A former special education teacher has been charged for having sex with at least five underage boys, all of them students at the Southern California high school where she formerly taught.
Summer Michelle Hansen was arrested in June, and was arraigned this week on 16 felony counts, including unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, unlawful oral copulation with a minor, and sending harmful matter (explicit text messages and photos) to a minor.
If she’s convicted, she could spend 13 years behind bars.
The Riverside District Attorney’s Office released a statement earlier this week placing Hansen’s crimes between May 2012 and May 2013. The statement said the lewd acts she is accused of occurred “in her classroom, in a utility room at the school, in her vehicle while parked near one victim’s home, and at another victim’s home.”
None of the victims were under Hansen’s tutelage.
Her defense attorney says that Hansen is innocent and that her phone was hacked, implying that she was somehow framed.
The only problem with that theory is that Hansen’s alleged victims seem to be in on it. One told a detective that Hansen had sent him “inappropriate text messages suggesting sexual contact” and offered a vague sexual reward for winning a baseball game.
A former student admitted in June to having had a sexual relationship with Hansen. He reportedly “told police that while he was 18 and after he graduated, Hansen would send him sexual text messages and cellphone photos that showed her in her underwear. The former student also said two underage boys told him that they had had sex with Hansen.”