New York: Incidents of female teachers
having sex with teenage students seem to be on the rise in the
US, with the latest being that of a 27-year-old woman who has
been arrested for allegedly making love with a 16-year-old
pupil in her car.
Ashley Blumenshine was held behind a department store
in Plainfield, Illinois, after police caught her in a car with
the teenage student; cops believe they had sex shortly before
the officers arrived, the `Daily Mail` online reported.
The dance and physical education teacher at Plainfield
North High School is being held in custody charged with having
sex with the student, a junior at the school. Her attorney has
said that the unmarried teacher is innocent.
Will County State Attorney`s Assistant Mary Fillipitch
has said that both occupants admitted they had just engaged in
consensual sexual intercourse. A condom was taken as evidence
from the vehicle, the report said.
Blumenshine`s just the latest scandal.
Jennifer Riojas, 27, a teacher in Texas, was pregnant
when arrested for sexual assault in November after allegedly
having sex with a student, 16, in motels. Similarly, social
studies teacher Megan Baumann, 27, pleaded guilty to texting
naked photos to three male students in Tennessee.
Another 40-year-old dance teacher Gina Watring of
North Carlonia is serving a five-year jail term after pleading
guilty in September to having sex with a 10-year-old student.
31-year-old Carlie Rose Attebury, a teacher in California, was
convicted in November for having sex with a student under 16.
Marcie Rousseau, who was 33 and married when charged,
is being tried for allegedly having sex with a student on five
occasions. The 17-year-old testified that Rousseau told him
she loved him, too, when he was 16.