Stephanie Cowan, a science teacher in Oklahoma, is facing three counts of rape for allegedly having sex with her teenage foster son.
Cowan, a former teacher at Pryor Junior High School in Oklahoma, admitted to having sex with the boy. The teen was placed in Cowan’s care by the state’s Department of Human Services.
According to the Pryor Police Department, the boy said that he had sex with his foster mother on their way home from vacation in Florida. Cowan then admitted to having sex with the boy three more times after that.
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An affidavit said Cowan started being a foster parent to the teenage boy in late October and the first sexual contact happened a month later on the way home from a vacation in Florida. Police said Cowan admitted to having sex with the boy three times after that.
“She advised the first time they had sex was in his room, the second time was in her room and the third time was in the bathroom of her residence,” said Assistant Chief James Willyard of Pryor Police Department.
The Pryor superintendent said all he could say legally is Cowan’s a first-year science teacher at the Pryor junior high and has been suspended from her job. He said they take matters like this very seriously.
Cowan, who was a first-year teacher at the school, has been suspended from her position and the boy has also been removed from her home.
This is the latest in a string of teacher 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. Gabrielle Bauman who admitted to having a relationship with a student was only sentenced to probation. 29-year-old Dori Meyers has denied accusations against her about a relationship with an underage student.