Lesley Trapnell Douglas, a 23-year-old teacher, at Harlem High School in Harlem, Georgia, allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 19-year-old student at the school. She has been charged with sexual assault against a person in custody.
According to WRDW, authorities say the alleged sexual incident happened at Winfield Hills Boat Ramp 2, on the 7500 block of Lakeside Drive. The arrest warrant states that when police arrived at the school about a suspicious situation, they spoke with the Dietmar Perez, the school’s principal, about the suspect being involved in a possible inappropriate relationship.
That is all the information about Douglas at this time. There is no word when her first court date is scheduled for.
Douglas is just the latest teacher to be charged for an alleged relationship with a teenager student. Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
In addition, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Andrews, 32-year-old Jessica Langford, 29-year-old Andrea Baber, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap, 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro have also been charged with these charges.
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 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student.