Teacher Charged After Having Sex With Three Of Her Pupils
An American college teacher has been charged with having sex with a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds, plus one count of indecent liberties with a minor.
Erin McAuliffe, of Rocky Mount Prepatory, was arrested on suspicion of carrying on sexual relationships with three male students. Police were called after allegations were made of misconduct against the teacher.
Detectives with the Rocky Mount Police Department conducted interviews with students and staff at the school, which has 1,300 students from kindergarten to 12th grade (17-18-year-olds), before obtaining a warrant for the 25-year-old's arrest.
She was held in Carteret County Jail on $20,000 bail with the first court appearance scheduled for two days' time, June 12.
The police say that all the sexual encounters took place off campus, including the offence involving the minor. She was fired on May 4, a day before the police were tipped off about the latter offence.
According to her LinkedIn profile, McAuliffe studied at Methodist University in 2014, with a BA in Maths.
She joined the school in August 2016, living in Rocky Mount, and is seemingly single.
According to robertslawteam.com, sex with a minor under North Carolina Law can carry a sentence of 51-64 months in prison, and with this being her first reported offence, it's likely it would not go beyond that.
On this side of the Atlantic Ocean, a teacher was recently suspended after she posted a 'seductive' selfie on Facebook.
Lydia Ferguson, of Ousedale School in Newport Pagnell, near Milton Keynes, was pulled into an office regarding her social media conduct, according to pupils who overheard (and allegedly recorded) the eight-minute row.
After the argument, Miss Ferguson, a mum-of-three, was escorted off the premises but was reported to have not believed she had done anything wrong.
The selfie in question. Credit: Facebook
Pupils have no started a petition to get the teacher, and part of the pastoral care team, back. They believe that the school is being too 'prudish' - so far it's obtained over 250 signatures, with some parents also getting involved.
The headteacher, Sue Carbert, said: "If we have any concerns about a staff member, this would not be discussed with students. We are aware of rumours but conclusions are being drawn which has no factual basis."
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