(Seaford, Delaware) A 35-year-old handicapped child worker, Katheryn L. Carmean, has been accused of engaging in sex with her son's friend for an extended period.
Carmean faces 10 counts of third-degree rape, continuous sexual abuse of a child and endangering the welfare of a child.
A warrant was issued for Carmean’s arrest Wednesday, and state police took her into custody at her job at the Seaford Middle School at 500 E. Stein Highway in Seaford, where she works as a paraeducator assisting with handicapped students, according to court records.Carmean resides in custody with bail set at $57,000.
The victim confided to his mother earlier this week about the sexual relationship, and she notified state police.
When interviewed by detectives, the boy told them that they knew each other because they attended the same church in Seaford and began having sex in November 2011, when he was 14, police said in court records.
The two continued meeting once a week until August for sexual encounters, the victim told police.
The boy said “he would spend the night at Carmean’s Mt. Zion Road home in Laurel” with the young relative and have sex with her. The victim also said he had “sex in her car,” and at parks and parking lots around Laurel, according to court records.