A Catholic teacher from Michigan was arrested and held on $25,000 bail for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student after his mom found pictures of the woman in her garter belt on his phone.
Abigail Marie Simon, 33, pleaded not guilty to the charges involving the boy and was jailed in lieu of bail, according to the New York Daily News.
The teen's mother discovered the affair between her son and the tutor after seeing a sexting exchange on his phone that included lewd messages and photos of Simon in her garter belt. How horrifying for that poor mom! Can you even imagine? It's just plain sick.
Simon's charges include criminal sexual conduct and accosting a minor for immoral purposes. The inappropriate relationship apparently lasted from early February to late April and involved rendezvous for sex at the teacher's old apartment.
Simon, a study hall teacher and tutor at Catholic Central and West Catholic high schools, was fired in April after the teen's mother told administrators what was going on. Simon now lives with her parents and has been ordered to have no contact with the boy.
These cases are beyond unsettling for moms everywhere. Can you even begin to fathom finding all this out when you thought your son was safe at school? And no matter how a 15-year-old boy might feel at the time about having sex with a pretty teacher, there's no doubt such a disgusting abuse of power would be deeply damaging in ways that might not even become apparent for years.
Let's just hope this boy gets the counseling he needs -- and his teacher, if she's found guilty, gets the punishment she deserves.
Do cases like this worry you about your own child's teachers?
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