A former middle school substitute teacher was arrested after being accused of having intercourse with a minor. The former middle school teacher, 25-year-old Alexandra, was arrested by the police on three counts of third-degree ra-e.
Alexandra was teaching at a middle school, and the victim was in 8th grade at the time. It was alleged that Alexandra first met the 15-year-old boy when she was in a position of authority or a position of public trust.
The allegations first came to light in October 2020, when the victim’s mother reported Alexandra to the authorities after finding nu-e photos and videos of the adult woman on her son’s phone. Alexandra was reportedly hired as a tutor for the boy.
When questioned by the cops, the teen admitted to having had sex with Alexandra. “I was disgusted because you’re supposed to be helping him, and she wasn’t helping him at all,” the mother said. It has been alleged that Alexandra had sex with the teenager on multiple occasions, between March and October of 2020, in at least three different locations, including the Hilton Inn.
Alexandra’s attorney, who entered a not guilty plea on his client’s behalf, has declined to comment on the issue. Alexandra was released after posting $2,500. She is to have no contact with the victim. She is expected to return to court in February.
A study revealed that sexual abuse by teachers is on the rise. “Of children in 8th through 11th grade, about 3.5 million students (nearly 7%) surveyed reported having had physical sexual contact with an adult (most often a teacher or coach). The type of physical contact ranged from unwanted touching of their body, all the way up to sexual intercourse.”
The reason more crimes are coming to light is mostly due to the fact that several kids now have access to social media and mobile phones. These phones and messenger service apps act as a window to send and receive nudes and videos. With such easy access to technology, unsuspecting kids fall prey to such crimes. However, thanks to technology, schools are forced to report crimes themselves or face the wrath of the public if they become public through other sources.
As shocking as it may be to come across someone who has been sexually abused by an educator, the best thing to do is to “notify local law enforcement, as well as the appropriate child services organizations.”
We are republishing this story in light of recent reports that show child abuse has significantly increased in the United States.