Amber Schultz-White, a 28-year-old California woman, is facing felony charges which include lewd acts upon a child and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The charges come after a 15-year-old boy’s parents allegedly found evidence indicating an improper relationship with their son.
An investigation began by the Visalia Police Department on Aug. 24, according to a news release.
Detectives have found evidence that indicates Schultz-White engaged in sexual acts with the 15-year-old boy on at least three occasions, according to KTLA-5.
“I do know that the parents had intercepted some messages between the suspect and victim and that’s kind of what started this whole thing,” Lieutenant James Andrews said while discussing the investigation.
Schultz-White “also engaged in lewd conversations with the victim on social media” and was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Jail. She is being held on $1.27 million bail.
Maddox is just the latest adult to be charged with inappropriate conduct with a minor. 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. A woman named Kayla Sprinkles was arrested in North Carolina for similar sexual crimes.
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.
34-year-old Miranda Nicole Pauley was charged with similar crimes, 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. Similarly, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander and 33-year-old Maren Oates were arrested on similar charges.