May 29, 2010

Bad Teachers

From the files at Bad Bad Teacher

Karland Tremain Miller, 33, a 9th grade math teacher and assistant varsity basketball coach at Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama has reportedly been arrested on allegations of having sex with a 15-year-old female student on the grounds of Central High School’s Freshman Academy.

Reportedly, Miller Miller turned himself in Tuesday afternoon after authorities issued a warrant for his arrest on a charge of statutory rape.

William Greg Whitehurst, 47, a Chowan County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy and former school resource officer at John A. Holmes High School in Edenton, North Carolina has been indicted by a Chowan County grand jury on allegations of sex crimes involving a female student.

Whitehurst was indicted on three counts of second-degree sexual offense, three counts of taking indecent liberties with a student and three counts of having sexual activities with a student.

Robert Maxwell Jr., 29, a former teacher at Madison Central High School at Madison, Mississippi has reportedly been arrested on allegations of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female student.

Maxwell, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in to police Tuesday night and is reportedly charged with one count of enticement of a child.

Nichole Chapman, 28, a former teacher at the North Shelby School, a school for students with varying degrees of physical and mental challenges, in Shelby, North Carolina has reportedly been arrested on allegations having a sexual relationship with a student.

Reportedly, Chapman was arrested on two felony counts of indecent liberties with a student and two felony counts of a sex offense with a 19-year-old student.

Brad Eric Franklin, 32, an English teacher at Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas has reportedly been charged on allegations of touching a 16-year-old female student inappropriately.
Franklin, who was arrested earlier this month on a class C misdemeanor assault charge alleging improper touching of the same student. Upon investigation, a felony charge of improper relationship between an educator and a student was filed against Franklin who then surrendered to authorities.

Michelle Reed Daniel, 40, a former math teacher at Keene High School in Keene, Texas who in April was indicted by a Johnson County grand jury has pleaded not guilty to charges arising from alleged relationships with three high school students.

Daniel was indicted on three second-degree felony counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student and one count of sexual assault of a child.

Kristen M. Marginean, 28, a teacher at Hope Academy in Canton, Ohio has reportedly been indicted by a Stark County grand jury on allegations that she fondled a student. Reportedly, Marginean was indicted on one third-degree felony count of gross sexual imposition. It is alleged that Marginean engaged in a “continuous course of conduct” during the 2008-09 school year, fonding the child who was reportedly 8 and 9 years old at the time.

Sgt. Charles Ray Moore, 51, a JROTC instructor at Atholton High School in Columbia, Maryland has reportedly been arrested on allegations that he twice had sex contact with a 17-year-old female student. Reportedly, Moore is charged with sexual child abuse and sexual child abuse by a person in a position of authority. Following his arrest, Moore was released from the Howard County Detention Center after positing a $7,500 unsecured bond.

Rebecca Ann Harvey, 33, a special education teacher at the Pottsgrove High School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania has reportedly been arrested on allegations of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. Rebecca Harvey is reportedly charged with two counts of corruption of minors.
Harvey came to the attention of authorities last Tuesday after an officer on patrol alleges that he discovered Harvey and the boy in the backseat of her car in Pottstown. It is further alleged that the vehicles windows were fogged up and an investigation allegedly revealed Harvey and the student inside the car were “scrambling” to put their clothes on.

Nicole Jacobsen, 39, a former eighth-grade learning disabled resource teacher at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein, Illinois has reportedly been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a 14-year-old male student. Reportedly, Jacobsen was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and following her arrest was subsequently released after posting 10 percent of her $50,000 bond. Jacobsen came to the attention of authorities after the boy’s 17-year-old brother allegedly found messages on the 14-year-old’s Facebook account between the boy and Jacobsen.

Marla Gurecki-Haskins, 37, a special education teacher at Canandaigua Academy in Canandaigua, New York has reportedly been arrested on allegations of improper relationships with multiple male students, ages 16 and 17-years-old. Reportedly, Gurecki-Haskins is charged with one felony count of disseminating indecent material to a minor, one misdemeanor count of official misconduct and two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
It is alleged that during the month of April, Gurecki-Haskins used a cell phone to invite a 16-year-old male student to have sex with her, performed oral sex on a 17-year-old male student while in her classroom during school hours and communicated with two 16-year-old boys via cell phone, texts and emails to encourage them to have a sexual relationship with her.

Hipolito Rivera, 59, a U.S. Air Force ROTC instructor at Central High School in Carrollton, Georgia has reportedly been arrested on allegations of inappropriate conduct from several female students. According to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, Rivera is charged with one count of sexual assault. Rivera had an initial court appearance on Saturday at which time a Magistrate denied bond. Reportedly, six female students at Central High School filed sexual harassment complaints against Rivera last week.

Sylvanus A. Tyler, 40, a a drama and music teacher at McKinley Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin is reportedly being sought by police on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female student. An arrest warrant charging Tyler with sexual assault and child enticement was filed Monday in Kenosha County Circuit Court. The arrest warrant carries a $100,000 cash bond requirement.

Robert Mark Fickenscher, 57, a chemistry teacher at Madison High School, in Madison, Ohio has reportedly been arrested on allegations of attempting to solicit sex from what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. Fickenscher was arrested during a teaching symposium at Harvey High School on a warrant from the Pennsylvania Attorney General Child Predator Unit. It is alleged that Fickenscher and the undercover agent posting as the girl met in a chat room and were speaking between April and July and that Fickenscher and “the girl” planned to meet in the Erie area.

Joseph M. Calabrese, 24, an assistant teacher at Generations Early Care and Education, a daycare, in Irondequoit, New York has reportedly been arrested on allegations of molesting a 7-year-old girl at the facility. Reportedly, Calabrese was arrested Monday night and arraigned in Irondequoit Town Court on one count each of first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Calabrese is accused of sexually touching a 7-year-old girl with his hands on April 29.

Bryan Wendt, 27, a former student teacher at Waukesha Central Middle School in Waukesha, Wisconsin and who is now a physical education teacher at Summit Elementary and Park Lawn Elementary in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin has reportedly been arrested on allegations of the sexual assault of a then 14-year-old female student at Waukesha Central Middle School.
Reportedly, Wendt was arrested on charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child, repeated acts of sexual assault of the same child and one count of child enticement.

Heather Lynne Zeo, 36, a math teacher at North Penn High School in Lansdale Pennsylvania has reportedly been arrested on allegations of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. Zeo was reportedly charged today with endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of minors. It is alleged that Zeo began the relationship with the boy in April. It is also alleged that Zeo was having sexual conversations and contact with the student both on and off school grounds and that these conversation extended to phone calls and internet chats.

It is further alleged that Zeo had an inappropriate relationship over the Internet with another male student and that the second relationship involved sexually explicit Internet chats and several invitations from Zeo for the student to visit her classroom when she was alone so they could have sex.

Dale Alan Elledge, 72, a volunteer teacher at Word of Life Ministries & Academy in Dibble, Oklahoma has reportedly been charged on allegations of molesting six girls for a period of years.
The District Attorney of McClain County has charged Dale Alan Elledge with six felony counts involving children whose ages ranged from 8- to 12-years-old at the time of the offenses.

Marzet Farris, 67, a former shop teacher at Conackamack Middle School in Piscataway, New Jersey has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl over a nine-month period, starting when she was 13 years-old. Farris was charged in 2006. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of sexual assault, admitting he attacked the teenager various times between September 2003 and June 2004.

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