Sex Crimes

Female teachers charged or convicted of having sex with students

Loryn Barclay

Missouri substitute teacher was arrested June 25, 2017, and charged for alleged sexual contact with one of her 17-year-old male students.
(Monett City Police )

Nataly Lopez

New Jersey substitute teacher was arrested June 22, 2017, and charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, in addition to allegedly sending the young male explicit text messages online. 
(Union County Sheriff's Office)

Lindsey Banta Jarvis

The Kentucky teacher appeared in court June 19, 2017, to enter a not guilty plea to two charges of sexually assaulting an underage male student while working as a teacher at two different schools. 
(Fayette County Detention Center)

Erin Elizabeth McAuliffe

North Carolina math teacher is charged with three counts of sexual activity with three male students and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. McAuliffe was due back in court for the probable cause hearing on June 29, 2017.
(Rocky Mount Police)

Tiana Sanchez

New Mexico teacher was arrested in May 2017 for allegedly having sex with a male student four times. Sanchez is charged with four counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child.
(New Mexico State Police)

Jennifer Frechette

Connecticut drama teacher is charged with second-degree sexual assault over allegations of a relationship with a 15-year-old male student. Frechette turned herself into authorities on April 13, 2017, and is free on $100,000 bond.
(New Haven Police)

Alexandria Vera

Texas teacher who admitted to having sex repeatedly with her 13-year-old male student and got pregnant with his child was sentenced in February 2017 to 10 years in prison. 
(Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Erica Ann Ginnetti

Pennsylvania math teacher and married mother of three children pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old male student. She was sentenced in April 2015 to 30 days in jail.
(REUTERS/Pennsylvania State Police)

Kathryn Ronk

Michigan Spanish teacher pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy and was sentenced in July 2015 to up to 15 years in prison. 
(REUTERS/Michigan Department of Corrections)

Mackenzie Land Matthews

Ohio school guidance counselor admitted to having consenual sex with an 18-year-old male student and was sentenced in January 2015 to two years in prison. 
(Licking County Jail)

Michelle Louise Ghirelli

Michelle Louise Ghirelli, and Melody Suzanne Lippert (see below), both high school teachers in California, were convicted and in June 2015 was sentenced to three months jail time and three years probation for unlawful sexual intercourse with an underage male student during an alcohol- and drug-fueled camping trip at San Clemente State Beach.
(Orange County Sheriff's Department)

Melody Suzanne Lippert

Melody Suzanne Lippert, and Michelle Louise Ghirelli (see above), a high school teacher in California, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with an underage male student during an alcohol- and drug-fueled camping trip at San Clemente State Beach. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years probation.
(Orange County Sheriff's Department)

Irene Khan

Florida science teacher pleaded guilty to two felony counts of lewd or lascivious battery against an underage male. In March 2015 Khan was sentenced to two years of community control and to be on sex offender probation for 10 years.
(Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)

Brianne Altice

Utah teacher and mother of two convicted of having sex with three male students was sentenced in July 2015 to serve up to 30 years in prison.
(Davis County Jail)

Tonya Flink

Texas computer technology teacher who had multiple sexual encounters with several male students was sentenced in September 2013 to four years’ probation after pleading guilty to two counts of an improper relationship between an educator and a student. She is now married to one of her victims. 
(Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office)

Nicole Jaques

Former Pennsylvania teacher who resigned from her job at a Christian school, then had a months-long sexual relationship with a 15-year-old former male student, was sentenced in August 2013 to 11-and-a-half to 23 months in prison on a felony charge of corruption of minors. In addition to jail time, she received three years’ probation. 
(Hatfield Township Police)

Giovanna Yaranga

Vermont Spanish teacher pleaded guilty in September 2013 on four misdemeanor counts of sexual exploitation for her behavior with an underage male. As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Yaranga received a suspended sentence of one to four years, avoiding jail time as long as she obeys the terms of her four-year probation, which includes sex offender therapy and no intentional contact with male minors. She will also have to register as a sex offender for 14 years.
(Burlington City Police)

Michelle Smith White

North Carolina dance teacher formed a friendship with a female student and it later evolved into a sexual relationship. White pleaded guilty in September 2016 to a sex act with a student, two counts of indecent liberties with student, indecent liberties with a child and second-degree kidnapping. She was sentenced to 45 months to 123 months in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender. 
(Durham Police)

Debra Lafave

Florida teacher pleaded guilty in 2005 to two counts of lewd and lascivious battery for having sex with a 14-year old boy. As part of the deal, Lafave was sentenced to three years house arrest and seven years' probation. 

Pamela Rogers Turner

Tennessee teacher pleaded no contest in August 2005 to having sex with one of her students, a 13-year-old boy, and was sentenced to nine months in jail.
(Warren County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department)

Sandra "Beth" Geisel

English teacher was sentenced in November 2005 to six months after agreeing to a deal in which she pleaded guilty to one count of rape for sex with a 16-year-old male student.
(Colonie Police Department)

Mary Kay Letourneau

Letourneau pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree child rape against a 12-year-old male. She became pregnant and gave birth that year. Letourneau was released in 1998, but was again caught having sex with the boy. She was impregnated again, and this time was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for violating her probation. She was released from prison in 2004, and married the youth in 2005. Earlier this year, he filed for divorce.

Female teachers charged or convicted of having sex with students

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