How many female teacher sex scandals are there currently in the United States? So many that we can’t even cover them all. I mean, we could, of course, if more motivated and less lazy. But suffice it to say, despite the New York Times insisting this phenomena isn’t happening because they are scared of public teachers’ unions, there are a ton. And clearly the female protagonists in these teacher and underaged student sex scandals still pale in comparison to the 5-10x male teacher perpetrators. There is a massive wave of teachers having sex, or being sexually inappropriate, with teen students. Believe it or not.
Our teacher having sex with kids of the day is Darci Lake, 23, a substitute teacher in the Muskingum County, Ohio schools, who was investigated and arrested last Fall for an ongoing sexual relationship with a then 16-year old male student at the school where she was subbing. Precisely, that would be two rounds of sex at the boy’s home, two rounds of sex at Lake’s abode, and once in the car for good measure. Upon further review, Lake was uncovered to have performed oral sex upon a 14-year old boy at the school earlier in the year. Busy beaver, so to speak.
Facing all kinds of lewd and lascivious felony counts for sex with boys, Lake plead guilty this week to the sum total of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and four counts of gross sexual imposition, which I think means the boys were smiling and begging for more throughout their victimization. The plea deal came along with a recommendation to the judge that Lake serve “some prison time”, which based upon her felony pleas, could be up to eight years, but far more likely to look like a one or at most a two.
The private company that supplies substitute teachers to the school district immediately announced that Lake was fired upon first sign of illicit humping and all but took out an ad insisting that she came back clean on all of her criminal background checks. Which points out that conundrum, that all sexual assault perps come back clean on their background checks until their first arrest for such a felony, so other than preventing people clearly unable to work in schools from working in schools, they aren’t much good. At least as to identifying future rapist teachers.
Ms. Lake, you overachieved by 23. What comes next for you won’t be pretty, but consider yourself swept up in this social wave of teacher sex scandals we should all pretend aren’t happening.