54-year-old teacher accused of having sex with 16-year-old boy when his parents were out
Lovely is the latest teacher in the US to have been arrested over allegations of sexual relationships between teacher and student
A 54-year-old woman, Meta Diane Lovely, was arrested by officers after they were alerted that she was in an alleged sexual relationship with one of her students. Court records have stated that the teacher from Alabama had exchanged numbers with a 16-year-old boy after the two of them had started chatting online.
BREAKING: Meta Diane Lovely has been charged with School Employee Engaging in a Sext Act with a Student under the age of 19. She was allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student in the Tuscaloosa City Schools System, where she is a substitute teacher. @wvua23 pic.twitter.com/rBeNJxoArN— Chelsea Barton (@ChelseaBarton_) May 23, 2018
The Tuscaloosa Police said that the boy told them he and Lovely had sexual intercourse many times at his home as well as in some other undisclosed locations.
Lieutenant Teena Richardson said that the teenager told the police about the alleged relationship he was in with Lovely on May 2. The teacher was arrested on May 23 after she went to the police and turned herself in.
Lovely confessed to the authorities that she did indeed meet the student without the permission of his parents but that she only stayed in their house for about six minutes before leaving.
The teacher was 53 years old when the alleged sexual encounter took place.
According to her lawyer, Mary Turner, the educator from Kelly Staffing vehemently denies the allegation of sexual intercourse with a minor.
She said: "Meta is innocent and adamantly denies these allegations."
Lovely is the latest teacher in the US to have been arrested over allegations of sexual relationships between teacher and student.
The most recent case that made headlines was that of 27-year-old teacher Brittany Zamora. She appeared in court first in Arizona and is awaiting her full trial in August.
27 YO teacher as Las Brisas Academy, Brittany Zamora charged with several counts of sexual conduct w minor. Court document show text transcript w 13 YO boy where she said “I’ll give you whatever you want baby” #Fox10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/5xsUIcGGP3— Stefania Okoliè (@StefaniaFOX10) March 23, 2018
Zamora was charged with molestation of a child, furnishing harmful material, and sexual misconduct with a minor.
She has been in prison since March 22 in spite of her pleading that she wanted to go home and be with her husband before the trial.
The Goodyear teacher was arrested after she allegedly performed oral sex on a 13-year-old boy twice and had sexual intercourse with him three other times.
Court records state that the disgraced teacher also sent him nudes and images of herself wearing lingerie during their short affair which took place from February 1 to March 8.
The victim's father told authorities that Zamora and her husband had contacted him and begged him not to tell the police about the affair.
The father alleged that Zamora's husband took the phone during the conversation and told him that Zamora had made a bug mistake with having the affair but that she loved children.
The furious father ended the call after listening to the couple begging and told Zamora at a later time that she was "a monster".
He said: "You teach your kids there’s no such thing as monsters at all. But in the real world, there are monsters. Brittany Zamora is a monster."