Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Teri Decker, 40, Health teacher, Corning High School, Corning NY

Teri K. Decker has been charged after an investigation into inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old male student.

Allegedly the teacher and student were sexting constantly. They communicated by cell phone text messages at all hours of the day and night and engaged in sexual conversation by text. Teri encouraged the victim to hide the relationship from his mother. Police said that during this time period thousands of text messages, many of them sexual in nature, were exchanged.

Allegedly on Feb. 14 the teacher grabbed the boy by the hand, pushed him against a desk, and kissed him on the lips continuously for 10 minutes while in Room 800 of Corning East. Later that day, police said, Decker continually kissed, held and allowed the same boy to touch her buttocks for nearly 30 minutes in the same school room.

In 2006, Teri Decker was certified as a Rape Crisis Counselor/Advocate for
the Rape Crisis of the Southern Tier. Wow.

Update: Teri Decker will be sentenced July 26.

Update Sept 20 2011: Teri Decker was sentenced to 15 days in jail, with three years probation.

Sept 20 2011 sentencing Credit: WETM

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