Newlywed Teacher Charged With Raping Two Underage Students
Walton, NY - Stephanie Fletcher has been charged with rape after allegedly having sex with two underage students at the same time she was having an affair with another teacher.
The 28-year-old had sexual contact with the two students, both 16, during study periods and class breaks and in the school parking lot.
One of the students told police that Fletcher, who was a biology teacher at Walton High School, told him “we could do something” every time he answered a question right during private tutoring.
Both students said their relationship with Fletcher turned sexual after she began texting them and sending topless photos.
Fletcher, who was married in 2010, was also having an affair with another teacher at the same time she was having sex with her underage students. Most of her sexual contact with the students took place outside of school — one student said they had sex at his sister’s house, and the other said they had sex at his house — but they often met at the school as well.
One of the victims said the relationship began in December, the same month Fletcher was married, and lasted about three to four months. The other victim said the relationship began earlier this year, in March or April, and lasted until June.
Both students said Fletcher threatened to commit suicide if they told anyone about their relationship. One victim also told police that he felt like he was failing a different class because of his relationship with Fletcher. The teacher, with whom Fletcher was having an affair, knew the two were having sex and didn’t approve.
Stephanie Fletcher has since quit her job and has been charged with two counts of third-degree rape, one count of third-degree criminal sexual act, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Fletcher was released on her own recognizance and pleaded not guilty to all charges. She is due back in court next week.
Fletcher sent both students naked pictures of herself and performed oral sex on them when they met in deserted classrooms.