Jayme K. Farrell, a former Geneseo High School teacher, was arrested on Wednesday, December 20 after the Geneseo Police Department obtained an arrest warrant. Farrell was arrested in Morrison, Illinois for eight charges of sexual abuse.
According to the Quad City Times, Farrell was escorted off of school property on Friday, December 15. When reached for comment, superintendent Scott Kuffel said no teachers were escorted from the school.
“No teachers were escorted from school,”superintendent Scott Kuffel said. “There is a police investigation, but I am not at liberty to comment on that.”
Farrell is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and is being held on $200,000 bond.
Geneseo police say this is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to call the police department at 309-944-5141 or Henry County Crime Stoppers at 800-227-2324.
This is the latest in a string of teacher/student sex scandals this year. In November, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested for similar crimes. The 23-year-old high school teacher Katherine Ross Ridenhour was also arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Furthermore, Hunter Day, 22, was also arrested after a sting operation. Megan Kotarski was also arrested on similar charges. Michelle Schiffer, a 23-year-old history teacher in Texas, was also charged and arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage student. 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested in Maryland for her crimes in New Jersey. Samantha Fitzgerland, a 28-year-old, was most recently arrested and charged. Jordan Ondish was arrested for her inappropriate relationship with a 19-year-old, while 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick was arrested on similar charges.
Nicole Marie Andrews was arrested as well. 32-year-old Jessica Langford was arrested and charged with sexual assault-related crimes as well. A teacher from Oregon, Andrea Baber, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Robin Dunlap, a teacher in Florida, was arrested for sending illicit photos to a 15-year-old boy in Texas. Teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Olajire-Aro was also charged.