April 24, 2008
New Kensington, PA (The Weekly Vice) -- As we predicted early on, the case of Abbie Jane Swogger - the ex-stripper turned teacher's aid, is shaping up to be perhaps the most prolific teacher's sex scandal of all time. Investigation into this mother and short term teacher's aid has produced a sheer volume of charges that now surpass any teacher sex scandal that we're aware of thus far.
Just to be clear, we aren't classifying this case as the most nationally recognized one. That distinction belongs to former teacher Debra Lafave, who's photos still circulate the Internet.
This case however seems to be a bottomless, meaning that the charges seem to double every few months as police uncover more and more about Swogger's activities.
Well, here we go again.
New Kensington Police have filed 33 new charges against Abbie-Jane Swogger, a 34 year old former teachers aid at Highlands High School.
Previously, Swogger was arrested after police found her hosting a drugs and sex party with several high school students. Investigators say that Swogger got the male and female students high in hopes of luring them to have sex with her. Police found cocaine, alcohol and condoms at the hotel where the party took place.
Police say Abbie-Jane then violated the terms of her bond when she was found in the home of another Highlands High School teacher's aide.
As police went to arrest her at her home, they found her with a 17 year old boy who was inside her house, yet another violation of her bond. Inside Swogger's home, police found cocaine and crack cocaine as well is various drug paraphernalia. Additional charges of 'Drug Possession' and 'Corrupting The Morals Of Minors' quickly ensued.
Are we finished yet?
Absolutely not! To make things interesting, grainy sex photos of Swogger surfaced on a MySpace personal page, showing an undressed Swogger grouped together with several teens. When police tracked down what was going on in THAT photo, the lid blew off this case.
Morgan O'Dell, one of the boys in the photo, said the pictures were taken at party at a home in Natrona in January of this year.
There were more than 15 people at a party ranging from the ages of 16 to 20. That's where he saw Swogger naked with some of the males fondling her.
"I stopped down and apparently walked into the wrong room," said O'Dell. "When I was there, everybody was grabbing her. I just got into the picture," O'Dell said. "I thought it was funny and then I left."
Police investigated and found that Swoggar took the picture during a party she threw at a 15 year old boy's house. The teacher allegedly had stripped for several under aged teens before posing for a group shot.
Police said Swogger had a relationship that lasted several weeks with one of those boys, a 17-year-old she met at the high school she had previously worked for.
Swogger was promptly charged with with 'corruption of minors', 'unlawful contact with a minor' and 'selling or furnishing liquor to minors.'
Now police have announced the addition of 33 additional charges in the case.
Police now say that a 17-year-old Harrison boy admitted to having a "sexual relationship" with Swogger for several weeks starting in January.
Swogger will also be charged on accusations that she offered to give two girls $40 to beat up another girl who allegedly posted one of Swogger's nude photos on the Web.
Various other charges include soliciting sex from two minor girls, having unlawful contact with minors, having cocaine, and corrupting the morals of minors.
The number of separate sex scandals that have been generated in this case has required prosecutors to roll all the separate cases into one colossal monster drugs/sex case.
Add up all of the sex charges, all of the drug charges and another stack of assorted teen corruption charges - and you have what could easily be the most drama rich teacher sex scandal to date.
This may be what shapes up to be the mother of all teacher sex scandal cases - and the trial hasn't even begun.
Here is our previous report on this story. Photos Included
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