Who is Ashley Waffle? Teacher's assistant arrested for sex with student just weeks after joining school
Ashley Waffle is now accused of two counts of second-degree rape, each carrying a potential 15-year prison sentence, after her dismissal on November 10
GRANITE, OKLAHOMA: Ashley Waffle, a teacher's assistant in Oklahoma, was arrested for having sex with a student after it came to light that she had only been on the job for two weeks when she began dating the kid. On October 10, Granite Public School hired Waffle as a teacher's assistant on a temporary basis.
The 22-year-old teacher's assistant started communicating with a 16-year-old Granite Public School (GPS) student using Snapchat on October 25, according to KSWO. The outlet also reported that the school administrators informed police about rumors of a student's relationship with Waffle that were circulating in the town of fewer than 2,000 people. It was revealed during the investigation that Waffle allegedly had sex with the student twice in her apartment prior to November 9, according to KSWO. Waffle's contract with GPS was terminated on November 10 and GPS has been "actively working with law enforcement" on the investigation ever since.
Waffle is now accused of two counts of second-degree rape, each carrying a potential 15-year prison sentence, after her dismissal on November 10. She is currently being detained at the Greer County jail, according to KSWO.
The investigation is being handled by the District 3 Drug Task Force. Parents were informed this week by district superintendent Missy Berry in a letter that they were assisting law authorities with the investigation.
Neal Davis Law Firm reported that female teachers are increasingly being detained for engaging in child sex activity with a male student who is underage. According to Fox News, the United States Department of Justice's Center for Sex Offender Management estimates that women in general—not just female teachers—report around 10% of all sex crimes to the police. But when it comes to sexual assaults by teachers against students, it's estimated that as many as 30% of these crimes are committed by women—women who occasionally refuse to admit having committed to such activities.
In 2022, a smaller but still considerable proportion of female teachers were detained for child sex offenses, according to a recent report by Fox News Digital. The report, which only took into account cases that have been made public, states that at least 135 teachers, teachers' assistants, and substitute teachers have been detained in the United States so far this year for offenses involving child sex.