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Boy-Crazy Teacher Meredith Powell Raped Tacoma Teenagers, Police Say

Posted on | February 8, 2014 | 69 Comments

A 24-year-old Lincoln High School math teacher was charged Thursday with “two counts of third-degree child rape and communication with a minor for immoral purposes via electronic communication,” and on Friday she pleaded not guilty:

Meredith Powell performed oral sex on a 15-year-old student in her Tacoma classroom last month and sent him nude photos of herself taking a bath using the application Snapchat.
Documents said she also admitted to exchanging inappropriate texts with and having sexual contact with a second student, 16, during a Jan. 17 assembly in which they stayed behind and met in her classroom.
A third student, age 17, who was in her class during a prior year said he and Powell exchanged sexual text messages but did not have sexual contact.

According to an arrest affidavit, however, Meredith Powell admitted her crimes to Tacoma Police detectives:

On February 6, 2014, detective interviewed the victims. [He] disclosed the following: The day of the MLK assembly [Jan. 17, the boy] went to the defendant’s classroom. They kissed, he touched her breasts, and she touched his chest under his shirt. [The boy] then digitally penetrated her vagina. On the day of the assembly, [the boy] sent her a text asking if she wanted to stay behind and she agreed to.
During his interview, [a second boy] disclosed the following: The defendant is his teacher. They sent texts to each other and she sent him pictures of her naked in a bathtub. [The second boy] and the defendant kissed a few days after the MLK Day assembly when he went to her classroom and the door was locked. The defendant kissed [the second boy] and he touched her buttocks and breasts. The defendant touched [the second boy]‘s chest under his shirt and performed oral sex on him. [The second boy] digitally penetrated the defendant. . . .
Detectives re-contacted the defendant and advised of her Miranda rights which she waived. She admitted the following: She preformed oral sex on [one of the boys] and her classroom door was possibly locked. He put his mouth on her breast and digitally penetrated her vagina. She told him to stop. She sent him a snapchat pictures. She thought they were of her in the bathtub and one of her in bed in the dark. The defendant admitted [one of the boys] put his mouth on her breast and digitally penetrated her vagina. They began texting after New Year’s Eve and it became inappropriate. She touched [one of the boy]‘s penis over his clothes and he put his finger into her vagina. She knew her actions were wrong … When asked what she would say to the students’ parents, she said she would apologize.

“She said she would apologize”? Translation: “Hey, I’m totally sorry I got caught playing with your teenage son’s boner and stuff.”

Having recently written several items (e.g., “She Craved the Taste of Boy Flesh,” Jan. 12, and “Police: Ex-Teacher Tonya Drueppel, 33, Had Sex With 13-Year-Old ‘Girlfriend’,” Jan. 30) about sex-crime cases involving female teacher, I notice that this latest case in Tacoma is getting more media coverage than most, with reports at the Daily Mail, Daily Caller and NY Daily News. This can be explained simply: (a) the accused teacher is a skinny young blonde with a nice smile, (b) she seems to have had a habit of posting selfies on Facebook and Pinterest, providing lots of photo potential, and (c) the affidavit offers lurid details.

Dan Riehl comments on Miss Powell’s alleged crimes:

“There has to be some psychological stuff going on.
She could have just gone to a bar and found some
age appropriate men if all she wanted was some casual sex.”

 

We could speculate on what kind of “psychological stuff” Meredith Powell had “going on,” but that doesn’t explain what would seem to be a trend of these sex-crazed perverts, most of whom are not as photogenic as Meredith Powell. If more and more female teachers are having sex with teenage boys, you can’t really explain any one particular case except in the context of that trend.

However, let me make a simple observation: It is what it is.

When someone is apprehended in deviant behavior, the “why”/”how” questions — “How did they get so messed-up in the head?” — arouse our curiosity. But without a detailed personal history and psychological profile of the perpetrator, we can’t really answer those questions. The simplest explanation is that they made their personal choices and did what they wanted to do. If a woman is accused of giving a teenage boy a blow job, well, maybe she likes giving blow jobs to teenage boys.

Just throwing that out there as a possibility.

Finally, a friend on Twitter points out that Lincoln High is an urban school with lots of diversity: The students body is 27% white, 23% black, 23% Hispanic and 16% Asian, so maybe Miss Powell got kind of carried away with her celebration of multiculturalism.

 

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Comments

  • Grizzly

    Just because you have a college degree doesn’t mean you aren’t a moron.

  • damionblackthorn

    But the standard liberal narrative is: Only Males are Predators !

  • TomJ

    My god, how ghastly. I thank my lucky stars that back when I was 17 years old (around the same time guys started sneaking in the military) I wasn’t traumatized by having sex with an attractive woman in her 20s. I wonder how those poor boys even achieved an erection in such a horrifying situation. It must’ve been trying. This clearly is lynch mob time.

  • http://www.tempeteaparty.org Lee Reynolds

    False Dilemma

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Somehow you missed all the tv shows and movies featuring children and teens, I guess.

    Someone figured out how to do it. Many, many times.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Isn’t that the sort of thing that becomes instantly popular?

    I’m not sure history will be much of a guide there.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I probably would’ve put up with some of that in order to miss a few school assemblies.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Some people demand the lash.

    Explains why they continue voting for Democrats in Detroit.

  • Roger Cotton

    It must be really painful to think, will.

  • ShaneB

    Raped?

  • laughnow

    where was she when I was in high school? Teachers like her didnt exist or if they did we never heard jack about it.

  • http://www.mythlogicpress.com/ zmortis

    Sounds like someone needs to write a “So Hot for Jailbait” remix of the Van Halen classic.

  • willbest

    Not at all. I just don’t feel like writing 3000 words on the TV filming process and child labor issue that would be necessary to bring you up to speed on the difference between say a show like Boy Meets World or Modern Family vs something like Save By the Bell or 90210.

  • Steve Kellmeyer

    If teachers were allowed to marry, this wouldn’t happen.

  • http://unix-jedi.livejournal.com Unix-Jedi

    Oh, trust me, it’s worse than that. And I know it.

    I’ve worked at school(s) that catered to Education grads.

    Because there is (which is finally starting to change) guaranteed pay increases for getting additional certifications and degrees if you’re a public school teacher, there’s a lot of money in providing those certs and degrees – providing everybody passes.

    http://unix-jedi.livejournal.com/71094.html

    And that was then. Almost everybody in the class is pushing 20+ years experience and there’s a whole new generation they’ve taught coming up.

  • rbeccah

    Trust me, just because she has a college degree doesn’t mean she’s not an utter moron.

  • RKae

    FOR NOW we punish them.

  • PunditFaP

    I just realized, two of the most high-profile female teacher molester scandals came out of Washington state

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