Tuesday, May 10, 2016

'Epidemic' of teachers accused of having sex with students

(WXIA) – Two more metro Atlanta teachers have been accused of having sex with students.  So far, only one of the teachers has been arrested. The second arrest could come later, as investigators continue to conduct interviews and analyze possible evidence.

The teacher arrested Monday is at least the 12th teacher in Georgia arrested this school year accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Four of the suspects were Gwinnett County teachers.  Gwinnett is the state’s largest school district. The 12 teachers arrested are from both urban and rural school districts.

John Seryak, a retired educator who is now with the organization SESAMEnet.org -- Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct and Exploitation, says schools and police do not release official statistics, but his group's research, nationwide, compiled a list of 459 teachers arrested in the U.S. for sexual misconduct with students in calendar year 2014, and 496 more arrested last year.


At least 12 Georgia teachers have been arrested this school year, and charged
with having some sort of sexual relationship with a student.

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