Hunter Day, a 22-year-old married teacher in Yukon, Oklahoma, sat on the floor in her darkened living room with candles lit this past Wednesday for what she thought would be yet another evening of sex with an underage student at Yukon High School.
Her husband, a football coach at the school, was not at home when police showed up so she sent a text message to the boy and told him to “hurry up” to they could mess around before her husband got home.
The boy did not appear but deputies from the Canadian County Sheriff’s office did and arrested her on charges of rape in the second degree, possession of child pornography and soliciting sex with a minor using technology. At last report, she remains in jail in lieu of an $85,000 bond.
Day sent photos of herself in bra and panties to the boy and he responded with images of his genitals.
In Kettering, Ohio, 23-year-old Madeline Marx, a substitute teacher sent nude photos of herself to a student, had oral sex with one and full intercourse with another, Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. told the Dayton Daily News.
“This defendant took advantage of her position and developed a relationship with minor students,” he added.
The students said Marx had oral sex with one in a commercial parking lot and intercourse with another in an apartment building parking area.
In Broward County, Florida, high-school teacher Stevie Glasspool used Facebook to send suggestive messages to students 15-to-17 years old.
One message read “I don’t want you to fall in love with me but I also don’t want you to hit it and quit it either.”
She invited students to spend the night at her home in Boca Raton, told them “your body is amazing” along with “I have marijuana for use to smoke” and warned “you will be graded for performance.”
A student turned her in and police filed charges of soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct using a computer. When word spread of the arrest of Glasspool, students and fellow faculty were shocked. She had no criminal record and nothing in her background indicated any such leanings.
“I wouldn’t have graduated without her,” says 17-year-old Stacy Williams, who adds that she believes Marx was set up.
Reports The Washington Post:
In Texas, home to the largest number of teacher sexual misconduct cases in the country, investigations into alleged inappropriate teacher-student relationships has grown 27 percent over the past three years, to 179. Kentucky schools reported more than 45 sexual relationships between teachers and students in 2011, up from 25 just a year earlier. And a surge has been reported in Alabama, where the state investigated 31 cases during the year ending July 2013, nearly triple the number it had investigated just four years earlier.
The increase of sex between students and teachers comes at a time when other studies show sexual activity is decreasing between students.
“It may be that parking at Lookout Point has given way to texting from your mom’s living room couch,” says Bill Alpert, spokesman for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. “I think you can call this the cautious generation.”
With social media becoming an active tool in sexual solicitations, many schools are tightening rules limiting contact between students and teachers on sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Floyd County High School recently curtailed such activity, ordering teachers and coaches to stop contact with students on social media.
Floyd’s actions come after a Floyd County grand jury indicted physical education teacher and girls’ basketball coach Jason Dalton on charges of indecent liberties of a 17-year-old juvenile in 2004 and sexual molestation of a 19-year-old at his home in 2008.
The indictments came from a six-month investigation by the Virginia State Police tht began in March after discovery of questionable computer text messages and is continuing after more than 10 other girls have come forward with detailed stories of improper groping and sexual assault.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Branscom says cases under investigation involve incidents from 2003 to 2015 and involve girls ranging from age 12 to 19. He is suspended from school without pay and is free on a $75,000 secured bond while facing a hearing to set a trial date expected for sometime next year.