Ashley Flores

Ashley Flores, 26: Former East Junior High teacher in Ponca City, Okla., was charged Oct. 1, 2008, with second-degree rape after prosecutors said she had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old former student over the summer. According to the court affidavit, Flores had sex with the boy at her home while her own children were there.

Autumn Leathers

Autumn Leathers, 24: English teacher at Mountain Ridge High School in Alleghany County, Md., was arrested Aug. 20, 2008, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of her 16-year-old students. Officers say they were contacted by a resident, who noticed the student at Leathers’ home several times in the late evening. Leathers was sentenced to five years of unsupervised probation on April 1, 2009. She was also required to register as a sex offender for her conviction on one count of fourth-degree sex offense. A one-year jail term was suspended during her court appearance. Leathers pleaded guilty to the crime in January. In return, the state dropped more serious charges, including child abuse and assault.

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson, 37:
Math teacher at Kentlake High School in King County, Wash., was booked March 17, 2011, on felony charges for allegedly having sex with one of her 17-year-old students. According to court documents, Anderson was the boy’s math teacher and after-school tutor during his sophomore year. Seattle’s KOMO-TV reports school officials initially contacted authorities March 8 after the boy’s mother approached Kentlake staff members. The mom reportedly became suspicious about the relationship after seeing an large number of text messages between her son and the teacher. Anderson allegedly texted the boy roughly 800 times, including more than 100 texts in a 24-hour period. The teen also told his uncle “he was getting laid by a teacher.”

Becci Hill

Becci Hill, 31: Martinsville, Ind., counselor at Sanders School in Wayne Township arrested in 2006 for for sexual activity with a 15-year-old autistic boy. Prosecutors say what started as a mentor relationship turned into a sexual liaison that lasted a year. Hill would allegedly park her car down the street from the boy’s home, and he would climb out his window to meet her in the middle of the night. In January 2007, Hill pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor, and was given a two-year prison sentence and forced to register as a sex offender.

Beth Ann Chester

Beth Ann Chester, 27: Former Moon Area High School health and gym teacher in Pittsburgh was sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in jail on Aug. 20, 2008, after pleading guilty to three charges stemming from the romantic relationship she had with a then-14-year-old boy. Chester, who was married, admitted to having sex with the boy numerous times, including once in the school parking lot. Her husband filed for divorce a month after her January 2008 arrest.

Beth Raymond, 31: Private-school employee from Pownal, Maine, charged with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree sexual assault of a juvenile male at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, Conn. In July 2006, she was sentenced to 18 months prison.

Beth Shepherd

Beth Shepherd, 34:
Special-education teacher at Reed High School in Washoe County, Nev., was arrested April 22, 2011, for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with two 17-year-old male students inside her personal vehicle away from school grounds. She faced felony counts of sexual conduct between a school employee and a pupil. She reportedly told investigators that one student forced her to engage in sexual activities, while she denied any contact with the other.

Bethany Sherrill, 24: Daughter-in-law of school-board president charged with molesting a 15-year-old middle-school student. Reports state Sherill allegedly had oral sex with the boy and sent him coded text messages. She resigned her position at Jefferson Elementary School in Farmington, Mo., in February 2005 and eventually received 90 days in jail and two years probation, and was forced to register as a sex offender.

Brandy Lynn Gonzales

Brandy Lynn Gonzales, 27: The Houston-area teacher and her husband were arrested in December 2006 for sexually assaulting students at an elementary school two years earlier. Prosecutors allege that Gonzales met a student at a local movie theater, where she performed oral sex on the boy as well as another student at the theater. Husband Johnny Gonzales is also charged with having performed sex acts with one teen. Prosecutors told the judge they have sufficient evidence to file further charges.

Brenda Baillargeon

Brenda Baillargeon, 39: Teacher’s aide in the Amery School District of Polk County, Wis., charged in November 2007 with having sex with a 16-year-old male student. The illicit seven-month sexual relationship with the high-school student she tutored included road trips and sneaking into his home in the early-morning hours for sex, according to the criminal complaint. She was his first love, and they planned to be married after she got a divorce, court records stated.

Brenda Osborne

Brenda Osborne, 43: Former Xenia High School volleyball coach and counselor in Xenia, Ohio, was arrested Sept. 3, 2009, and charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female student. While she initially denied the charge, in March, Osborne changed her plea to guilty to a charge of sexual battery, and was sentenced June 30, 2010, to six months in jail and five years probation.


