Female teacher ‘raped 16-year-old student in exchange for giving him good grades’
Lena Stewart, has been arrested after allegedly raping a student, 16, who claimed he was worried his grades would drop if he didn’t comply with her sexual demands
Teen CV said that on two separate occasions he met Stewart at a friend’s house and the two engaged in sexual contact
Stewart, 26, of Nixa High School in Missouri has been charged with two counts second-degree statutory sodomy
She’s also charged with, one count statutory rape, three counts sexual contact with a student and one count sexual misconduct
The Nixa School District placed Stewart on administrative leave in December
A female teacher in Missouri has been arrested after allegedly raping a student in exchange for giving him good grades.
Lena Stewart, 26, of Nixa High School in the Nixa School District, has been charged with two counts of second-degree statutory sodomy, one count of statutory rape, three counts of sexual contact with a student and one count of sexual misconduct, according to the KY3 news channel.
The charges relate to events that led the school district to place Stewart on administrative leave in December.
According to investigators, the student claimed Stewart was lenient in class towards him.
He claimed he did not have to do much work to receive an A, adding that he was worried his grades would drop if he didn’t comply with the teacher’s sexual demands.
A police statement, that simply identifies the student as CV, read: “CV was interviewed as the CAC during October 2022. Lena and CV arranged to meet while CV was visiting a friend for the evening.
“CV told the interviewer that on two separate occasions Lena met them at their friend’s house and the two engaged in sexual contact.
“In both instances Lena arrived in her vehicle and CV got into the vehicle with her. During the first contact, CV said the two kissed and undressed.
“CV said they got uncomfortable and told Lena that they needed to go home. During the second meet up, CV said they kissed, undressed, performed oral sex on each other, and engaged in sexual intercourse.”
The Nixa School District placed Stewart on administrative leave in December.
Education authority spokesman Zac Rantz said in a statement: “We learned today that charges have been filed against Lena Stewart, a teacher at Nixa High School.
“We take any allegation of inappropriate conduct extremely seriously, so when an allegation was made in December, the district followed policy and procedure and then placed Lena Stewart on administrative leave and will continue to follow board policy and procedure when addressing this situation.
“The district will be working with the appropriate authorities as they conduct their investigation and will cooperate fully with anything they need.”