Lindsay Mages, a 28-year-old Loudoun County Public Schools teacher, was arrested on Wednesday, November 31, for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a child.
Police have charged Mages with participating in an inappropriate relationship with a child that “caused or created a mental injury.”
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Mages was arrested after she “was found to be a person responsible for the victim’s care and created or inflicted, threatened to create or inflict, or allowed to be created or inflicted upon the child a physical or mental injury by other than accidental means.”
Police have accused Mages of having a relationship with the underage student between January and August while she was teaching Discovery and Hillside elementary schools, both of which are in Ashburn, Virginia. Additionally, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was sometimes “responsible for the student outside of school.”
Authorities have described the relationship as “non-sexual.” Following her arrest, Mages was being held on no bond at the Loudoun County jail.
Mages is just the latest teacher to be charged for inappropriate conduct. 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.