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#RapeCulture: Fourth Boy Says Teacher Told Him: ‘This Stays Between Us’

Posted on | April 5, 2014 | 40 Comments

Meredith Powell: Teacher accused of sex with teen boys.

Amid all the feminist “rape culture” lectures about sex on college campuses, I keep noticing stories about women who can’t seem to be happy unless they’ve got a high school boy’s penis in their mouth:

A former Tacoma high school math teacher charged with child rape faces new charges after another student came forward to police. Meredith Powell, 24, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for arraignment on a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. Powell pleaded not guilty to two counts of third-degree child rape and one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes Feb. 7 after her arrest by Tacoma police. The allegations involve three male students at Lincoln High School. Powell was released without bail pending trial. According to amended information filed in Pierce County superior court on Thursday, a student identified as A.D. met with Tacoma police detectives on March 25 and told them he had a sexual encounter with Powell in her classroom at Lincoln High in early January 2013 when he was 17 years old.

After she pleaded not guilty to charges made by three previous accusers, the news coverage led another accuser to come forward. And you know it’s a great story when the link to the prosecution affidavit carries a warning for GRAPHIC SEXUAL CONTENT:

A.D.’s mother reported to police that A.D. disclosed he was touched by the defendant. On March 25, 2014, a detective met with A.D. who reported the following: The defendant was his math teacher during his junior year (2012-2013). In 2013, A.D. sought help from the defendant in raising his math grade. She gave him extra math problems in her classroom after school. On one occasion, the defendant sat at her desk while A.D. sat on the corner of the desk. He told her he needed help getting his grade up and she asked what he would want to do. A.D. said he would do anything. The defendant asked, “You’ll do anything?” and reached over and unzipped his pants. She touched his penis (he made a motion with his hand moving back and forth). A.D. described ejaculating. The defendant told him, “This stays between us.”

Nothing more exciting than a court affidavit description of sex, eh? Let’s enjoy some more of Pierce County deputy prosecuting attorney Heather DeMaine’s erotic prose stylings:

On February 6, 2014, detective interviewed the victims. M.R. disclosed the following: The day of the MLK assembly, M.R. went to the defendant’s classroom. They kissed, he touched her breasts, and she touched his chest under his shirt. M.R. then digitally penetrated her vagina. On the day of the assembly, M.R. sent her a text asking if she wanted to stay behind and she agreed to. During his interview, L.H. 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. L.H. 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 L.H. and he touched her buttocks and breasts. The defendant touched L.H.’s chest under his shirt and performed oral sex on him. L.H. digitally penetrated the defendant.

 Allegedly, I hasten to add, because Meredith Powell has pleaded not guilty, and the defendant is presumed innocent until . . . Oh, wait. What’s this in the affidavit?

Detectives re-contacted the defendant and advised of her Miranda rights which she waived. . . .

Let me interrupt here. We’ll get back to the sexy stuff in a minute, but it’s important to note that Meredith Powell was advised she had the right to remain silent and to have her attorney present during questioning, yet she chose to waive those rights. Why? If you’ve seen enough shows like C*O*P*S and The First 48, you know some suspects get the idea that all they have to do is explain away the evidence — come up for an excuse for that bag of weed in the car, or their fingerprints at a murder scene — and they’ll walk. This only serves to demonstrate how stupid most criminals are. If you’re guilty, no explanation is going to help you. Just shut up and lawyer up. And now, back to the Meredith Powell interrogation:

She admitted the following: She preformed oral sex on L.H. 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 M.R. 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 M.R.’s penis over his clothes and he put his finger into her vagina. She knew her actions were wrong as both L.H. and M.R. When asked what she would say to the students’ parents, she said she would apologize.

Hey, “she said she would apologize,” so that makes it all right, I guess. There’s zero chance Meredith Powell will beat this rap, especially now that yet another accuser has come forward. My advice to Powell is, whatever plea deal the prosecutors offer, take it.

