SEXUAL ASSAULT – A married teacher, 29, has been arrested after she allegedly performed oral sex on a 14-year-old pupil.
Dori Myers, 29, who arrived at court today to deny charges of sexual assault, was also seen massaging the teenage student, according to a witness.
The social studies teacher at The New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, New York, was arrested on Friday night after the victim allegedly confided in a classmate.
Myers was charged with criminal sexual act in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child.
The alleged assault took place in Upper Manhattan on November 1, according to a criminal complaint.
Myers, who lives in Rockland County where her husband is a sheriff’s deputy, denied the allegations according to her lawyer, Andrew Stoll.
Mr Stoll noted the teacher had started a track team at the Bronx school, where she had worked since 2014.
He said: “It just takes one person’s accusation to make an arrest in this town and she’s a model citizen who looks forward to clearing her name.”
The brunette wrote about her students and partying on social media, where she posted a since-deleted picture of herself beaming in a dark blue, low cut tank top that read “Champagne All Day, ” while holding a bottle in one hand and a glass of bubbly in the other.
In another now-deleted image, Myers is wearing a white top with the bawdy phrase: “Whiskey Makes Me Frisky.”
In a 2015 tweet, which has also been taken down, she claimed her students often commented on her looks.
She claims one student told her: “Ms. You’re like, real pretty, but, no offence, you got a big forehead.”
Prosecutors initially requested a $50,000 bail and said Myers “abused her position as a trusted authority figure,” but Judge Laura Drager eventually released the teacher on her own recognisance.