Oh, Here We Go Again: Darcy Smith, Elementary School Teacher, Charged with Child Rape for Allegedly Having Sex a Former Student, Starting When He Was 14

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SEATTLE — A 41-year-old elementary school teacher has been charged with child rape for allegedly having sex with a former student starting when he was 14 and living in her home with her husband and children, court documents showed Thursday.

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Darcy Smith, a teacher at McMicken Heights Elementary School, was charged Monday with three counts of third-degree child rape.

In May 2014, the former student reported to the King County Sheriff’s Office that when he was 12 years old and in the 6th smith1grade, he moved into the Renton home of his 6th-grade teacher, Darcy Smith.  He said that when he was 14, they started having sex and that continued until he was 18 and moved out of Smith’s house, a sheriff’s detective said in the court documents.

The victim said that he came to live in Smith’s home after he broke his collarbone in the 6th grade and Smith took him to the hospital and invited to stay with her family. He said his mother and Smith agreed that he could live with Smith and her family because she spoke English and lived closer to the hospital.

Also, he said, his mother was concerned because his older brother was involved in gangs and was a bad influence.

He said she initiated the sexual contact in 2008, when he was 14 years old. He said he knew it was wrong, but wanted to do it, the sheriff’s detective said. The  former student, now 19, said they would have sex after her husband and children went to bed and on her days off from work.

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7 Comments on “Oh, Here We Go Again: Darcy Smith, Elementary School Teacher, Charged with Child Rape for Allegedly Having Sex a Former Student, Starting When He Was 14”

  1. scallywagy says:

    What remains of question is why the teacher chose despite her knowledge that what she was doing was illicit relented in pursuing her victim and abusing her power and authority over him? Which is to wonder if that in and of itself was the thrill….?

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2015/02/darcy-smith-teacher-year-rape-14-year-old-boy/

    • The Butcher says:

      Hard to say – all of these cases (for male and female offenders) involves mental and emotional problems. I doubt it’s a thrill-seeking venture, recklessly enjoying the pleasure of exercising power. More commonly, it’s about troubled people making bad decisions that are ultimately self-destructive, as well as harmful to the students and parents. Until only recently, male teachers were the only ones caught and punished, women in positions of authority violating laws re: sexual misconduct with students were rare — or seemed rare, because they went unreported. If we want to live in a society that values equality, the law has to apply equally to male and female teachers. However, female teachers still almost always receive much lighter punishment than male teachers.

  2. cp says:

    You have no idea what you are talking about. I thought it was innocent until proven guilty? Do you have any information other that what you have heard from one side? Many people are falsely accused by revenge seekers. I know this teacher very well and have never met a finer, more generous person. Her mistake was being a giving, loving, naïve caretaker. You are reckless in your desperate search for readers and have presented the “NEWS” in a biased and harmful manner. You should be ashamed to even be alive.

    • The Butcher says:

      Appreciate the sentiment, but your comments are unfortunately completely misdirected. We’re not the authors, or the source of this news story. Take your complaints to Q13 FOX News. (by following the link) Or the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  3. cp says:

    You posted it. You made your self-important comments.

    • The Butcher says:

      The only original comment is the headline. The body copy is unchanged, directly from the source. This is but one of 10,000 news stories on this site. None more or less important than any other.

      Your comments, however, are elevating the importance of this issue. Perhaps this story, and news stories like this one, do need more attention.

      If your goal is to defend the honor of Darcy Smith by posting messages on comments sections of internet news sites, you’ll have your hands full. As of today, Google News search currently has 3,600 results for “Darcy Smith, Elementary School Teacher”.

      It’s understandable that many people think women given special consideration, in our system of justice, to laws regarding sex with minors. However, female teachers are afforded the same media coverage, the benefits of the same justice system, and the same due process as everyone else.

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