Of course, Meredith Powell isn’t the only (allegedly) perverted teacher who craved the taste of boy flesh. Recently in the news:

  • An attorney for one of four teenage boys allegedly molested by English teacher Lauren Harrington-Cooper, 31, has indicated the boy is planning to sue the Pennsylvania school district. “The multitude of charges against Harrington-Cooper involves incidents of sexual intercourse and several episodes of oral sex. The four teens ranged in age between 16 and 18 at the time of the encounters.”
  • Police in Alabama say substitute teacher Kristina Kelly, 41, had sex with at least three boys at a middle school in Mobile. Kelly has been charged with eight counts including rape, sodomy, sex abuse, and sexual contact with a child under the age of 19. The mother of one 15-year-old said most of the victims are 14 or 15 years old.
  • On Thursday, an Indiana judge rejected a plea bargain for Shannon J. Woodson, 39, who was prepared to plead guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old student in her special education class. The judge instead scheduled a jury trial for June 11.
  • North Carolina authorities investigating felony sex charges against Brittany Phillips, 25, say the teenage victim provided them with cellphone video of the Lexington High School teacher performing oral sex on him. The student told police that his first sexual encounter with Phillips occurred in a school closet, and that they subsequently had sex twice at her apartment.
  • Texas high school counselor Ellen Wermeling, 32, was charged Wednesday with having sex on multiple occasions with a boy who was a senior at MacArthur High School in Houston. The first occasion was Feb. 28 when, the student told police, Wermeling picked him up and took her to her apartment: “They removed each other’s clothes and began having sexual intercourse and oral sex.” The student said he and Wermeling also had sex at her apartment on March 6 and March 8.

You can understand why feminist bloggers don’t pay much attention to these stories: “Women are being oppressed by the patriarchy! Now, excuse me while I suck this teenage boy’s penis . . .

Kind of disrupts the victimhood narrative, you see.

UPDATE: Linked by Donald Douglas at American Power.

 

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  • RS

    If you’re guilty, no explanation is going to help you.

    One minor quibble: If you’re not guilty, no explanation is going to help you. The police are not trying to help you exonerate yourself. The want to close a case, and they do this by making an arrest and referring the matter to the Prosecuting Attorney. Never, never, never volunteer information to the police. Even answering the mundane question, “Do you know why I stopped you” is a mistake. In truth, you don’t know. S/he could be preparing to write you a check for being a great driver. The Fifth Amendment exists for a reason.

  • robertstacymccain

    Have you watched The First 48? It’s like a regular seminar on criminal behavior. Over and over again, you see the same situation: The detectives have the weapon. They have statements by witnesses implicating the suspect. Now, all they need is for the suspect to admit that he was at the scene when the murder went down. It doesn’t matter to them whether the suspect denies pulling the trigger, or claims he was acting in self-defense. As long as they can get him to say he was there when the murder happened, they’ve got a case where the suspect is going to prison.

    You watch this over and over: The defendant thinks he can talk his way out of it, give the cops some kind of story. But the stupid criminal doesn’t understand how the system works, so his explanation actually helps convict him,.

  • RS

    This is especially pertinent in this day and age where criminal offenses are innumerable. Recall Martha Stewart, whose crime was making misstatements to the Feds.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Maybe she went to Yale.

    Didn’t we have a story about women at Yale reporting that all the men expect beejers at the end of a date?

    Reminds me of the blonde joke about breathalizers.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Reminds me of this video:


    .
    Don’t Talk To Cops – Part I

  • Matt_SE

    The radfems will justify this by stating that this is simply the oppressed oppressing the oppressors. It’s a kind of “sexual reparations.”

  • Matt_SE

    Of course, since such “reparations” would be welcomed by most adult males, the victims/recipients must be chosen to ensure that they are actually being victimized.

  • Anamika

    I can remember when my fav cousin was in the 6th grade and his recounting to me incidents from the school playground when he would be pretty much cornered by girls trying to push their tongues down his throat, and offering to allow him to “feel them up”.