Bridgett Szychulski

Bridgett Szychulski

Bridgett Szychulski, 31: Band teacher for the Lenape Middle School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, accused of having sex at least three times with a 14-year-old boy at the school. She was suspended in September 2014, and was arraigned on charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and statutory sexual assault. Szychulski, who is married and has a 4-year-old son, is accused of having sex with the teen once in her vehicle and twice at the middle school, including her office and a storage room near the band room. District Judge Regina Armitage set bail at $500,000 unsecured. He also banned her from having contact with juveniles other than her son, or from contacting any Central Bucks County students or employees. Her attorney reportedly sought leniency, as Szychulski was dealing with a complicated pregnancy at the time of her arrest.

Brittni Colleps

Brittni Colleps, 27: English teacher at Kennedale High School in Arlington, Texas, was arrested May 16, 2011, for allegedly having sex with five male students. The mother of three whose husband is in the military was charged with five counts of having an improper relationship with a student. All of the students involved were 18 or older, but it’s a second-degree felony offense for teachers to have a sexual relationship with a student. The first student who had intercourse with Colleps said that he and the four other teens had sex with Colleps on “multiple occasions” at her residence, according to an affidavit. On at least one occasion, all five students were in the same room at the time the sexual acts were taking place, with video footage being recorded. Colleps was found guilty on Aug. 17, 2012.

Cameo Patch

Cameo Patch, 29: Substitute teacher at Tooele High School in Tooele, Utah, arrested for allegedly performing oral sex on a 17-year-old male student. The sexual activity was allegedly consensual, and reportedly took place off school grounds after the pair had exchanged phone numbers in a restaurant. In November 2006, Patch was sentenced to no jail time, despite comments from the judge that a man would have likely gone to prison.

Carmen Brown

Carmen Brown

Carmen Brown: Teacher and boys basketball coach at Saranac High School in Saranac, Michigan, resigned in the summer of 2015 amid allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with a student, and she defended her relationship with the teen in an interview with WOOD-TV. A memo in her file says Brown had an “inappropriate romantic and sexual relationship” with an 18-year-old student, both while the student was in school and after he graduated. It goes on to say Brown “groomed” the 18-year-old, used electronic media to further the relationships and sent photos to him in which she was “partially clothed.” “I care for [the 18-year-old]. My son cares for him, and I just don’t like words like ‘grooming’ and ‘half- naked’ pictures, because that’s not how it is,” said Brown. “We’ve been very good friends. We have a strong friendship, as well. It’s not a scandalous, backseat type of love affair that it’s being made out to be.” Brown said she knows the relationship was not a professional one between a teacher and student. “I’m sorry that, you know, the relationship did develop beyond what was considered professional, but a lot of the words being used are not representative of what the relationship is,” she said.

Carol Flannigan

Carol Flannigan, 50: Boca Raton, Fla., music teacher reportedly slept with 11-year-old former student, and also had a simultaneous sexual relationship with the boy’s father. In a deposition, the boy’s father said he had the same sort of sexual relationship with Flannigan that ex-President Bill Clinton had with Monica Lewinsky. In February 2006, Flannigan was sentenced to five years prison as part of a plea deal.

Carrie McCandless

Carrie McCandless, 29: The former Colorado social-studies teacher, who also happens to be married to the principal, was charged in November 2006 with having had sexual contact with a 17-year-old male student during an overnight school camping trip. The instructor, who also coached cheerleading, pleaded guilty April 24, 2007, to felonies of tampering with physical evidence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of unlawful sexual contact with a minor. She was not expected to serve any jail time.

Carrie O’Conner

Carrie O’Conner, 33: Counselor at Montgomery County High School in Mount Vernon, Ga., arrested Aug. 13, 2007, for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student. The relationship is said to have lasted from January through July. According to police, the abuse was first reported in March 2007 to a teacher and a probation officer, but they were reportedly reluctant to inform the superintendent because O’Conner is the superintendent’s daughter.

Cathy Heminghaus

Cathy Heminghaus, 46: Special-education teacher from Ferguson, Mo., charged with statutory sodomy involving at least three of her students at Ferguson Middle School. She reportedly told friends she had performed oral sex on the children on several occasions in 2005. On July 9, 2007, she pleaded no contest Monday to 25 counts; 21 of them involving statutory sodomy.

Celeste Emerick, 32: Police in Huber Heights, Ohio, say the Wayne High School teacher hosted a party where students were shown pornography. Prosecutors charged her with one count of sexual battery, a felony in Ohio.

Chandra Franks: Gym teacher and coach of softball and cross-country running at Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tenn., was charged Feb. 19, 2011, with sexual battery by an authority figure. Investigators said the victim is a teenager at Haywood High School, but they would not say if the alleged incident happened on campus, nor would they reveal the gender or exact age of the victim.

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