. She could have faced 20 years in prison if indicted and convicted.

Amy N. Miller, 23: A student teacher at Union-Endicott High School and Owego Free Academy in New York, she was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. State police said Miller, a student in Binghamton University’s teacher education program, faced charges of third-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child. She was suspended from the university and dismissed from teaching assignments after her arrest Oct. 4.


Amy Northcutt

Amy Northcutt, 26: Former history teacher at Turlock Christian School in Turlock, Calif. was arrested on June 2, 2008, along with her husband, Justin Northcutt, 27, a substitute teacher at the same school, for sending erotic text messages to a 16-year-old female student and attempting to arrange group sex with her. Police were called in when the girl’s mother became suspicious of Mr. Nothcutt’s attention toward her daughter.


Amy Yarbrough

Amy Yarbrough, 32: Third-year English teacher at Atkins High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., was arrested Dec. 3, 2009, and charged with having an illegal sexual relationship with a student. Authorities filed seven counts of sexual activity with a student and three counts of taking indecent liberties with a student. All of the charges are felonies.

Andrea Fox, 33: German teacher at Easton Area High School in Palmer Township, Pa., submitted her resignation June 17, 2008, after reportedly being caught arranging a sexual rendezvous with a student. Sources said Fox was found by school officials in May 2008 accepting an invitation for sex from a 17-year-old student during an instant message chat on her school computer. A criminal investigation was under way with local police.


Andrea Martinez

Andrea Martinez, 26: Schoolteacher with the Stanfield Elementary School District in Maricopa County, Ariz., was arrested June 30, 2010, when police, using night-vision goggles from a distance, observed two individuals in her white SUV appearing to have consensual sexual intercourse. Officers learned that the male in the car was only 14 years old and a former student of Martinez. Reportedly, both admitted to having sexual intercourse before the officers arrived and the teen claimed the same had happened the previous month.


Angela Christine Coffey

Angela Christine Coffey, 34: Cheerleading coach and English teacher at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Ga., gave birth to a baby girl in April 2007 following what police called a consensual relationship with a 17-year-old student. The former student declined to cooperate with prosecutors and has visited Coffey in jail since she pleaded guilty July 27 to sexual assault on a person in custody, jail records show. “It was only a crime because of the status of the victim – student-teacher,” Coffey’s attorney said.


Angela Comer

Angela Comer, 26: Middle-school teacher from Tompkinsville, Ky., fled with her alleged lover, her 14-year-old male student, before being tracked down in Mexico where she reportedly planned to marry the boy. Comer later claimed she was forced at gunpoint by the boy to go to Mexico. She was indicted in January 2006 for illegal sex acts with a minor and returned to Kentucky. Charges included felony custodial interference, two counts of third-degree sodomy and four counts of unlawful transaction with a minor relating to sexual acts. On May 9, 2007, Comer pleaded guilty to one-count of third-degree sodomy, and was slated to serve 10 years in prison as part of a plea agreement.


“Angel” Lindle

Angela “Angel” Simmons Lindle, 37: The Edgewood Middle School science teacher was arrested by Ninety Six, S.C., authorities on Feb. 20, 2009, following an investigation of allegations of a sexual relationship with a make student, 15. The boy, 14 at the time the relationship began, described numerous encounters with Lindle and, according to warrants, Lindle admitted to 7 charges. On March 21, 2009, while out on bail, Lindle was found dead in her home, apparantly from a self-inflicted gun shot.

Angela Palmer
Angela Palmer

Angela Palmer, 20: Lunchtime monitor at Lasselle Elementary School in Riverside County, Calif., was arrested on suspicion of child molestation on June 10, 2008, after being caught in a compromising position in a parked vehicle with a 16-year-old female student by deputies checking suspicious activity. The incident occurred after summer break had begun. “If school was not over, we would pull her in and do an administrative leave,” said the school’s information officer


Angela Stellwag

Angela Stellwag, 24: Delran, N.J., woman accused of having sex in her apartment with a 14-year-old boy she met in school. She was charged with sexual assault for activity that allegedly took place in August 2004. She pleaded not guilty in August 2006.

Anna Bettencourt

Anna Bettencourt, 38: The teacher at Bliss High School in Gooding County, Idaho, was arraigned on Feb. 18, 2009, on two counts of sexual battery of a minor child 16 years of age. Due to an undisclosed conflict of interest, the prosecuting attorney’s office will petition the court to appoint a special prosecutor.


Anne Knopf

Anne Knopf, 39: Former substitute teacher at Prescott Middle School in Wisconsin was charged Nov. 5, 2007, with sexual assault of a child under 16. She is accused of having a sexual relationship with the 13-year-old former boyfriend of her own daughter.

April Watson Ashley Burkett
April Watson Ashley Burkett

April Watson, 33 and Ashley Burkett, 31 : Two Jay High School teachers in Jay, Fla., were arrested Aug. 6, 2009 on charges that they had sex in their homes with teenage boys in 2007. “The investigation was initiated on July 28, 2009 after an anonymous letter was sent to the Santa Rosa County School District alleging sexual relationships between two Jay High School teachers and male juveniles,” Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Scott Haines said. The alleged activity took place between July and Cotober 2007 at the two teachers’ residences. Burkett taught reading and special education students and was assistant volleyball coach last school year, according to the Jay High School web site. Watson taught math and was the advisor for the junior varsity cheerleaders, also according to the school web site. Watson was to be the varsity cheerleader sponsor for the upcoming school year and Burkett was to be the varsity volleyball coach.

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