Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Texas Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Teen, Drugs

Kathanna Culp, 28-year-old former teacher at Northbrook High School, Houston, Texas, has been accused of having sex with a student and hosting pot parties for teens.Culp, former teacher with a law degree with the Spring Branch ISD, had her employment with the district was terminated in December 2012, and was arrested last week, March 20. She is charged with improper relationship with a student. According to a Spring Branch ISD police officer’s affidavit, Culp notified her principal of the relationship last December, claiming that “she no longer wished to pursue” it and that the student threatened to go public with the relationship.
According to court documents, in March 2012, female teacher began having a sexual relationship with a student who then graduated during May 2012. Culp and the boy reportedly continued the relationship until November 2012. When interviewed by the investigators, the boy told that Culp hosted parties for underage teens, providing them with liquor, beer and marijuana, once including children as young as age 10. He added that Culp had sent him provocative photos of herself via cell phone. The student claimed to have lived on and off with Culp between April and November 2012.
Texas curently seems to lead the way in these types of cases. There have been 26 teacher student sex scandal cases since the beginning of the year. While in most of the cases the (alleged) perpetrator has been male, in many of those cases there have been female teachers or school workers accused of sex with teens. Earlier this month Maria Calvillo, 38-year-old nurse’s aide at Taylor High School, Houston, Texas, was accused of having sex with a student in storage room. In another case this monht, Amanda Michelle Feenstra, 30-year-old dance teacher formerly at Humble High School, Houston, Texas, was accused of engaging in an extended-term sexual relationship with a female student.
In the notorious case of Shanice Adel Lambert, the 38-year-old former teacher’s aide at Childress Independent School District, Childress, Texas, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. And last month LaShawn Simmons, 41-year-old math teacher at Beverly Hills Intermediate School, Pasadena, Texas, was accused of engaging in alleged sexual relations with, not just one but at least four high school students.
In February Judy Lynn Langford, alias Judy Lynn Harroff, 35-year-old substitute teacher at Harmony ISD, Upshur County, Texas, pleaded guilty to the charge of Improper Relationship between an Educator and a Student. She had been indictedon charges of sexual assault of a child and online solicitation of a minor, involving at least too teen males. Also in February this year, Jennifer Marie O’Neill, 37-year-old teacher at Goddard Junior High School, Midland, Texas, was arrested and charged with improper relationship between educator and student.
Little bit earlier, Julie Ann Moore, 35-year-old former third-grade teacher at Sanborn Elementary School in Amarillo, Texas, who had been accused of engaging in sex with a 15-year-old boy, pleaded guilty to two child sex charges and was sentenced to serve 10 years’ deferred probation.
In January, Kami Dawn Mauldin,41-year-old former science teacher at Vernon High School, Wilbarger County, Texas, pleaded guilty and avoided trial and a potential sentence of 2-20 years in prison for sex crimes she committed against a 15-year-old boy – she was sentenced to 10 years of probation for having an improper relationship with a student. Same week Tonya Flink, 39-year-old computer technology teacher at Haltom High School,Fort Worth, Texas, was accused of sexual relationships with, again not just one but at least four of her students.

Another Texas Female teacher Accused of Sex with Student

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