1. Wendy Cannin – Teacher – Begins School Year In Handcuffs After Extending A Little Sex Education To Two Students Over The Summer
Heppner, Oregon (The Weekly Vice) – Wendy Cannin, a 30-year-old math teacher and junior high track coach at Heppner Junior / Senior High School was arrested Monday on charges of having sex with two male students.
According to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Cannin was arrested around 11 a.m. while the school she teaches at began it’s first day of class.
Investigators say Cannin engaged in sexual activity with two male students, aged 15 and 17.
The sexual activited reportedly began at the end of the last school year and continued into the middle of July.
Police believe the sexual activity occurred both on and off school property.
According to the school’s website, Cannin taught math, business and advised the yearbook staff. She also coached junior high track.
Cannin was booked into the Umatilla County Jail on four counts of 3rd-degree sex abuse, sexual misconduct, 3rd-degree rape and 3rd-degree sodomy. Bail was set at $40,500.
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2. Donna Washburne Was Looking For A Bookworm – School Librarian Arrested After Police Officer Catches Her Performing Oral Sex On Student
Las Vegas, Nevada (The Weekly Vice) – Donna Washburne, a 47-year-old library assistant at Cheyenne High School in North Las Vegas was arrested Sunday on accusations of having sex with a student.
According to Metro Police, an officer on patrol discovered Washburne in the back seat of her car performing oral sex on a 17-year-old student in the parking lot of the school.
Investigators say the boy told them Washburne called him up and asked if he wanted to make out with her. When he agreed, Washburne reportedly picked him up, drove to the school parking lot and proceeded to engage in sexual acts with the boy.
When Washburne was removed from the backseat of the car, her hair and clothing were in disarray, according to the arrest report.
Washburne, who is married, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on charges of sexual misconduct with a student and commission of a sexual act in public. Bail amount was undisclosed.
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3. Melissa Andreini – Teacher – Charged With Repeatedly Having Sex With Student, And Then Paying Him For It
Helper, Utah (The Weekly Vice) – Melissa A. Andreini, a 28-year-old special education teacher at Helper Junior High has been arrested on charges that she had sex with a 15-year-old student and then paid him afterward.
According to Helper Police and the Utah Division of Child And Family Services, Andreini had sex with the student on three occasions at her her home. She then allegedly paid him $1,400 to $1,500, purportedly to keep quiet about the relationship.
Investigators say the boy’s mother went to Andreini’s home and confronted her about the relationship on July 3. During that confrontation, Andreini reportedly admitted to having sex with the teen several times. Andreini then reportedly admitted to paying the boy.
Andreini was charged Monday after submitting her resignation on Aug 3.
Another teacher at the same Junior High School is also under investigation for sexual misconduct with a student, however charges have not been filed in that case.
Andreini was booked into the Carbon County Jail on three counts of 3rd-degree felony unlawful sexual activity with a minor. She was released after posting a $10,000 bond.
Her first court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 28.
4. Melanie Fonseca Had A Different Boys And Girls Club In Mind – Charged With Having Sexual Relationship With 14 Year Old Student
Kissimmee, Florida (The Weekly Vice) – Melanie Fonseca, a 32-year-old art teacher at the Boys and Girls Club of Kissimmee was arrested Wednesday on allegations she had sex with a 14 year old student.
According to the Kissammee Police Department, Fonseca met the student during a summer camp held the club, however sexual contact occurred inside a laundry room at a nearby apartment complex.
Investigators say Fonseca admitted to taking the relationship “a bit too far”, whereby a warrant was obtained for her arrest.
Fonseca was booked into the Osceola County Jail on charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor. She is currently being held without bond. Her employment with The Boys and Girls Club has been terminated.
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5. Michelle Simonson Had An Interesting Lesson Plan – Charged With Sending Topless Photo To Special Ed Boy “To Make Him A Better Student”
Oxford Township, MI. (The Weekly Vice) – Michelle Simonson, a 28 year old former special education teacher at Sashabaw Middle School, has been arrested after she allegedly sent a topless photo and numerous sexually explicit messages to a student.
According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Simonson sent over 50 sexually explicit messages during the last school year to a 14 year old special needs student that was in her class. Among the photos was a topless picture of herself.
Investigators say the messages started last fall. The victim told police that she asked him to meet her outside of school once, but that he said no. The boy became uncomfortable with the messages and asked her to stop. The victim’s foster parent alerted authorities to the messages and the topless photo.
