Iowa Math Teacher Sentenced to 10 Years for Sexual Acts with Students  288

daughertySchool: Thomas Jefferson High School

County & State: Pottawattamie County, IA

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Jeffrey Daugherty

Age of Teacher: 29

Month/Year of Arrest: January 2015

Month/Year of Sentencing: November  2015

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Jeffrey Daugherty, 29, was arrested on January 8, 2015 on suspicion of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student at Thomas Jefferson High School, where Daugherty was a math teacher. He was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual abuse and sexual abuse by a counselor, therapist, or school employee. Court documents alleged that Daugherty had sexual contact with the student in a classroom and exchanged explicit messages via Twitter.  The incidents took place between October and December 2014. Once the initial charges were filed, a second student came forward and told investigators that she had sexual contact with Daugherty several times in April 2014, when she stayed after school to get help with math. Daugherty took a plea deal, and two of the 12 charges against him were dropped. Daugherty pleaded guilty to third degree sexual abuse, sexual exploitation by a school employee, sexual exploitation of a minor, and lascivious conduct with a minor.  The court heard statements from the mothers of both victims, both of whom asked Judge Jeff Larson to give Daugherty prison time. In November 2015, Daugherty was sentenced to 10 years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender for life. He will be eligible for parole in about 7 1/2 years.

Illinois Middle School Teacher Receives 50 Year Sentence for Molesting Students  26

VucicSchool: Gavin South Middle School

County & State: Lake County, IL

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Michael Vucic 

Age of Teacher: 43

Month/Year of Arrest: August 2014 

Month/Year of Sentencing: November, 2015

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Michael Vucic, a 42-year-old Lake Forest resident who taught at Gavin Middle School in Ingleside, IL, for 18 years, was the subject of an international manhunt after charges were filed alleging he had inappropriate sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13 multiple times in 2012. A second victim came forward in January 2015, alleging she had sex with Vucic when she was a 15-year-old student at Gavin South Middle School (District 37). Prosecutors said they had video of sexual acts between Vucic and his two victims, including inside the classroom where he taught. In September, Vucic pleaded guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault. He faced a maximum of 82 years in prison. At sentencing, Lake County Circuit Judge Daniel Shanes took issue with Vucic’s statement to the court that he engaged in “consensual” sexual relationships with the girls, which started when one victim was younger than 13. Vucic was sentenced to 50 years in prison. 

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Michigan Teacher Sentenced to 270 Days in County Jail for Sex with Student  281

smithSchool: Mount Clemens High School

County & State: Lapeer County, Michigan

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Rachael Lauren Smith

Age of Teacher: 24

Month/Year of Arrest: June 2015

Month/Year of Sentencing: October 2015

News Source: Macomb Daily


Rachael Lauren Smith, 24, formerly a teacher at Mount Clemens High School, was sentenced to serve 270 days in Lapeer County Jail after being convicted of one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 17-year-old student. Smith, of Imlay Township was arraigned in June in Lapeer County District Court on three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a student and furnishing alcohol to a minor. She was released on a $10,000 personal bond. Although the age of consent is 16 in Michigan, state law prohibits teachers from engaging in sex with students regardless of age. According to the Macomb Daily article, during plea negotiations, the prosecutor’s office dropped three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a student and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Had Smith been convicted on the third-degree CSC, she would have faced up to 15 years in prison. The fourth-degree criminal sexaul conduct is considered a high-court misdemeanor, but treated as a felony for law enforcement purposes. Smith had no prior criminal history.

Texas Math Teacher Gets 15 Years for Having Sex with Students  17

Timothy Flasik3School: Hurst Junior High School
County & State: Tarrant County, Texas
Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Timothy Flasik
Age of Teacher: 28
Month/Year of Arrest: Aug. 7, 2014
Month/Year of Sentencing: October 2015
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Timothy Flasik, 28, of Missouri City, was sentenced Oct. 9 in Criminal District Court No. 297 to 15 years each on three charges of sexual performance of a child, two charges of sexual assault of a child under 17 years old and one charge of delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana) to a minor. The sentences will be served concurrently.He previously pleaded guilty in July to six charges related to the case. He will have to serve at least half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. Flasik resigned from the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district at the end of the 2013-14 school year. Hemust register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to Tarrant County court records.

Texas High School Teacher Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Sex with Three Students  53

rachelbauerSchool: Frankston High School

County & State: Anderson County, Texas

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Rachel Bauer

Age of Teacher: 25

Month/Year of Arrest: June 2014

Month/Year of Sentencing: October 2015

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Rachel Bauer, a former agriculture teacher at Frankston High School, about 90 miles southeast of Dallas, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on October 8 after reaching a plea agreement. Under the terms, Bauer will also serve 10 years deferred adjudication probation on a second-degree felony charge of sexual assault following her prison term. If she fails to complete the terms of her probation, she stands to face up to 20 years in prison again and lifetime sex offender registration.Bauer reportedly sent pornography photos of herself and engaged in drinking and sex parties with three male students at her home.

