May 31, 2009
Melissa Weber - Teacher Charged With Having After School Trysts With Student In The Classroom - Student Kept Track Of Affair On Calendar
Queens, New York (The Weekly Vice) -- Melissa Weber, a 27-year-old social studies teacher at Middle School/ Intermediate School 8 in Queens, NY was arrested Thursday after she allegedly engaged in a torrid sex affair with student in the classroom.
According to police, Weber had sex with a 14-year-old student on 7 occasions between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. between April 13 and May 14. Authorities also say she engaged in inappropriate behavior with the boy on 7 additional occasions.
Investigators say the alleged affair came to light when someone at the school tipped the boy's mother off to the teacher's suspicious behavior. The mother, who had grown concerned about the boy's behavior check his cell phone. That's when she discovered hundreds of calls and text messages between Weber and her son - the last message from Weber stating "erase your phone."
When police questioned the boy, he allegedly admitted to the affair. He reportedly had a calender which kept a record of the alleged sexual encounters. The teacher reportedly told him to not tell anyone because she could go to jail and lose her teaching license.
When police questioned the teacher - she reportedly stated that the boy initiated contact by touching her buttocks and breasts. She told investigators that she initially tried to push him away.
Weber has now been charged with second-degree rape, sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. At her arraignment, the judge set bail at $100,000. Weber's attorney told the court that the teacher would not be able to make bail and would remain in jail.
The Weekly Vice
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