Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Two Teachers from Same High School Accused of Sex with Students

Donna Newton-McNally, 41, Melanie Akerberg, 33, both teachers at Sachem High School North in Long Island, New York, have pulled from classroom for inappropriate contact with with two students, football player and wrestler.

The girlfriend of one of the high school students found a text from a teacher on his phone. The girlfriend then alerted the school’s principal. The female teachers, who are both married, are being investigated by district officials for alleged misconduct. So far it is not clear if they were accused of physical contact or inappropriate correspondence.

At least a husband of one of the accused women reacted angrily to the revelations, with one confronting one of the teen boys. Suffolk County Police said they have not been contacted about the situation. Both of the seniors are over the age of consent.

Illicit campus relations have become commonplace in recent years, with a marked increase in female teachers targeting male students. There has been even a serie of ebooks published yearly, titled Naughty Teachers Yearbook. The book include cases of female teachers found guilty of sex with their students or other minors.

This is not first time two female teachers from the same school are accused of inappropriate actions with students. Two female Jay High School teachers, April Watson and Ashley Burkett, were arrested August 2009 on charges that they had sex in their homes with teenage boys in 2007. Two victims alleged that they were involved in sexual activity with Watson at her residence and the residence of Burkett between the months of July and October 2007. One other victim alleged that he was involved in sexual activity with Burkett at her residence and the residence of Watson between the months of July and October 2007. Both of the suspects were questioned by investigators and they both admitted to the unlawful sexual activity. In January 2010 April Burford Watson entered plea of no contest to three counts of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors and was facing a minimum sentence of 33 months in prison. In her sentencing April 14th 2010 April Watson was sentenced today to 15 months in prison.  Ashley Burkett received an identical sentence.

In sex scandal case in Utah back in 2009, Two Bountiful Junior High School teachers were accused of sexually assaulting the same 13-year-old student, after their separate relationships with him spiraled from personal conversations to the exchange of sexual text messages and phone sex. Linda Nef (age 46 at the time), former teacher at the Bountiful Junior High School  was arrested in 2009 for having sex with one of her students. Another female teacher at the same school, Valynn Bowers, (age 39 at the time), was arrested for having sex with same student. Allegedly Nef had sexual relationship with 13-year-old boy for some time, but the teacher and student stopped having sex before December 2008. The boy then started sexual relationship with Bowers in December and at some point told Bowers that he had had sex witj Nef too. Bowers confronted Nef, who then went to police and confessed.

Two Sachem High School North Teachers Accused of Inappropriate Contact With Students

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