May 21, 2009
Heather Lynne Zeo - Pennsylvania Math Teacher Charged With Having Sexual Affair With One Student And Pursuing Another
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania (The Weekly Vice) -- Heather Lynne Zeo, a 36-year-old math teacher at North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA has been arrested on allegations of having sex with one student and pursuing an inappropriate relationship with another.
Zeo, who is a married mother with four children was charged Thursday with Endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of minors.
According to Montgomery County prosecutors, Zeo pursued two of her students through Internet chats and phone conversations. Her efforts allegedly culminated into having sex with a 17-year-old student inside her green minivan at a shopping center parking lot.
Investigators say the relationship began in April involving sexually explicit conversations at school, on the phone and over the Internet. It is also alleged that Zeo engaged in sexually explicit conversations with a second student that included invitations that he visit her in class when she was alone so the two of them could have sex.
Investigators say Zeo admitted to having sex with one of the boys.
The Lansdale community has expressed shock over the arrest, citing Zeo as a a helpful teacher who never hesitated to give student her time when they needed help. She has also released a CD of music titled "Light As A Feather" which features faith-based songs and math-oriented tunes.
Zeo was arraigned and then released after posting a $25,000 bond.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
There are some video captures of Zeo's arrest with her husband who appears to be standing by her... However in this case the real tragedy isn't so much about the sex itself as it is the effect it will have on her children.
Mom has put herself out there as Christian singer - which has local press almost giddy about the paradox of her faith in comparison to the charges.
Her faith is irrelevant. The sexual assault of children is a problem that bleeds into every class, nationality, sexual orientation, profession and ideology under the sun. Local media needs to grow up and stick to the crime itself - particularly since journalist are ALSO found having sex with children often enough.
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