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Teacher, 25, arrested for statutory rape after her nude photos are found on the phone of 15-year-old student

Teacher, 25, arrested for statutory rape after her nude photos are found on the phone of 15-year-old student

"I was disgusted because you're supposed to be helping him, and she wasn't helping him at all," said the victim's mother, who found the photos on his phone.

25-year-old Alexandra Allen, a former middle school substitute teacher is currently under arrest as she's been accused of raping a minor, according to PEOPLE. On January 4, Allen was arrested by the police in Georgetown on three counts of third-degree rape.

Allen was teaching at Royal Spring Middle School in Georgetown and the victim was in 8th grade at the time. It was alleged that Allen first met the 15-year-old boy when she was in a position of authority or a position of public trust, reports LEX 18.

The allegations first came to light in October 2020 when the victim's mother reported Allen to the authorities after finding nude photos and videos of the adult woman on her son's phone. Allen was reportedly hired as a tutor for the boy.

When questioned by the cops, the teen admitted to having sex with Allen. "I was disgusted because you're supposed to be helping him, and she wasn't helping him at all," the mother said. It has been alleged that Allen had sex with the teenager on multiple occasions, between March and October of 2020 in at least three different locations, including the Hilton Inn in Georgetown.



 

Allen's attorney, who entered a not guilty plea on his client's behalf, has declined to comment on the issue. Allen was released after posting $2,500. She is to have no contact with the victim. She is expected to return to court in February.

In 2017, a study revealed that sexual abuse by teachers is on a rise. Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation (SESAME) is an organization that describes itself as a national voice and has compiled a rather shocking list of statistics. Around 500 educators were arrested in 2015 for sexual abuse crimes. A low number compared to the other side of the coin.

"Of children in 8th through 11th grade, about 3.5 million students (nearly 7%) surveyed reported having had physical sexual contact from an adult (most often a teacher or coach). The type of physical contact ranged from unwanted touching of their body, all the way up to sexual intercourse."

Image Source: S.E.S.A.M.E

The reason why more crimes are coming to light is mostly due to the fact that several kids now have access to social media and mobile phones. These phones and messenger service apps act as a window to send and receive nudes and videos. With such easy access to technology, unsuspecting kids fall prey to such crimes. However, thanks to technology, schools are forced to report crimes themselves or face the wrath of the public if it goes public through other sources.

As shocking as it may be to come across someone who has been sexually abused by an educator, the best thing to do is to "notify local law enforcement, as well as the appropriate child services organizations. You can call ChildHelp: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or RAINN, the national sexual assault hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)."

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