Veteran high school teacher, 63, arrested after having sex with her student, 46 years her junior
North Carolina teacher Emma Ogle charged with sex act with a student, indecent liberties with a student and a crime against nature
Ogle, 63, who has an adult daughter, is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student from Garinger High School in Charlotte, NC
Ogle began a relationship with the student last spring and it turned sexual over the summer, but alleged victim came forward on Halloween
She was arrested a day later but bailed out on $10,000 bond
Ogle, who is also a registered nurse and has taught at the school since 2014, is suspended with pay
North Carolina school teacher Emma Ogle [L-R], was arrested on Halloween accused of has been arrested for allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with her 17-year-old student
A 63-year-old high school teacher from North Carolina has been arrested for allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with her 17-year-old student.
Emma Neil Ogle of Huntersville, NC, was arrested around 8 p.m. on Halloween.
Ogle, a career and technical education [CTE] Health Occupations teacher at Garinger High School in Charlotte, was taken into custody on Halloween and charged with a sex act with a student, indecent liberties with a student and a crime against nature.
According to law enforcement officials, Ogle began a relationship with the student last spring and it turned sexual over the summer.
Ogle has been with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools since 2005. She taught at Vance High School for nine years before taking a job at Garinger High School in 2014
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district administrators said Ogle has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation, reported WCNC.
Online records indicate that besides being a teacher, Ogle is also a registered nurse.
Social media posts suggest that she is possibly married and has a grown daughter.
Ogle was released from jail the following morning after posting $10,000 bond.
The latest case of improper contact between teacher and student in the state school system comes a few days after a former assistant principal in Gaston County admitted to having sex with two students at her school.
Lisa Rothwell admitted in court on October 28 pled guilty to having sex with two students at a last-minute court hearing.
Rothwell was an assistant principal at Stuart W. Cramer High School when she was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student.
At trial it was also revealed that Rothwell also had sex with an 18-year-old student in September while working at the school.
Former assistant principal [L-R], was sentenced to 10 to 21 months suspended, which means she will receive no prison time, after shed pled guilty to having improper contact with two of her male students
According to the search warrants, she confessed to texting the 17-year-old from the beginning of March until police got a tip earlier this month and started an investigation.
Rothwell was initially suspended with pay from the school, but since her guilty plea, she has surrendered her teacher’s license and resigned from her position as assistant principal.
She was handed a sentence of 10 to 21 months, suspended, which means she will not serve any prison time, but she is required to register as a sex offender for 30 years.
District Attorney Locke Bell said he agreed to the plea because Rothwell had no prior charges, and she was cooperative with investigators from the start. He said she “never tried to play games.”
Former teacher Lisa Rothwell [photo], is required to register as a sex offender for 30 years.
Police reportedly acted fast in their investigation after hearing chatter on campus between students.
“There was some chatter among students that was passed back and forth, which made its way to school administration,” Gaston County police Capt. Bill Downey said.
Investigators said Rothwell began tutoring the victim last school year.
“Tutoring, the assistant principal, in this case, was helping the young man with some issues as far as school,” Capt. Downey said.
Rothwell had over 10 years of experience with Gaston County Schools, according to the district’s website.
The apparent lenient sentence has not gone down well with the victims’ families.
In a media statement the 17-year-old victim’s mother said the assistant principal at her son’s high school preyed on him for sex: “I feel betrayed by somebody that I gave my child to because I wanted so bad for him to succeed,” she said.