Meredith Claire Powell faces child rape charges over sex with teenage students

By Lena Sullivan 02/11/2014 09:33:00

Meredith Claire Powell faces child rape charges over sex with teenage students

A COMMUNITY is in shock after learning of the alleged debaucherous antics of a high school teacher after she was arrested on charges of child rape.

Meredith Claire Powell is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse or sexual contact with three male students at Lincoln High School in Washington, US.

 

Meredith Powell is facing rape charges. Picture: KIRO TV

Meredith Powell is facing rape charges. Picture: KIRO TV Source: Supplied

 

A Google Image view of Lincoln High School.

A Google Image view of Lincoln High School. Source: Supplied

The maths teacher, 24, allegedly performed oral sex on a 15-year-old student and engaged in sexual contact with a 16-year-old while the rest of the school was attending an assembly, The Huffington Post reports.

After receiving a text from another male student describing how he was “turned on thinking about her”, a drunk Powell responded that “he was hot, too”. She then sent him a nude selfie in a bathtub.

 

Powell allegedly engaged in sexual acts in her Lincoln High Classroom. Pic: KIRO TV

Powell allegedly engaged in sexual acts in her Lincoln High Classroom. Pic: KIRO TV Source: Supplied

Powell’s antics unravelled after she apologised to one of the boys’ girlfriends for exchanging “promiscuous” and “unprofessional” texts.

Pierce County Superior Court documents reveal the incidents took place last month. The boys were aged between 15 and 17. She was arrested last Thursday and placed on unpaid leave.

At her arraignment, she was released without bail.

Her lawyer, Wayne Fricke, described her as “frightened, very young and confused”, according to The News Tribune .

Powell has no previous criminal convictions. Her trial is set for April 24.

By Lena Sullivan 02/11/2014 09:33:00