March 27, 2008
UPDATE: Teacher Faces New Charges!
Pleaded guilty to original sexual misconduct
Long Island, New York (The Weekly Vice) -- Heather Kennedy, a 25 year old former math teacher at Wataugh High School in Long Island New York who plead guilty to child sex charges and was awaiting sentencing on those charges, has been arrested again.
Last month, Heather Kennedy pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct involving a 16 year old former student she was charged with raping. While awaiting sentencing in the case, Kennedy was ordered to NOT have contact with the victim.
Police have now arrested Kennedy again on charges that she resumed having sex with the boy while awaiting sentencing in the case. She now faces additional charges and will face more severe jail time as a result of her alleged activities.
Investigators began to monitor Kennedy's conduct again after receiving a tip informing them that sexual contact may have resumed with the minor. The victim also told investigators that the sexual activity continued, telling officers that she had sex with him on five occassions since she pleaded guilty to the previous charges.
Kennedy, who was free on a $35,000 bond was booked into jail on a $104,000 bond. She has now been charged with 3rd-degree rape, committing a criminal sexual act, criminal contempt and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Sentencing in the previous case was scheduled for August.
Previous Report from March 27th
Long Island, N.Y. (The Weekly Vice) -- Heather Kennedy, a 25 year old math teacher at Wataugh High School has been arrested and charged with 3rd-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a minor. Police said Kennedy was tutoring a 16 year old boy in his Massapequa home when she formed a relationship with him that lead to sex.
According to police, text messages were exchanged between Kennedy and the student on March 19th, where they agreed to meet. The two spent at least three hours together before going to the Massapequa High school parking lot, where they had sexual intercourse.
The boy's parents contacted police after the teen admitted the sexual activity to them the next day, according to Nassau police.
Kennedy has been re-assigned from her duties at the school pending the investigation and has been released from jail on a $35,000 bond.
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