    There was one girl in particular who pursued him like he was wild game.

    And this type of sexual aggression didn’t end in elementary school! There were many incidents in which teenage girls used sexuality like honey trying to draw bees.

  • Rosalie

    And not one from the crazy state this time.

  • Rosalie

    I’m proud of you, Anamika. You didn’t defend these creeps.

  • Anamika

    Depends how you look at it :)

    “Sexual aggression by women — even young girls seems to suggest that the culture is definitely changing. Yes and no. In some ways this is a reaction against old ways, but without necessarily understanding what was wrong with them. Repression/licence/repression/licence, there are cycles.[...]“–Anamika

    more at: http://theothermccain.com/2012/01/31/why-do-younger-men-shorten-womens-lifespans/#comment-426345975

    “…the increasing tendency for young women to objectify men. Or this could be seen as their tendency to objectify themselves. But at least their freedom to experiment is there. Heck, we even have a new (20 year old) term for the older women who like their ‘men candy’: cougars. And i’ll buy the cougar example, this looks like a more or less
    conscious attempt to get what they want, knowing that the market favours them, and having enough experience to know a good many of the currents. Why this is happening more and more, I can’t say. With the young girls experimenting, perhaps some more permanent change can happen. It looks too early to say just yet. Liberal periods have come before but didn’t last.[...]“–Anamika

    more at: http://theothermccain.com/2012/01/31/why-do-younger-men-shorten-womens-lifespans/#comment-426352390

  • Julie Pascal

    If boys did this sort of thing to a girl in 6th grade, the fact that they were also in 6th grade wouldn’t stop the outrage and wouldn’t stop the permanent “sex offender” label. Also, the feminists would absolutely definitely in all ways portray this as a horror of the patriarchial rape culture.

    Should the boys do it? No. Should the girls do it? No.

    Should we understand that the supposed “rape culture” is entirely fiction? Yes… we ought to.

    And maybe we could talk about the sexually permissive culture… except that sexual permissiveness is supposed to empower women so… nope… can’t do that.

  • Kirby McCain

    If dogs could talk you’d be a millionaire. Not a speck of cereal.

  • RS

    Everything he says is spot-on. I know from having worked both sides of the street.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    We need some sort of equivalent to the debt counter or the doomsday clock that shows how many laws every citizen is breaking, right now, without even knowing it.

  • Rosalie

    “And maybe we could talk about the sexually permissive culture”
    And break down of the family unit. IMO going to church, or synagogue, when you’re a kid helps too. I don’t think it’s as important when you’re older but I do believe that a kid needs it.

  • Some Rabbit

    Is this some kinda’ rule #5 click bait?

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  • RKae

    Ah! Tacoma, my home!
    In a culture where refraining from sex is considered “demented” and “unnatural”; where the belief is that abstinence of any sort will actually drive you insane, how is one suddenly supposed to develop the idea of restraint just because there’s a legal age limit involved? With absolutely no practice whatsoever in the art of turning down sexual impulses, where is the ability to do so going to be found?

  • Kirby McCain

    She wasn’t guilty of inside trading but she didn’t exactly get the details of an email from a year earlier correct. That’s exactly why a Clinton can never recall. Both are lawyers.

  • BruceC

    Slightly off topic…Some underage kids in the St. Louis area have been recently caught sexting by the police. Now the authorities are discussing bringing child pornography charges against the underage kids for sexting pictures of themselves. I am in no way condoning their behavior, but I cannot understand how on one hand they are not able to give sexual consent because of their age, but on the other hand they can be tried and imprisoned for taking nude pictures of themselves.

  • Kirby McCain

    Rape culture would entail letting offenders off easy. A man found in possession of child porn is sent to the big house for a long time. A woman who actually has sex with a child might get a year jail time. Probably serving a good portion of that as house arrest. Most times you’ll see that they were sentenced to ten years with nine years suspended and replaced with probation. Debra Lafave is a good example. The leniency of courts when it’s a female offender cannot be overlooked as a contributing factor to the apparent increase in women predators.

