August 08, 2012

Bethany Appleton - Middle School Teacher - Charged With Having Sex With Students

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Shelbyville, Ind. (The Weekly Vice) - Bethany Appleton, a 28-year-old teacher at Shelbyville Middle School has been jailed after she allegedly had sex with multiple students after providing them with alcohol and marijuana.

According to police, Appleton was taken into custody following a lengthy investigation through the Indiana Department of Child Services.

Investigators say Appleton had sex with multiple students over the course of a year. In at least one instance, Appleton had sex with a student at her residence after drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana with the minor.

The alleged sexual encounters took place between April 2011 and May 2012. Police have not yet released the age of the alleged victims and classified the investigation as ongoing.

Appleton's bio on the Shelbyville school district website states "I love it here and I love what I am doing. I have always wanted to be a teacher and am so glad that I have the opportunity to work with so many great teachers and students."

School officials have announced that Appleton no longer works for the district.

Appleton was booked into jail and charged with 13 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, child seduction, maintaining a common nuisance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Officials say additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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