Alyssia Marie Reddy
28-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was a teacher at a boarding school in Mercer County in New Jersey. She’s accused of allegedly using Snapchat to communicate with a 16-year-old student before having sex (child rape) with him.
In December 2016, Reddy gave the student her cell phone number and then added him on Snapchat, according to the police records. The student said in February 2017 he received messages from Reddy saying, “I want your hands on me.”
While the age of consent in New Jersey is 16, the law states it is illegal for a person who has authority over the victim, such as a teacher, to have sex with them. So there you go.
Again to parents, check your kid’s Snapchat account and make sure your child can reasonably explain who is on their friends list. No teacher needs to be contacting a student in a way that circumvents the parents unless that child is in physical danger from one of his guardians.
Allyson Brittany Moran
Speak of the devil. 26-year-old Allyson Brittany Moran was a substitute teacher at a high school in Mason, Michigan. She’s accused of having a ‘sexual relationship’ with a male student after sending the student nude pics of herself on Snapchat.
Conversely to what I asked in my last post, why do these teachers want to be with teenage boys? For the most part, they’re gawky and awkward and they almost always brag to a friend, or the whole school. Not to mention it’s technically a form of rape that could negatively affect these kids mentally and socially for the rest of their lives.
And all the bros who say “I wish I had a teacher like that when I was in school” need to grow the fuck up.
You know, it’s gotten to the point every time I see a story about a teacher sending out nude pics on Snapchat, I almost automatically assume it’s a female teacher ‘seducing’ a younger male student. Imagine my surprise when I clicked on the link to the news article to find this…
Gregory Smith is a substitute teacher who worked at the Scioto County, Ohio, schools. He’s accused of allegedly sending a nude Snapchat of himself to a female student and trying to get the girl to come to his home for sex.
What 67-year-old man thinks that a teenage girl is going to want to have sex with them? Unless you’re filthy rich or Taylor Swift’s grandfather, they’re not.
Also, my usual advice to parents applies here as well. Check your kids’ devices to know what apps they’re using and who their friends are on these apps. Be their parent, not their buddy. In this digital age there comes a time when you have to stop being the ‘cool’ parent and be a real parent.
29-year-old David Andrew Borghesani of Northampton, Pennsylvania, was a teacher at a nearby high school. He resigned from his position back in February after it came to light that he allegedly sent pictures of his junk to three separate students over Snapchat. He also allegedly exchanged explicit pictures with one of the students so you can add child porn charges to that as well.
If someone were to ask me what was the most popular social app among teens, I would have to say Snapchat since it’s the one creepy teachers use most to prey on students.
UPDATE 10/10/2017: Borghesani pleaded guilty to sending explicit Snapchat messages to students.
UPDATE 12/1/2017: Borghesani has been sentenced to 3 to 23 months in jail. Not nearly enough.
Michael Loren Ross
43-year-old Michael Loren Ross was an elementary teacher in Davenport, Iowa. That was before he was arrested for allegedly trading child porn on mobile messaging app Kik. He’s not believed to have had sexual contact with any of his students. He did reportedly say that he only had the child porn for personal viewing only. In case there was any question in your mind, that doesn’t make it any better. Nothing ever makes viewing child porn excusable.
Ross is out on bond and has pleaded not guilty.
I know I talk about “To Catch A Predator” a lot. I became fascinated with the show just to hear the excuses the alleged predators would use after Chris Hansen would ask them to take a seat. The excuses used were usually something lame like “We were just going to hang out”, or absurd like “I came here to teach this little lady about the dangers of the internet.” So when I see one of these implausible excuses in print, they usually find their way to one of my websites.
This time the subject is 39-year-old Jeremy McClusky of Monroe City, Missouri. McClusky was arrested recently for allegedly exchanging sexual messages with a 14-year-old female student on the mobile messaging app Kik. I know, I’m as surprised as you are it wasn’t Snapchat, but I digress. The girl’s father found the messages between McClusky and the girl and contacted police. According to reports the discussions included such subjects as the girl “losing her virginity and her performing a sex act on McClusky.”
