Friday, November 30, 2012

Michigan Teacher Accused of Sex With Student on Campus

Janet Brown, 32-year-old teacher from Evart Michigan, has been arraigned on three felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, stemming from her alleged sexual relationship with a teen boy.

Brown, married mother with 3 young children, worked for the Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District and taught at a school southeast of Reed City, but She was placed on leave earlier this month. The 16-year-old  boy involved is a student and the sexual relationship between teacher and student was discovered through mobile phone messages.

Superintendent for the MOISD said the investigation that uncovered the relationship began on Nov. 19 when the district became aware of what was originally believed to be "inappropriate communication" between Brown and the student. The educational component of the private residential Eagle Village Youth Detention Center is run through the MOISD, where Brown was assigned to the Ashmun School.The district hired Brown last year and that she had passed a background check.

Brown's lawyer James Talaske says she has lifelong ties to the area. A judge set bond at $50,000 and she was released. A preliminary hearing is Dec. 6.

According to the school’s website, Eagle Village provides help for troubled Michigan teens. Brown's alleged sexual contact with the student happened on the Eagle Village campus.

Michigan Teacher Accused of Sex with Male Student

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