Taunton Teacher Sentenced to 5-7 Years for Raping Student  39

patrickdoyleSchool: Taunton High School

County & State: Bristol County, Massachusetts

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Patrick Doyle

Age of Teacher: 36

Month/Year of Arrest: June 2012

Month/Year of Sentencing: September 2015

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Patrick Doyle, 36, a former eighth grade social studies teacher at Taunton High School, was sentenced to 5-7 years in prison for raping a student, the Boston Globe reported, followed by five years probation under GPS monitoring. Doyle was charged with having sex at his Seekonk residence with a 14-year-old female student, and performing a sexual act on another of his female students inside an empty classroom, and of “sexting” images of himself to at least two girls. When he is released from prison, Doyle must register as a sex offender, participate in sexual abuse perpetrator counseling, and refrain from employment or volunteer work that puts him in contact with minor children.

North Fond du Lac Teacher Sentenced to Four Years for Molesting Student  36

dominiccarmonaSchool: Horace Mann High School

County & State: Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Dominic C. Carmona

Age of Teacher: 45

Month/Year of Arrest: February 2015

Month/Year of Sentencing: August 2015

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FOND DU LAC, WISCONSIN – Dominic C. Carmona, 45, of Oshkosh, a special education teacher at Horace Mann High School, has been sentenced to prison for molesting a student. After pleading no contest, Carmona was found guilty by Judge Robert Wirtz of one count of sexual assault of a student by school staff and one count of child enticement. Judge Wirtz sentenced Carmona to four years in prison on August 28th. The victim was a special education student who Carmona first met during study hall on February 14, 2014. According The criminal investigation revealed the relationship took place between December 1, 2014, and January 31, 2015. The majority of the sexual activity took place in Carmona’s vehicle.

Utah Teacher Sentenced to At Least Eight Years for Sexual Relationship with Student  26

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 10.23.26 AMSchool: Provo High School

County & State: Utah County, Utah

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Donald Nelson Bills

Age of Teacher: 55

Month/Year of Arrest: January 2014

Month/Year of Sentencing: August 2015

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Donald Nelson Bills, a former teacher at Provo High School, was sentenced to at least eight years and up to life in prison for what a judge described as a “calculated” effort to groom and sexually abuse a teenage student. In July, Bills pleaded guilty to five felony charges including forcible sodomy, object rape, forcible sexual abuse, obstructing justice, and tampering with a witness. Bills gave a lengthy apology in court, asking for forgiveness from his victim, her family, his own wife and family, the judge and court staff, and prosecutors.

Indiana Math Teacher and Former ‘Teacher of the Year’ Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Sexual Relationship with Student  29

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 9.48.27 AMSchool: New Haven High School

County & State: Allen County, Indiana

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Troy Guenin

Age of Teacher: 32

Month/Year of Arrest: June 2015

Month/Year of Sentencing: August 2015

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Troy Guenin, 32, a former New Haven High School math teacher, was sentenced to four years in prison this week after pleading guilty in July to felony child seduction and felony dissemination of matter harmful to minors. Following his sentencing, he will be placed on probation for three years. Police began investigating in early May after the parents of a 16-year-old student discovered a large number of text messages between their daughter and Troy Guenin. During an interview, Guenin admitted to the relationship and having numerous sexual encounters, as well as sending graphic photos via text. It was also learned that Guenin had been reprimanded in August 2014 for exchanging inappropriate text messages to and from the student. He had also been named Teacher of the Year at New Haven High School in 2014.


Idaho Falls Substitute Teacher Sentenced to Minimum Six Years for Lewd Conduct  81

landonSchool: Idaho Falls School District 91

County & State: Bonneville County, Idaho

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Paul E. “Rick” Landon

Age of Teacher: 66

Month/Year of Arrest: February 2015

Month/Year of Sentencing: August 2015

News Source: Idaho State Journal


Paul E. “Rick” Landon, a former substitute teacher for Idaho Falls School District, was arrested in February 2015 and subsequently pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sexual abuse by soliciting a minor to participate in a sexual act and one felony count of lewd conduct with a child. At the time of his arrest, he faced four counts of sexual abuse and three counts of lewd conduct, but ended up pleading guilty to only three counts as part of a plea agreement.  He will serve a minimum of six years in prison and a maximum of 25. According to the Idaho State Journal, two victims were involved in the alleged incidents. Idaho Falls School District officials said Landon passed a rigorous pre-hiring screening, including fingerprinting and background checks.