Before we get to the excuse, we have some victim blaming to add to the story. McClusky allegedly claimed the girl came on to him. In no way does that excuse anything. You are a middle-aged man in a position of authority over this girl. If you’re not immediately turning her down and informing her parents and probably the school board, you’re not worth your teaching diploma. Instead, McClusky claims he was counseling the student over self harm and was using the sexual messages “to help maintain her trust towards him.” And there it is, the ludicrous excuse that is supposed to justify deviant behavior. That’s also the technical definition of sexually grooming a child, so there you go.
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.
We just can’t go that long without a Snapchat teacher story can we?
This time the perpetrator is said to be 27-year-old Tracy Miller, who is a teacher at a high school in Logan County, West Virginia. She is accused of allegedly sending explicit pictures of herself over Snapchat to at least five students. According to police, Miller can’t recall exactly how many of the pictures she sent to students.
Miller was charged with distribution of obscene matter to minors and was released after her husband posted her bond. I guess she’s got some ‘splainin to do. She’s also been suspended without pay by the school. The investigation is ongoing and police are looking for additional victims, and yes they are victims.
If this had been a male teacher who Snapchatted his junk to multiple female students, I would imagine the fine people of Logan County would have already gathered the pitchforks and torches. Women who prey on minor boys are just as dangerous as their male counterparts and as a society we need to get rid of this ‘I wish she could have been my teacher’ mentality.
Ok, maybe I am cherry picking a little since I made a new header just for Snapchatting teachers. Plus I have 500 emails in my inbox that are all potential stories, so the teacher Snapchat ones tend to stand out. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not an issue.
For example, we go to Elkins, West Virginia, where high school shop teacher Albert Robert Chewning, is accused of allegedly soliciting three different female students for sex. The 37-year-old teacher reportedly cornered a 17-year-old student in a shop closet and tried to kiss her. Chewning was also said to have told the girl she would need to remove her underwear and give it to him in order to take an exam. He was also said to have tried initiating a relationship with the girl over Snapchat using the screen name ‘bigdaddy331998’. That becomes important later.
In a second case, another 17-year-old student complained that Chewning grabbed her butt and Snapchatted a picture of his junk to the girl. There was also a third victim who allegedly had intercourse with Chewney while she was a student at the school, but is 19 now. That girl’s birthday is said to be 3/3/1998, the same number referred to in Chewning’s Snapchat username. Police investigation into Chewning’s Snapchat account showed some type of ‘relationship’ between Chewning and the third victim. While the age of consent in WV is 16, there is what’s called sexual abuse by a person in position of trust, this includes teachers.
If any good can be taken from these stories, it may be not only is Snapchat weeding out these teacher predators, it’s also providing police with tons of evidence. The bad thing is, Snapchat is still being used by these creeps to try to assault children. My recommendation to kids is, don’t let your teachers know your Snapchat handle. If they find out, block them and notify a trusted adult. There are more official and legitimate channels a teacher can use if they really need to get ahold of you for educational purposes only.
If it wasn’t for Kik, I could rename this site ‘Teachers and Snapchat’, but I digress.
30-year-old Brock Smith, of Naples, Florida is accused of allegedly using photo sharing apps Snapchat and Instagram in an attempt to lure teenage girls for sex. Smith is a teacher at a local high school. Before you ask, no, it was not with one of his students. In a 2016 incident, Smith allegedly messaged a 17-year-old girl over Snapchat saying he would visit her where she worked. If that wasn’t creepy enough, Smith ‘had sex’ with the girl in the workplace’s bathroom. He then stopped communicating with the girl.
In a more recent event, Smith is accused of messaging a 16-year-old on Instagram and asking her to add him on Snapchat. The conversation soon turned sexual and Smith allegedly sent the girl explicit pictures of himself. He is also said to have messaged the girl saying he was “free in the mornings to meet for sex” and mentioned the girl could come over when his wife was away. What a class act.
For those of you wondering, and I know some of you are out there, the age of consent in Florida is 18 and the poorly named Romeo and Juliet clause doesn’t apply to a 13 year difference in age.
Again I have to ask, what is it with teachers and Snapchat? As I’ve said before, I’m not cherry picking Snapchat stories that have teachers in them. It seems like I see more Snapchat stories with teachers in them than other types of predators.
Naples Daily News