Catholic School Teacher Lisa M. Franklin Accused of Raping 13-Year-Old Student
The Times Herald-Record reports that 44-year-old Lisa M. Franklin of Newburgh is accused of having an illicit sexual relation with a boy, who was 12 years old when she met him while she was a substitute teacher at Sacred Heart School in Newburgh.
According to local police, the alleged victim’s parents contacted authorities after discovering inappropriate text messages on his cell phone. A police investigation then determined that Franklin and the teen “were involved in numerous sex acts in multiple jurisdictions.”
Franklin has been charged with one count of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and two counts of second-degree rape, both felony offenses. She is locked up in the Orange County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.