Former Teachers’ Aide Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student

ASYLUM TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A former teachers' aide from Bradford County is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

According to police, the teachers' aide had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student.

It started back in June and continued until last month when the underaged girl told her parents.

Michele Maynard, 36, of Asylum Township, faces charges including institutional sexual assault. Police say she had an ongoing sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student in the district.

According to court papers, the alleged victim, an underaged girl, told her father she was sexually assaulted by Maynard while attending a sleepover at Maynard's house.

Police say Maynard also bought her 14-year-old daughter and the alleged victim beer several times over the summer.

"At first it was extremely alarming to me because she had been my study hall teacher, and I mean, felt really bad for the daughter because I mean, of course, everyone is going to be talking about it," said student Gabrail Maas.

"You would never think that your mom's friend would be doing something like that, especially like, with a student at the school," said student Kylicia Darrow.

Court papers say Maynard admitted she had inappropriately touched and kissed the underaged girl at least three times between June and August.

Police say the assaults happened at Maynard's house and at the Troy Fair.

According to police, the victim and Maynard were also texting details about the inappropriate sexual relationship to Maynard's husband.

"Very, very upset," said parent Tonia Harned. "It's something you worry about with your kids all the time, especially with girls, you worry if they go to a party, friend's house, you worry about someone touching them inappropriately."

According to Towanda's superintendent, when the school was notified by state police, Maynard was suspended immediately and no longer works in the district.

18 comments

  • burtfan16

    I used to fool around with my sitter. She was 18, I was 12. Does that make her a criminal and me a victim? It was one of the best times I’ve ever had. Learning is fun!

  • Inner Krsna

    Rainbow flags fly across the nation. Illuminate the White House. Tranny’s adorn the covers of once revered magazines and were worried about this? Get real folks.

    -LLOYD schmucatelli

  • gutterratt

    Disgusting and shameful, she’s lucky that wasn’t my son! And she has young children?! Nice example she’s setting! Male or female gee whiz you pervs can’t you stick to someone at least remotely close to your own age? And a teacher? Keep asking what’s wrong with the public schools here; seems to happen in PA A LOT! So disgusting! Between bullies and perverts cyberschool and homeschooling sounds better and better everyday because clearly the individual in charge of education in this state is failing short! Make some changes!

    • jimbrony

      “She’s lucky that wasn’t my son” Yeah, sure, OK – what would you do about it? Nothing. Save the bravado. The law may classify the 17 year old as the victim, but I’m willing to bet his shoulder is sore from all the high-fives and he’s disappointed his ‘hoe’ isn’t available anymore.

  • Bob Stevens

    Got here early enough to beat the people defending the teacher saying “well it was over the summer and he was 17, so what? I would have blah blah blah”
    And of course the typical… “Well if it was a male teacher and a 17 girl…” responses…

    There’s its done for ya, go back to ignoring pedophilia in Hollywood and politics.

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