Katherine J. Harder
Rosanna Encinas Brown

Rosanna Encinas Brown, 49: The teacher at Pastor Elementary School in Phoenix, Ariz., was charged Jan. 31, 2009, with three Class 2 felony counts of sexual conduct with a minor. According to police, Brown admitted luring a 14-year-old male student to a dark motel by text message where she performed oral sex on the boy so he would not have sex with his girlfriend, the woman’s alleged goddaughter.

Samantha Solomon

Samantha Solomon, 29: Guidance counselor at the High School for Health Professions and Human Services in Manhattan, N.Y. was fired after school bosses learned she was having sex with a teenage boy. She denies the allegations, attributing them to rumors gone wild.

Sandra Binkley

Sandra Binkley, 35: The Portland, Tenn., High School teacher was charged Sept. 25, 2008, with statutory rape by an authority figure as the result of sexual contact with a 17-year-old boy during school hours. A week later, two more students came forward claiming they had had a sexual encounter, also, on and off campus.

Sandra Borrego

Sandra Borrego, 41: Dance instructor at Most Precious Blood Catholic School in Corpus Christi, Texas, was indicted Jan. 24, 2008, on charges she repeatedly sexually assaulted one of her 13-year-old students. Borrego was indicted on 22 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, and was ordered to undergo testing to determine if her baby daughter had been fathered by her alleged victim. Arrest records indicate the boy said he had sexual contact with Borrego on 20 to 30 occasions behind a curtain in the school’s cafeteria, as well as at her house.

Sandra “Beth” Geisel

Sandra “Beth” Geisel, 42: English teacher at Christian Brothers Academy, an all-boys school in Albany, N.Y., allegedly had sex three times with a 16-year-old male student in May 2005, including once on school grounds in the football stadium’s press box. Originally indicted in September for three counts of third degree rape, she pleaded guilty to a single count of rape and was sentenced to six months in jail, and ranked as a Level 1 sex offender, the lowest risk.

Sarah Bridges

Sarah Bridges, 24: Substitute teacher in Eugene, Ore., arrested June 6, 2008, in connection with the rape, sodomy and sexual assault of a middle school boy. Bridges allegedly engaged in sexual activity with the student at an off-campus location in March 2008. She was charged with third-degree rape and two counts each of third-degree sodomy and sexual assault. A MySpace page with Bridges’ name and photo featured the quote, “We ride never worried about the fall.” District spokesman Kelly McIver told the Register-Guard newspaper: “You get deviants every once in a while and they do things that make you stop and think twice. It’s really sad because students and parents should be able to trust teachers.”

Sarah Joel

Sarah Joel , 31: Teacher at Narcoossee Community School in Osceola County, Fla., arrested Jan. 25, 2008, for allegedly having sexual relations with one of her former male students who was 15 at the time. The boy told authorities that when he called Joel to talk about his problems, Joel would pick him up and take him to her home. She faces three counts of lewd and lascivious battery, a second-degree felony. Joel entered a guilty plea Sept. 12, 2008.


Sarah Raymo

Sarah Raymo, 31: Teacher at T.L. Handy Middle School in Bay City, Mich., accused of trying  to procure sex from a 14-year-old male student during the 2012-2013 school year. Raymo is charged with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by up to life imprisonment. The teen testified that around the time of Christmas break, Raymo asked him to stay after school one day and they ended up having sex in her classroom. The teen said he had sex with Raymo six to eight times thereafter. The sex allegedly occurred at the school and Raymo’s Essexville home. The teen said Raymo would also buy him cigarettes, alcohol and food, as well as text message him nude photos of herself. The teen said he no longer had the nude photos and could not prove they ever existed. “She said, ‘Don’t tell anyone ’cause I could get in a lot of trouble,'” the teen testified. The teen was later interviewed at the Nathan Weidner Children’s Advocacy Center, but testified he was not entirely truthful at that time. On May 27, 2014, a judge ordered Raymo to undergo an evaluation to determine if she’s psychologically fit for trial.

Sarah Tolzien
Sarah L. Tolzien

Sarah L. Tolzien, 24: The Rich South High School teacher and cross-country coach in Richton Park, Ill., was charged March 26, 2008, with criminal sexual assault for allegedly having sex on two occasions with a 16-year-old male student the previous November. The student’s parents reported the alleged sexual activity to police in early December after finding sexually-oriented text messages from Tolzien on the boy’s cell phone.

Shannon Best

Shannon Best, 33: Social studies teacher at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, N.C., resigned April 14, 2008, after being charged with taking indecent liberties with an 18-year-old female student. A police spokesman indicated the encounter occurred at a residence but would not specify the location. Although the alleged victim is of legal age, police said criminal charges were being pursued because of the teacher-student nature of the alleged encounter. Best was released from the Wake County jail after posting a $5,000 bond. On June 18, 2008, Best pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor attempted crime against nature and giving alcohol to a student. She received a 45-day suspended jail sentence, 18 months unsupervised probation, and was ordered to pay a $250 fine and court costs. She did not have to register as a sex offender.

Shannon Herring

Shannon Herring, 32: The exceptional children’s teacher at Southern Wayne High School in Dudley, N.C., was charged on March 4, 2009, with two counts of sexual activity with a student. Deputies said Herring had sex with the 17-year-old boy on at least two occasions during October and November of last year. Authorities say the encounters did not happen at the school.

