Libido Update: Boy-Crazy Teacher Meredith Powell Raped Tacoma Teenagers, Police SayPosted: February 9, 2014
Robert Stacy McCain writes: 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…
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