Melissa Weber held for sexually abusing her student

May 30th, 2009 - 2:08 am ICT by GD  

In one of the most shocking revelations, Melissa Weber, a school teacher, has been held for sexually assaulting a 14 year-old student. The 27 year-old social studies teacher of Queens, New York has been accused of having sex with the student on seven different occasions. According to the reports the incidents began to occur from the 13thof April and continued for about a month. The case against Weber was filed when the boy’s mother was informed by the other parents about the inappropriate manners of Weber and her son.

Sources have also revealed that the mother’s doubts were confirmed when she got Melissa Weber’s cell phone number in her son’s mobile. On checking the call records she found out that there were hundreds of messages and phone calls between the two. Some of the messages reveal that Weber had threatened the boy not to disclose their relationship in front of any one and when the boy feared that he would get caught, Weber messaged him, “Erase your phone.”

At present, Melissa Weber is awaiting a hearing on the charges of sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and statutory rape. If convicted and found guilty she can face seven years in prison. The charges were laid on her on the 28th of May. The authorities have revealed that Weber indulged in the alleged sexual encounters in the second level class room of Junior High School 8 in Jamaica, New York. Richard A. Brown, Queens district attorney, said “the charges are very disturbing … a classroom should always be a safe place for a child.”

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