A married teacher at Miamisburg Middle School in Miami Township, Ohio, has been charged with having sexual relations with a 14-year-old student while on school property.
According to court documents filed by the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, Jessica Langford, 32, allegedly performed oral sex, received oral sex, and had sexual intercourse with the student.
While appearing in court on November 21, Langford pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and three counts of sexual battery.
Cleveland.com reports the alleged sexual misconduct between the 34-year-old and her student occurred on May 23.
The incident was reported to school administrators when the student told another teacher about his experience. Langford resigned from her position on May 24.
“We did our own little, quick investigation at that point,” Dr. David Vail, the Miamisburg Superintendent, told Fox News. “Because of that fact we were mandated to report it to the Ohio Department of Education.”
Langford, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, was indicted and released on her own recognizance in November.
Langford wasn’t the only Ohio teacher arrested for alleged sexual misconduct in November.
The International Business Times reports that Madeline J. Marx, 23, was charged with two counts of sexual battery for having sexual relations with two students.
Marx, who was a substitute teacher at Fairmont High School in Kettering, was accused of performing oral sex on a 17-year-old student and having sex with a 16-year-old student multiple times between June 1 and Sept. 21.
Marx has admitted to sending one of the students lewd texts and photos via Snapchat.
Although she was arrested and held in Montgomery County jail, Marx was released on her own recognizance.
“We became aware (the teacher was) possibly involved with inappropriate activities with a juvenile,” Scott Inskeep, the Kettering Superintendent, said according to the IBTimes. “When we become aware of them, then we will remove those people and not have them around our students.”
“Teachers are entrusted with the responsibility of educating children who are becoming young adults,” said Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. “This defendant took advantage of her position and developing a sexual relationship with minor students.”
“I am passionate about children and their education,” Marx wrote on her job application. “I am a hard-worker, who focuses on individual student’s strengths and needs. I have worked with special needs children since high school.”
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