25-year-old Christopher Mahla was a teacher and girls soccer coach in Roseville, Michigan. He’s since been removed from his position after being arrested for allegedly sending explicit pictures of himself to at least two female students on Snapchat. He is also accused of asking for explicit pictures of the students in return. The two female students police know of are the ones who turned him in.
While Mahla is getting what he deserves, if the charges are true, he’s being held on $200,000 bond. The last teacher I posted about who sent explicit pictures to students was held on only $20,000 bond. What’s the difference? The previous teacher is female. I realize there are differing laws in different jurisdictions, but there seems to be a large disparity in bond and sentences between male and female offenders. They both appear to be a danger to children, but we largely give female offenders a pass because we somehow think that teenage boys don’t require the same level of protection from female predators. A pervert paradox if you will.
Police believe there may be more victims.
Anyone else who may have been a victim or who knows of one should contact the Roseville Police Detective Bureau at (586) 447-4510.