Typically we don’t see the female high school gym coaches hooking up with the opposite gender students. Such is how cliches about female gym coaches are borne.
But in this case, Lindsey Halstead, 29, of Waterloo, New York, and formerly of Waterloo High School, was taken into custody, charged with having sex behind a Hampton Inn in upstate New York with a 16-year old former male student.
Halstead Used Nudes and Social Media To Claim Her Prize
As with pretty much every story of teacher student sex these days, the initial exchanges, and subsequent evidence against, came in the form of social media communications between adult and child.
In this case, Lindsey Halstead chose Snapchat. As her initial foray into grooming with this particular former gym student of hers, Halstead sent a naked selfie, because when your attractive lady teacher sends you a nude photo, words are somewhat obsolete.
Though words did come into play in the form of suggesting to the boy she picks him up in late 2018 for a little rendezvous. As a matter of practicality, or perhaps just to save a buck, Halstead toted her young male conquest in her minivan behind the local Seneca Falls Hampton Inn and proceeded to scrump. Kind of a cheap date really if your adult sex partner isn’t even paying for a room.
The Boy Turned State’s Evidence On His Teacher
Halstead had left Waterloo High School for the nearby middle school by the time of the alleged sexual encounter. But she never forgot the boy from her previous year’s gym class she wanted so badly.
However, the boy seemed to feel differently. Whatever level of enthusiasm he had after the evening spent in Ms. Halstead’s minivan, faded as his teacher began to message him about more appointments. That when he went to the authorities and reported Halstead for their previous sexual encounter.
Now, say what you want about a teen boy who upends the lucky-bastard apple cart when it comes to an attractive teacher who wants to use your for her sexual gratification in the back of her car thrice a way. Imagine the kid perhaps freaked at how aggressive she was and how maybe he thought he’d end up in trouble as well. She is engaging in illicit sexual acts that put her entire career and liberty at stake, so she’s not exactly old reliable.
Halstead Was Arrested on Three Counts
Halstead was charged with two counts of sexual misconduct involving the boy. One for sexual intercourse and one for oral sex. Splitting hairs a bit there, Lady Justice. She was charged additionally with endangering the welfare of a minor for the naked selfie.
Based on the brazen nature of Halstead’s grooming of the teen, police are publicizing her photo and asking other potential student victims to call them if anything, err, arises. They seem convinced there are likely to be more boys out there who may have hit up the rear of the Hampton Inn in Halstead’s minivan.
We’ll keep you posted on this case as it proceeds.