Shannon Young

Shannon Young, 36: English teacher and volleyball coach at Pleasant Ridge High School in Easton, Kansas, was arrested June 29, 2010, and charged with three counts of unlawful sexual relations with a 17-year-old boy. The Leavenworth County prosecutor said the affair took place between Aug. 1, 2009, and June 2, 2010. The boy identified as the victim was of the legal age of consent for Kansas. But teachers are still prohibited by law from having sexual relations with students at their schools.

Sharon Rutherford

Sharon Rutherford, 31: The 9th-grade English teacher at Coffeeville High School in Alabama was sentenced on Dec. 12, 2007, to three years in prison and five years probation for having sex with two males students under 16-years of age. According to one of her former students, the two broke off their relationship after Rutherford asked him to kill her husband, “then she got with 8 more of my friends.” Rutherford faces more time in prison for soliciting murder.

Shebana Rajput

Shebana Rajput, 35: Biology and physical science instructor since August 2005 at Jones Senior High School in Trenton, N.C., resigned her position May 21, 2008 – just two days before she was arrested in her home for alleged sexual conduct with a 17-year-old student whose gender was not released. Sheriff’s officials say she had sexual relations with the teen in her home on nine separate occasions between March and May of 2008. Rajput was charged with eight counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of sex offense with a student. She was held on $100,000 bail as authorities looked into the possibility she was involved with additional students.

Shelley Allen, 35: Teacher’s aide from Cherokee County, Texas, was arrested in June 2005. Allen was charged with sexual assault of a child and faces a possible 20 years behind bars.

Sheila Vazquez

Sheila Vazquez, 36: High-school teacher at the Renaissance School in Warren Township, Ind., was arrested and suspended in May 2008 after allegations of sex with a 15-year-old male student during a “lunch” outing during school hours. According to a police report, the student said conversations began innocently in February when he told his teacher he was bored in school. Vazquez responded she had something that would keep him busy. The two met in a classroom after school on several occasions to kiss and embrace, according to the student. Vasquez, who faces four counts of child molestation, allegedly arranged to take the student to lunch as a reward for hard work. They went to her home where they had sex, the student told police.

Sheral Smith

Sheral Smith, 37: Sheral Smith was arrested in September 2008, accused of having sex with a teen boy who was a student at New Summit School in Jackson, Miss., where she worked briefly. She was not the boy’s teacher, and the alleged sexual relationship occurred prior to her working there. Smith was later fired.  She’s accused of statutory rape and transfer of a controlled substance involving a 14-year-old boy. Under state law, she can be sentenced up to life in prison. Smith also faces one count of statutory rape and one count of sexual battery in Hinds County involving the same teen. In October 2009, Smith reportedly suffered a mental breakdown while awaiting trial.

Sherry Brians

Sherry Brians, 41: Middle-school language-arts instructor in Buttonwillow, Calif., originally arrested in January 2006 on suspicion of engaging in lewd acts with a 12-year-old male student, a felony that involves sexual contact. She originally pleaded not guilty to two counts of annoying or molesting a child under 18, but on March 12, 2007, pleaded no contest to reduced charges of misdemeanor battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Sheryl A. Namahine

Sheryl A. Nawahine, 35: Idaho teacher at Fruitland High School indicted on Sept. 21, 2007, on three felony counts for exchanging explicit text messages with a member of the school’s football team. She allegedly sent over 1,000 messages, including a photo and video, to the boy – a close friend of her own teenage son and daughter. “I take full responsibility for my actions,” she wrote in a statement. “I knew better the whole time. All the text and picture (sic) was generated by me, and no one else.” Both Nawahine and the teen say no sexual contact occurred.

Stacy Hopkins

Stacy Hopkins, 28:
Physical-education teacher and basketball coach at Arlington High School in Shelby County, Tenn., was arrested May, 5, 2011, after allegedly having sex with two male students and texting them nude photos of herself. The students, both under age 18 at the time of the alleged incidents, told school officials they had sexual intercourse with Hopkins. The teacher told investigators she taught both students and admitted to the crimes. On Hopkins’ Facebook page, she described her relationship status as “complicated.” Describing her job, she wrote, “Teaching high school students what not to do or how to do it without getting caught. :-)” ending it with a smiley face. Her page also lists a favorite quote about locating the right guy. “Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, Who will stay awake just to watch you sleep … .” Describing herself, she wrote: “Chances are if i meet you and you don’t like me i’m probably not to (sic) fond of you either.”

Stephanie Adams

Stephanie Adams

Stephanie Adams, 39: First-grade teacher at Adams County Christian School in Natchez, Mississippi, arrested July 28, 2014. Stephanie Adams was charged with one count of gratification of lust with a minor. Police said the mother of a 17-year-old girl contacted them after finding several inappropriate text messages on her daughter’s iPhone. The texts were between Adams and the teen, who is a student at the school and has since turned 18, police said. After investigators spoke to Adams, the teenager and a witness, an arrest warrant was issued. Adams County Christian School is a preschool through 12th grade non-denominational, Christ-centered institution with an emphasis on academic excellence, according to the school’s website.

Stephanie Burleson: Volleyball coach and teacher at Floresville High School in Texas, pleaded guilty in June 2005 to all charges for molesting a 16-year-old female student. She was sentenced to 10 years probation, and required to register as a sex offender.

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