June 23, 2008
Maggie Laughlin - Teacher Accused Of Repeatedly Performing Oral Sex On Student Before Class Started During Final Two Weeks Of School
Mentor, OH (The Weekly Vice) -- Maggie Laughlin, a 23 year old math teacher at Shore Junior High School in Mentor, Ohio has been arrested and charged with sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct involving a 15-year-old male student.
According to police, Laughlin allegedly performed oral sex on the 15 year old student before class began on multiple occasions. Police say the alleged sexual assaults occurred 8 to 10 times during the last two weeks of the school year, according to Capt. James Telzrow of the Mentor Police Dept.
"He [the student] got her cell phone number and they would text each other. At a certain point, the texting got flirtatious," Telzrow said. "The student and teacher kissed for the first time May 21," he added.
Police first became aware of the alleged sexual abuse when the boy told his ex-girlfriend that he was cheating on her with the teacher. The girl became upset and confided in her mother and a coach at the school who reported the incident to school administrators. Administrators reported the allegation to police.
Laughlin was arrested and then ordered held on a $200,000 bond. Prosecutors asked for a high bond because Laughlin had expressed to school officials that she intended to leave the state to be closer to her fiance'. Laughlin was reportedly planning to be married in July.
UPDATE: Laughlin PLEADED GUILTY
Laughlin pled guilty to eight counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a juvenile. She was sentenced to 3 years in prison. She is also required to register as a sex offender for a 25 year period.
The Weekly Vice