Sex Accusations Surface After Parent Threatens Teacher

Teacher Jessie Goline is accused of having sex with 4 students
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2017 9:39 AM CDT
Arkansas Cops: Art Teacher Had Sex With 4 Students
Jessie Goline   (Craighead County Jail)

Arkansas police say a 25-year-old high school teacher had sex with four students in two school districts between January and April 2016, including one boy in her class who was underage. How this came to light: "Boys brag," prosecutor Scott Ellington tells the Washington Post. According to court documents, art teacher Jessie Goline began texting the students about class before their conversations "became more and more sexual," per KAIT. Police say on one occasion Goline had sex with one student at her home in Jonesboro and allegedly had sex with another student that same night in the same location. Only in April, when a fellow teacher overheard a parent threatening "bodily harm" against Goline, did the school reportedly become aware.

KAIT reports the principal was in the midst of alerting the Arkansas Crimes Against Children hotline when a crying Goline entered his office. "I'm not going to lose my husband," she reportedly said. Arkansas Online reports she admitted to having sex with four students, three from Marked Tree School District and one from East Poinsett County School District. One said Goline texted that "she would like to have sex with him but he was too young," and sent him a photo of her wearing a thong, according to court documents. USA Today reports Goline was subsequently fired, and she was charged Wednesday with one count of first-degree sexual assault relating to her alleged relations with the underage teen. She has an Oct. 31 court date. (More sexual assault stories.)

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