Simonson resigned on Friday. She has admitted sending the messages, telling deputies investigating that she just wanted to help the boy be a better student, and that “it got out of hand.” Simonson and the student have both said they never had sex or direct conversations about sex.
Superintendent Al Roberts said, “Based on the information we have from the police department, it appears this person violated a sacred trust with students. She will be held accountable for her actions. Our district has no tolerance for these types of actions. She will not be back with us next fall.”
Simonson, who is married, has waived preliminary hearings and will be going straight to trial on the charges.
Simonson was booked into jail on charges of enticing a minor for immoral purposes and distributing sexually explicit material to a minor. She was later freed on bond of $1,500.
6. Erin Boone Wasn’t Going Down Without A Fight – Charged With Having Sex With 14-Year-Old, Assaulting Police Officer
Harrington, Del. (The Weekly Vice) – Erin R. Boone, a 23-year-old Delaware woman was arrested Wednesday on charges of having sex with a 14-year-old boy. When cops came to arrest her, she refused to go down without a fight.
“I am not going to be arrested.” That’s what Boone allegedly told officers before all hell broke loose.
According to police, officers were answering a disorderly conduct complaint when they encountered Boone beating on the door of the alleged 14-year-old victim.
Investigators say officers ordered her to place her hands behind her back, but instead she turned around and produced a 4-inch butterfly knife. She then reportedly told the officer that she wasn’t going to be arrested and pointed the knife at officers “in an aggressive manner.”
After a brief struggle, officers were able to apprehend Boone, finding 18 Xanax pills in her pockets. After she was placed in the back seat of the patrol car, she managed to kick out a rear passenger window – injuring the officer’s hand in the process.
An interview with the person who called in the complaint revealed Boone was caught having sex with a 14-year-old boy in the first week of August. No explanation was given as to why Boone was pounding on the victim’s door with a 4-inch butterfly knife.
Here come the charges.
Boone was booked into the Sussex County Correctional Institute on charges of possessing of a deadly weapon, 4th-degree rape, 2nd-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, aggravated menacing, endangering the welfare of a child sex assault victim, resisting arrest with force, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and 3rd-degree criminal trespass.
Bond was set at $19,000
7. Brandi Shroyer – Teacher’s Aid Charged With Having Sexual Relationship With Male Student
Wall, New Jersey (The Weekly Vice) – Brandi E. Shroyer, a 30-year-old teacher’s aid at Rugby High School at Woodfield has been indicted on charges of having sex with a male student.
According to court documents, the alleged sexual relationship came to light when a school bus driver overheard children talking about sexual activity that was occurring between Shroyer and the student.
The school’s executive director, Dolores De Santo contacted the New Jersey DFS who in turn contacted police.
Details about the student’s age has not been released and authorities have not established where the alleged assault occurred.
Shroyer was arrested at her home in Spring Lake Heights on June 12. She was subsequently placed on unpaid leave by the school when the allegations broke.
She was booked into jail on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the indictment. She was released after posting a $100,000 bond.
8. Tawnya Burrows Played With The Kids – Charged With Performing Sex Acts For Three Young Children, Using Sex Toys On Two Of Them
Manatee, Florida (The Weekly Vice) – Tawnya Rae Burrows, a 30-year-old Florida woman was arrested Saturday on charges of performing sex acts for three small children – using sex toys on two of them
According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Burrows was watching three children (aged 2, 7, and 8) when she performed sex acts in front of them. She then allegedly used sex toys to sexually molest the 7-year-old girl and her 2-year-old sister.
Investigators say the girl told detectives that Burrows put on a pornographic movie while they were in the room. Two of the children drew photos of the items used in the various sex acts and told investigators the alleged abuse occurred between April 1 and June 30.
Burrows admitted to owning sex toys, but denied using them in the presence of the children, according to the arrest affidavit.
Burrows was booked into the Manatee County Jail on 3 counts of custodian sexual battery, 4 counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition and introduction of obscene material to a minor. Bail has been set at $71,000.
9. Mariane Kieffer – Accused Of Providing “Special Education” To A 14-Year-Old Student In Her Son’s Bedroom
Plano, Texas (The Weekly Vice) – Mariane Kieffer, a 39-year-old special education teacher at Carpenter Middle School in Plano, Texas has been arrested on charges of having an ongoing sex affair with a 14-year-old student.
According to Plano police, Kieffer got a 14-year-old male student drunk and had sex with him several times at her home.
Investigators say the boy told them he began going to Kieffer’s house in February 2008. About a month later, Kieffer allegedly got him drunk on Crown Royal and then asked him to have sex with her in her son’s bedroom.
