Dori Myers, a 29-year-old Bronx high school teacher who was accused of performing oral sex on a 14-year-old student, denied the charges on Saturday, January 20. She was arrested on Friday, January 19 and charged with a criminal sexual act in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child.
After she pled not guilty to a single count each of criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child, Myers was released without bail.
Myers, who was teaching social studies at the New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, was given a 30-day order of protection requiring her to stay away from the unidentified victim.
via NY Post:
Prosecutors initially requested a $50,000 bail and said Myers “abused her position as a trusted authority figure,” but Judge Laura Drager eventually released the teacher on her own recognizance.
Cops got word of the incident after the boy, believed to be Myers’ student, told a classmate. The classmate then notified a school administrator, according to police. The alleged assault took place in Upper Manhattan on Nov. 1, according to a criminal complaint.
Myers who lives in Rockland County where her husband is a sheriff’s deputy, denied the allegations, said lawyer, Andrew Stoll. Stoll noted the teacher had started a track team at the Bronx school, where she had worked since 2014.
The Department of Education said that the allegations “deeply troubling” and said that Meyers was immediately reassigned “away from students.”
This is the latest in a string of teacher/student sex scandals over the last couple of years. 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. 42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge. Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student. Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016. 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Valeria Costadoni was also arrested due to a relationship with her student. 40-year-old Kisha Nuckols was arrested for having sex with a student, too. Hilary Dattilo, a 30-year-old Ohio high school teacher, has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student. 30-year-old Missouri teacher Elizabeth Morgan was also arrested on similar charges. Trisha Anderson Rogers, a 47-year-old former student teacher at a North Carolina middle school was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to soliciting a young student for sex. 39-year-old Texas teacher Marisela Winn was also charged for her relationship with a student.