Police have arrested and charged 24-year-old Sarah Conway, a Willow Creek Positive Education Program in Eaton Township, Ohio. Conway has been charged with four counts of sexual battery for allegedly having sex with an 18-year-old. Police say the victim was 17-years-old at the start of their relationship but is 18 now.
According to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, Conway came to the sheriff’s office to file a harassment complaint against the student on March 21. At that time, deputies say Conway admitted to having sex with the student but was filing a complaint about the multiple text messages he sent when they broke up.
The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said text messages showed that Conway and the student had broken up and she had been harassed. The school that Conway worked at says they have placed her on leave immediately expect to fire her. Furthermore, authorities are not charging the unidentified 18-year-old student.
Conway is just the latest teacher to be charged for an alleged relationship with a teenager student. Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
In addition, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Andrews, 32-year-old Jessica Langford, 29-year-old Andrea Baber, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap, 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro have also been charged with these charges.
42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student.