Cops: Delaware Teacher’s Assistant Katheryn L. Carmean, 35, Had Sex with 14-Year-old 40 Times
A Delaware teacher’s assistant has been arrested and charged with having sex with one of her son’s 14-year-old friends dozens of times.
Katheryn L. Carmean, 35, of Berlin, Maryland was arrested on Wednesday at Seaford Middle School in Seaford, Delaware. Carmean, who was a para-educator for students with disabilities at the junior high school, has been charged with ten counts of third-degree rape, continuous sexual abuse of a child and endangering the welfare of a child.
Delaware Online reports that the victim told his mother about alleged abuse. She, in turn, notified authorities earlier this week. When interviewed by detectives, the boy said he met Carmean in church and began having sex with her in November 2011. The alleged illicit encounters occurred in Carmean’s car in parks and parking lots as well as at her home, which was in Laurel, Maryland at the time.
Carmean allegedly confessed to having sex with the teen about 40 times between November 2011 and August 2012.
Carmean is far from the only female teacher to stand accused of having sex with male students. Here is a partial list of some of the cases that have made headlines in 2013:
Last week, 27-year-old Elyse Cromwell, a teacher at Early College High School in Newark, New Jersey, was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 14-year-old boy.
DaNita Wilson, 32, of Folkston, Georgia was arrested last Tuesday and charged with having sex with seven current or former Charlton County High School students, the youngest of them 15 years old.
Clarice Lee, a 22-year-old teacher’s aide in Tucson, Arizona was arrested last week and charged with having group sex with three Amphitheater High School students while other boys watched and filmed the orgy.
Also week, Tonya Flink, 39, a former teacher at Haltom High School in Haltom, Texas was arrested over allegations she had sex with four students.
Earlier this month, 40-year-old Stephanie Raleen Forbes, also from Texas was charged with having sex with a student from League City High School in League City, Texas.
Kristina Ngum, 43, was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with having sex with a male student.
And in Columbia, South Carolina, 34-year-old Kinsley Wentzky was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a 17-year-old male student.