27-year-old Amelia Tat was a middle school teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia. Last June, she was arrested for having sex with a 14-year-old male student after communicating with the student on Instagram, and of course Snapchat. The ‘relationship’ (child rape) went on for 8 months before the boy’s mother discovered text messages between Tat and the student.
For those of you who say things like “I wish I had a teacher like that when I was 14”, the boy has been diagnosed with PTSD. So, I hope you’re also hoping for a lifetime of mental health problems to go along with your statutory rape fantasy.
Surprisingly, Tat was sentenced to ten years in prison. Not surprisingly she had eight years suspended. So she’ll only have to spend two years in prison and I have no doubt she’ll be released early since she’s a new mother. Thankfully, not with her victim.
I swear I’m not cherry picking these stories. If I get a Snapchat story about someone who’s not a teacher I promise I’ll post it. Until then…
46-year-old Joseph John Scalise Jr. of Harlem, Georgia, was arrested for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old girl for explicit pics on Snapchat. Scalise is a middle school teacher, but I have not read if the victim is a student of the school or not. Sclaise has been suspended by the school board pending the outcome of the investigation and trial.
In my last post, I asked why are there an inordinate amount of teachers preying on students and children through Snapchat. My editor and proofreader, Lady Gray, supposes predators like this purposely try to obtain positions where they can work closely with children. I can’t say that’s not a valid hypothesis.
Hey look, a teacher having sex with students. Hey look, Snapchat was involved. What are the odds?
Anyway, 38-year-old Heather Lee Robertson, of Lufkin, Texas, is a kindergarten teacher accused of allegedly having sex with students. Not the kindergarten students, but high school students from the same school district. Police say one of the boys was sexting (how I loathe that word) with Robertson through Snapchat. That student is said to have brought a friend and they all had a threesome. Two other students said that Robertson would pick them up from their home and take them back to her place, and not for extra credit. Robertson claims she ‘recently’ started drinking heavily and can’t recall many of the details.
While the cretins among us are part of the ‘I wish I had a teacher like that’ crowd, this is nothing to laugh about. These kids could go on to have very warped ideas when it comes to relationships with women, seeing them more as conquests or things to be objectified rather than treating them like equals.
40-year-old Aaron Karl Esplin, of Hurricane, Utah, is, or was, a high school teacher. He’s accused of allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student of his. Considering this is a teacher we’re talking about, you know that Snapchat is involved. Esplin is believed to have requested nude pictures of the girl through the picture sharing app.
The age of consent for women is 16-years-old, however, the law also states that anyone under 18 can not consent to a relationship with anyone who is ten years or more older. That’s all moot though since Esplin was said to be in possession of explicit pictures of the girl, which is legally considered child porn.
This shows that social media can be used by sketchy teachers like this to circumvent parents and have direct access to your children. I may be an old man yelling at a cloud, but I think it’s inappropriate for teachers to have any kind of communication with students that’s not through their parents or properly authorized school channels.
27-year-old Sandy Doan of Dallas, Texas, has allegedly fallen into the same pitfalls of too many teachers these days. She started communicating with one of her middle school students over Instagram and Kik (no Snapchat?) before starting a sexual relationship with the student. Normally I would be throwing sarcastic quotes around about ‘having sex’ and ‘relationship’, but it’s hard to call the kid a victim in this instance.
“Anit [expletive] watch ima start getting the pics and everything ready … to show the cops right I anit playing,” the messages read, according to police.
Doan, also known as Thao Doan, wasn’t arrested until the kid’s mother found out that her son was receiving large amounts of money from Doan. The kid’s mother also said that he has a lengthy juvenile criminal record. However, police sources say that the then 14-year-old blackmailer will probably not face any charges. Why in the blue hell not?
While Sandy Doan is allegedly ultimately responsible for landing herself in the situation in the first place, the extortion of $28,000 is not something that should just be chalked up to boys being boys. To not charge him shows other kids in his community that crime does pay.
The Snapchat exchanges allegedly led to games of beer pong, sex on park benches and eventually to sex in her fiancée’s apartment in McKinney, Texas.
Ferguson only had her job at the school district a few months before resigning amid her arrest. She was also able to post the $100,000 bond she was being held for, on a teacher’s salary no less.
Another teacher, another case of Snapchat leading to sexual charges against children and it seems the female teachers are disproportionately assaulting their students more frequently than their male counterparts. Which brings us to the old argument of the troglodytes who say ‘I wish I had teachers like this when I was their age’ before high-fiving the same guys they hung out with in high school at the BW3 in the same town that they’ve never left.
A female teacher having sex (child rape) with a male student is just as damaging as it is if the gender roles were reversed. Let this be another reason for parents to not only be more aware of what their kids are doing on social media but to also keep their devices in your possession at night. It’s not just your daughters that you have to worry about it when it comes to inappropriate advances from teachers.
Some of the messages were creepy AF as the kids say…
London told the victim she had feelings for her starting when the victim was in 7th grade, but “fell in love with” her while she was in 8th grade.
Throughout their conversations on KIK, London referred to the victim as a daughter and said, “I love you, baby girl.”
London said her husband was very jealous of the relationship she had with the victim, because he at first thought she was talking to another man.
“I told him to [explicit] off,” said London in a message to the victim. “You’re my daughter and if I want to talk to you I can.”
The victim’s mother had previously caught London messaging her daughter but thought it had stopped. When it comes to predators like this, you can’t assume anything. Kik is a haven for sex offenders and pedophiles so you should check your children’s phone or tablet usage regularly. Let them know that you trust them, but you don’t trust the offenders they could be talking to.
I have a backlog of stories that need posting so some of posts in the near future will be done in what I like to call ‘lightning round’ style. This will be one of them.
29-year-old high school teacher June Kendall, is accused of having sex with two 17-year-old male students from the school. The subject was allegedly broached over the photo sharing app Snapchat, which was said to have included Kendall sharing explicit photos of herself. She reportedly had sex with the two students, albeit separately, at the school during school hours.
In what is now becoming a running gag here on TTRR another Florida teacher has been arrested for allegedly sending naked Snapchats to a student. This time it’s 29-year-old Daniel Morgan of Jupiter, Florida. Morgan was a teacher at a Port St. Lucie County high school before resigning from his position briefly before his arrest. He is said to have allegedly sent a naked Snapchat to a 17-year-old female student of the school. He is said to have blamed taking the pictures on him being drunk at the time and that he doesn’t remember sending it. His lawyer says that this is a more complicated case than what’s supposedly on the surface. Right, good luck with that.
Anyway I have to ask what is the obsession with teachers and Snapchatting their students? The only thing I can think of is that like a lot of adults they’re not actually aware that not only are the deleted pictures from Snapchat recoverable but users can take a screengrab of the picture they receive. I call that the ‘Blinking VCR’ effect. Kids, ask your parents what a VCR is. Parents, ask your kids how Snapchat works.