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Substitute Teacher Engaged In Year-Long Sexual Relationship With 13-Year-Old Student

Teacher raped student she tutored

A former substitute teacher at Sacred Heart School in Newburgh, New York, 44-year-old Lisa M. Franklin, is accused of raping a 13-year-old boy. The year-long sexual abuse began back when the child was 12.

Franklin, who is married and has two teenage children, spent the year befriending the child’s parents and became his at-home tutor. She remained his personal tutor even after leaving the school in the spring of 2012.

The boy’s parents reported their concerns to authorities in February after discovering questionable text messages on the child’s cell phone. The relationship between Franklin and their son had been one of educator and student as far as they had known.

Authorities described the messages as abnormally inappropriate exchanges between a 44-year-old and a 13-year-old.

Representatives for Sacred Heart School assert the school strives to provide a quality education in the Catholic tradition as well as providing a safe and secure environment for their students.

Although Franklin is a former employee, the school is assisting authorities where they can in this case.

Franklin has been charged with second-degree rape and sexual conduct against a child, all occurring in multiple jurisdictions. Additional felony sex charges are pending.

Franklin was released from Orange County Jail after posting $10,000 bail. She was arraigned on Thursday and is expected back in court at a later date.

Unfortunately, it is not an uncommon occurrence for an educator to engage in a relationship with an underage student.

Recently, an assistant principal in a Texas high school was arrested on allegations he had sex with an underage female student. Mark Steven West, 30, is facing charges for having sex with a high school student in his office at the Spring High School.

A 31-year-old former special education teacher in Hancock County, Mississippi, Leslie Danielle DeWitt, was arrested and charged with three counts for sexual battery of a 16-year-old.

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24 Responses to “Substitute Teacher Engaged In Year-Long Sexual Relationship With 13-Year-Old Student”

  1. Sarah Firebaugh

    THAT'S BECAUSE WE FORGOT TO HANG THE FIRST ONE THAT DID IT… AND SCRE3EN THESE WHACKOS BETTER. NOTHING BUT NUTS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. SORRY KID, HOPE HE MAKES IT THROUGH THIS. NO ONE WILL PUNISH HER… KILL THESE FREAKS AND GET THEM OUT OF THE GENEPOOL, NO SUCH THING AS A REFORMED MOLESTOR.

  2. Sonja Robinson

    "Unfortunately, it is not an uncommon occurrence for an educator to engage in a relationship with an underage student."
    While I don't have exact statistics, I really doubt you could say it is "common". Yes, it happens, and once is too often, but for the sheer number of students and teachers in this country, I honestly doubt that it could be considered "common".

  3. Mark Kowalsky

    What is it with these female teachers anymore. Used to be it was always a male teacher who was getting in trouble. Now it seems to be all women. How desperate and messed up are these women to prey on teenage boys. Sad.

  4. William Cochran

    Boys of my generation has the sense to keep their mouths shut when they were lucky enough to be indulging in the fruits of an older girl. Today's boys are just too immature to handle it.

  5. Rachel Earling-Hopson

    I am sure all these "abused" boys are saying no, 13 is far to young, but a 16yr old and a hot older woman, is a boys dram come true. Same for some men and young girls. These teenagers are not always the victim, but as a society it is made that way. Pathetic.

  6. Anonymous

    Gee, Sarah, you live on the edge here in Cyberland. You are posting/ espousing your radical political views on a public forum, with a link to your employer in your name heading. This is a recipe for disaster, professionally… Just sayin'… people lose their jobs all the time for espousing their views, while linking them to their employer. With your employer link in your heading, you are, in effect, saying that they share your views. Risky behavior on your part.

  7. Noah Lipsky

    "Representatives for Sacred Heart School assert the school strives to provide a quality education in the Catholic tradition as well as providing a safe and secure environment for their students."

    Hasn't the "Catholic tradition" been shown as of late to be one of molestation of children?

  8. **bites lip & moans**

    I will be forwarding your disgusting comment to your Employer at Set and Service Resources in Kentucky, and remarking how you feel your pay is only "decent".

  9. Jacob Ross

    Right because a tattle is so adult and professional

  10. Ben Curtis

    I think he means a priest coated in chain-mail .

  11. Matt Schaefer

    Did even bother to read the article? This woman befriended the parents and became the boy's at-home tutor. The school was not involved. She happens to be a former teacher at the school. The Catholic school angle was only mentioned to make the story more salacious. As for your ignorant comment, molestation of children occurs in public schools all over this country, in fact it is much more prevalent in public schools than in religious ones.

  12. Scamuel Jones

    I'm glad she wasn't around when I was in school! She's to butt-ugly! Now I have seen some photos of teachers doing their teen ager students that I would like to have been around when I was in jr. h. s.

  13. Phil Vaper

    Uh…you might want to consider changing the privacy settings in your Facebook account. Removing the name of your employer could be a good idea, too.