Tacoma teacher Meredith Powell, 24 charged for classroom sex with male students

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February 8, 2014

Below appears to be the clearest account of the charges. She doesn’t seem to be disputing them. Her defense looks to be, I was drunk, or something. From reading the details, several students seem to be pulling for her, so to speak!

Meredith Powell

Charging documents give this account, based on detectives’ interviews with Powell and the students:

Powell got drunk one night in January and received a text message from a former student saying he was “turned on thinking about her.” She responded that “he was hot, too.” They exchanged other texts and at some point she sent him her home address; he told her he had a girlfriend.

Documents don’t indicate any physical sexual contact between Powell and that boy.

After the boy’s girlfriend grew suspicious about why he was going to Powell’s classroom every day, the boy told her about Powell. The teacher wrote the girlfriend an apology letter on Monday of this week.

The same night she was drunk, Powell allegedly exchanged inappropriate text messages with the two other boys. She later met with the second boy in her classroom, where they kissed and fondled each other, according to the charging papers.

The third boy, who was one of Powell’s students at the time, told police they also kissed and fondled each other in Powell’s classroom and that she performed oral sex on him. He said she also sent him pictures of her naked in a bathtub.

In her statement to detectives, Powell acknowledged performing oral sex on the boy and said she believes she sent him photographs showing her in the bathtub and in bed in a dark room. She also acknowledged fondling behavior with the second boy, and said her actions with both boys were wrong.

When asked by detectives what she would say to the parents of the boys, Powell allegedly said she would apologize.

The original local report : Lincoln High teacher charged with rape of students. Mail Online has more, including additional pictures of Powell, all much safer for work, than she appeared to be in January! Go figure. There has to be some psychological stuff going on. She could have just gone to a bar and found some age appropriate men if all she wanted was some casual sex.

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Comments:
  1. Ragspierre says:

    I think there is some sick dominance thing at work here, coupled with the risk involved.

    • John says:

      Not sure about dominance here unless referring to the common theme running through universities about the alpha male thing. The Frats, Administration the denigration of and lack of respect for females. When the Schools blow off complaints by hetrosexual females but idolize homo stuff, something is wrong. Young, attractive professional females have been so badly treated by the male species that they seem to seek acceptance in younger males. Sad because she will likely never teach again.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Huh?

        A lot of these “teachers” are married, and have children.

        They are are predators, seems to me.

  2. EBL says:

    We thought Mary Kay was an aberration, but she was just the first in a huge trend. And I doubt this was very wide spread before (female teachers having sex with underaged students)–it is something new.

  3. EBL says:

    Given the risks involved, what exactly drives this sort of behavior?

  4. Stan Marsh says:

    Nice…

  5. Randy Marsh says:

    Nice…

  6. Ragspierre says:

    I DUNNO. DOES ARNE DUNCAN NEED TO TAKE ON THE EPIDEMIC OF SEX ABUSE BY PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS? Leslie Marshall: Pope Francis Needs To Address The Catholic Child Abuse Scandal.

    Related: Kids 100 times more likely to be sexually assaulted in public schools than by priests.

    Also: Teen Who Had Sex With Teacher Sues Her. “A teenage college student who had a passionate affair with a Southern California high school teacher and is now the father of her child has filed a lawsuit against the teacher and the local school district. . . . Whitehurst, 29, was charged with 41 felony counts of sexual intercourse and oral copulation. Three male high school students were involved (at different times). She pleaded guilty and served half of a one-year sentence. She was released from prison last month.”
    —InstaPundit

    Well.

    As I’ve long said; having a kid in most government monopoly public schools is a from of abuse.