Sunday, May 29, 2005

Teacher's Aide Accused of Sex with Special Ed Students

(South Bend, Indiana) A former aide at Greene Intermediate Center, Schmeca White, 27, was arrested on nine felony charges of inappropriate sexual activities with special education students between the ages of 11 and 15. The specific charges include two counts each of child molestation and sexual misconduct with a minor, along with sexual battery, criminal deviate conduct, and battery. Bond was set at $10,000.

Schmeca White

According to Chief Deputy Prosecutor Ken Cotter, White controlled the students using threats of harm while she stripped naked and performed various sex acts and forced the students to perform sex acts in the classroom during lunch period. On one occasion, White allegedly choked a 13-year-old girl to the point where an ambulance had to be called.

Schmeca White's trial has been scheduled to begin on August 22.

[Update 10/03/06]

White convicted.

[Update 10/26/06]

White sentenced.

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