It’s become an all-too common phenomenon: Female teachers in the United States being accused of sex crimes with students under their care. The cases have occurred in all areas of the country. In some cases, they involve principals, coaches, and a choir director. What they share in common? Attractive young female teachers being accused of committing crimes with students.
To be sure, the cases also occur with male teachers and such notorious cases have provoked scandal for years (remember Mary Kay Letourneau? She co-hosted a Hot for Teacher Night in 2009 with the man she married. They started dating when he was a 12-year-old boy).
However, here is a roundup, with photos, of some of the female teachers accused of sex crimes with students in recent years in the U.S. How big are the numbers of female teachers being accused of having sex with students? According to the Center for Sex Offender Management, which is part of the U.S. Department of Justice, “females account for around 10 percent of all sex crimes reported to authorities,” Fox News reported. “However, a much higher percentage – over 30 percent – of all teacher-student sexual offenses are estimated to have been perpetrated by females. In the latest available statistics, in 2014, just under 800 school employees were prosecuted for student sex crimes – around one-third female.” In some cases, the female teachers adamantly denied the accusations.
Here’s what you need to know:
Elizabeth Flint, a volunteer intern at an Illinois high school where she was once a varsity cheerleader, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
Flint was a former Ms. EIU Fitness 2017, according to The Daily Eastern News. EIU stands for Eastern Illinois University. She filled social media with photos of herself as a fitness model. Flint, 21, is charged with criminal sexual assault for the alleged incident with a Glenbard East High School student, according to the Daily Herald.
Brittany Zamora, a sixth-grade teacher in Goodyear, Arizona, was accused of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old boy, including oral sex in a classroom and car. The boy’s parents figured out what was allegedly going on through a cell phone app.
According to AZ Central, Zamora is accused of having sex with the male student three times and performing oral sex “on him in the classroom and in her car.”
Staff photoBrittany Zamora.
“The two also exchanged sexually explicit text messages that included Zamora,” the newspaper reported, adding that she is also accused of sending the boy nude photos.
Facebook/Dawn DiimmlerDawn Diimmler.
Dawn Diimmler, an assistant principal in the Lexington School District Two, was fired after the district launched an investigation into allegations that she “might be involved in an unprofessional relationship with a student.”
The accusation against Diimmler, 43, involved Airport High School in West Columbia, South Carolina. Diimmler was accused of “having sexual intercourse at the school with a 19-year-old Airport student over whom she had direct supervision,” according …read more