  • Kirby McCain

    It’s child porn. Do we give kids a pass on making and distributing kiddie porn? If you do we’ll soon be flooded with it. It will become impossible to police.

  • https://twitter.com/TicklishQuill Isaac T. Quill

    “Rape culture is a concept of unknown origin and of uncertain definition; yet it has made its way into everyday vocabulary and is assumed to be commonly understood. The award-winning documentary film Rape Culture made by Margaret Lazarus in 1975 takes credit for first defining the concept.”
    Blackwell Encyclopaedia Of Sociology, 2007, Page 3791 – http://goo.gl/9sEkWi

    “uncertain definition”? Or plastic tool, that they can make into anything they like to demand control and attention, tax dollars and more with menaces?

    The Film features “Prisoners Against Rape Inc” a group run by prisoners working with the Washington DC Rape Crisis Centre – they even submitted evidence to congress on dealing with rape – it’s in the congressional record “RESEARCH INTO VIOLENT BEHAVIOR: JANUARY 10, 11, 12, 1978″ (http://goo.gl/NHms7O). You Tube footage – http://youtu.be/RwdVENIVaJY

    So why is it that Feminist Academics don’t seem to know where the term “Rape Culture” comes from? Is It Illiteracy, Stupidity, Racism against men and Women of Color, sexism against men … or have they just not gotten round to putting it on the syllabus after some 40 years in a coherent manner that makes sense in global academia – and not just in the echo chamber ?

  • daleyrocks

    The women teachers highlighted in this post were raped by their needs to allegedly commit their illegal acts by the patriarchically constructed rape culture, or something.

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  • TravisJSays

    “uncertain definition”? Or plastic tool, that they can make into
    anything they like to demand control and attention, tax dollars and more
    with menaces?”

    It helps that it is meaningless, false and undefinable. Something that imaginary can be all-purpose allegation that is unfalsifiable since its undefinable.
    As in – “Chocolate HoHos are part of RapeCulture”

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Absolutely correct. In fact, if you give the police exculpatory evidence, it CANNOT come in to help you at trial. It’s hearsay – things you tell the police can ONLY be used AGAINST you.

    The following video (first 25 minutes or so, the rest is a detective basically elaborating on what the law prof says) has examples of innocent people who told the truth to the cops and gave no incriminating information, and it STILL could help convict them! Never ever ever talk to the cops, it cannot help you AT ALL.

    OOPS: just notice K-Bob linked the first part below, this one includes the detective’s part of the presentation.

  • concern00

    Wow. This gives #rapeculture a whole new meaning.

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  • Coldshatter

    If you look at sentencing, it seems to be that the hot female teachers get probation or suspended sentence. The male teachers end up serving years in jail. Double standard…. love it.

  • Don Surber

    It finally dawned on me why this is evil. Abuse of power.

  • http://www.leftbankofthecharles.com/ Charles

    Something like this happened in my high school, 31 years after I graduated. Sigh.

  • Teenage Stud

    I just don’t understand. I think these kids are telling a few fabricated stories here. I am 53 yrs old male. When I was 17 and a junior in high school, A 32 year old female teacher had sex with me. I never thought for a minute about rape. This was at the time and still is some of the best sex I have ever had. This went on for the last 2/3 of the school year. She taught me things about women I never had a clue of. She didn’t return to teach my senior year. I never said a word to my parents or any school personnel. If asked by a LEO, I would have said no way. I have never had any mental problems arise from this. Just a great set of memories from a time long ago. If anyone cares, I have been married now to wife for 31 years. She is 2 yrs my junior, never craved another women after her.

  • teapartydoc

    Get your kids out of public school NOW!!!!!

  • MichaelMe

    sexual assault is funny?

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  • B Moe

    Let me get this straight: a 17 year old boy is having problems in school, and the only way to get his grades up is to have sex with his hot babe teacher, but he feels guilty and goes and tells his mommy and has her arrested?

    How did he manage to get an erection without any balls?