The boy also reportedly told investigators Kieffer occasionally drove him to her house after school and had sex with him on 5 to 10 occasions.
She turned herself into authorities on Friday.
Kieffer was booked into the Collin County Detention Center on charges of having an improper relationship between an educator and student and sexual assault of a child. Bond was set at $50,000.
10. Rebecca Nichols Proves It’s Not Just Teachers Who Have Sex With Students – But Their Spouses As Well
Moulton, Alabama (The Weekly Vice) – Rebecca Nichols, 37, a former clerical aid at East Lawrence High School and the estranged wife of the school principal was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly plied a student with drugs and alcohol before having sex with him.
According to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Nichols had an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student that allegedly became sexual between March and June of this year.
Investigators say the relationship began last year after Nichols lost her job as a clerical aide amid a separation and pending divorce from her husband – the school principal. The relationship reportedly came to light when the student told his sister about the affair, and later told his mother, who called police.
Detectives who interviewed the boy say he provided a statement confirming Nichols initiated sexual contact by kissing him at her home on March 7. She then allegedly told him to meet her in a bedroom after other children in the home were asleep. When he did, the two reportedly had sex.
After the March 7 incident, the two reportedly had sex “several” more times until sometime in the middle of June, according to a victims statement provided by the boy.
Nichols was booked into jail on a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was released after posting a $500 bond.
Authorities have not filed sex charges in the case because the age of consent in Alabama is 16 and the student told deputies the relationship was consensual.
11. Leslie Nichols Was Training A Sex Partner – Jailed After Teaching 9-Year-Old Child How To Use Vibrator On Her, Perform Oral Sex
Jacksonville, NC (The Weekly Vice) – Leslie Denise Nichols, a 39-year-old Camp Lejuene family readiness officer was arrested last week on accusations she forced a preteen to engage in sex acts.
According to Jacksonville Police, Nichols instructed a 9-year-old child to penetrate her with an “electronic stimulus device.” She then allegedly told the preteen to practice giving her oral sex.
Officers pointed out that Nichols was employed as a civilian family support counselor – not a U.S. Marine. She was terminated on Aug. 4th.
Nichols was booked into the Onslow County Jail on five counts of felony child abuse, five counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of first-degree sex offense. Her bond was set at $300,000 with a next appearance set for Aug. 20
12. Jessica Defoor Goes Back For Seconds – Alabama Teacher Arrested Second Time For Having Sex With Student
Decatur, Alabama (The Weekly Vice) – Jessica Defoor, a 35-year-old teacher at Danville-Neel Elementary School in Alabama has been indicted on charges of having sex with a female student.
According to Decatur Police, Defoor had inappropriate sexual contact with the student in February 2006, when the student was 14.
Investigators say the contact occurred in 2006, but was not discovered until over a year later.
Defoor was arrested the first time on July 22nd, 2008, after which she was released on $500 bond and placed on administrative leave with pay from her teaching job.
Monday’s re-arrest comes after she was officially indicted on the sex-abuse allegations by a Morgan County Grand Jury.
Investigators say the alleged abuse occurred at Defoor’s home. The victim reportedly told police Defoor gave her alcohol, exposed her breasts and then touched her inappropriately through her bra and in other places. She also told investigators a male of an undisclosed age was also involved in the incident.
Defoor was booked into the Morgan County Jail on charges of second-degree sexual abuse and enticing a child for immoral purposes. She was released again after posting a $15,000 bond.
Cori Rivelli Had A Different Kind Of Therapy In Mind – Youth Therapist Charged With Having Sex With 14 Year Old Boy In Her Care
Lake Villa, Illinois (The Weekly Vice) – Cori Rivelli, a 26-year-old therapist at Kids Hope United in Lake Villa, Illinois was arrested Thursday on charges of having sex with a 14-year old boy she was employed to council.
According to police, Rivelli – who is a councilor employed by the special needs organization, Kids Hope United, repeatedly had sex with a teen boy who was under her care.
Investigators say Rivelli had sex with the boy on several occasions over the summer at her Libertyville apartment after she picked him up from the facility to visit his parents.
The alleged sexual activity came to light after staff workers overheard both the victim and Rivelli talking to others about the the sexual encounters. Rivelli also reportedly told a co-worker about the alleged relationship.
The employees contacted the Department Of Children And Family Services and police, while placing Rivelli on administrative leave.
Rivelli was booked into the Lake County Jail on a charge of criminal sexual assault in lieu of a $200,000 bond. She is scheduled to make a first appearance on Tuesday.