Saturday, October 30, 2010

Joan Tuckruskye, performed sex acts with 13yo boy - in car

Joan Tuckruskye, 46-year-old former Long Island PTA vice president has been sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation for sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy, her daughter's boyfriend.

Tuckruskye and the boy were found naked from the waist down in a car behind a Baldwin middle school in 2008. Prosecutors say the mother of three had sexual contact with the boy because her saliva was found on his genitals and clothes. Tuckruskye pleaded guilty in April to charges of second-degree criminal sexual act, a felony.

Joan Tuckruskye must also register as a sex offender for the next 20 years.

Tuckruskye had originally been scheduled to be sentenced on July 1, but it was delayed after she was hospitalized for an undisclosed reason.

In December 2008 police found a parked car behind Meadow Elementary School in Baldwin that seemed - officers tapped on fogged windows and could make out two figures inside on the backseat. They noticed the individuals were not clothed from the waist down.

The officers asked for identification, and the boy said he was 18. Police were skeptical about the age of the boy, who later said he was 15. Later that evening, during an examination at Nassau University Medical Center, it was determined that the boy, whom police would not name, is 13.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cathleen Miller

Cathleen M. Miller, 40-year-old mother-of-three from Chicago Ridge, Illinois, has been accused of having sex and performing sex acts on several of her daughter's 14- and 15-year-old male friends.

Miller, of the 5800 block of West 109th Street, has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of criminal sexual abuse for alleged sexual encounters with four teenage boys.

Between Feb. 1 and June 1, Miller held parties at her home at which she would provide teens with alcohol and marijuana, according to court records. Allegedly she plied teen boys with booze‎ before she had intercourse with at least two of the teens, oral sex with a third and fondled a fourth, according to prosecutors, who said the boys were friends with Miller's teenage daughter. Her 14-year-old daughter witnessed at least one sex act between her mother and one of the boys The alleged sexual abuse came to light several weeks ago after one of the boys wrote an apology to Miller's teen daughter on Facebook. Boy's parents saw the message and went to police.

Miller, who is employed as a secretary for the Chicago Ridge Village Hall, denies any wrongdoing and said her daughter's friends brought their own alcohol and drugs to her home. Miller had recently separated from her husband.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sheral Smith,

Sheral Smith, 39, was arrested in 2008 and is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy, who was a friend of her son. Prosecutors said Smith had sex with the boy at least four times. Yesterday she pleaded guilty to four counts of statutory rape.

After many delays Smith pleaded guilty after a competency hearing in Rankin County where a doctor testified she's been faking a mental illness. The judge sentenced Smith to 20 years with 13 suspended. After she serves seven years, she faces five years of supervised probation.

Smith must register as a sex offender and can have no contact with the victim or the victim's family. She still faces additional charges in Hinds County.

Smith was to stand trial on Tuesday. A competency hearing was held Monday for Smith, who was ordered last year by the court to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and has spent the past seven months at the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield, Guest said. While testifying during the hearing, Smith acted confused, had trouble recalling what year it was and said she couldn’t remember the victim, Guest said. A psychiatrist who had treated Smith testified that she was putting on an act and a judge ruled that Smith was competent to stand trial.

After the hearing, Smith’s attorney called the district attorney’s office and requested a plea agreement, Guest said. During the plea agreement hearing, Smith’s entire demeanor changed, Guest said. He described her as having a clear understanding of the proceedings and as being in control of herself.“You could tell she had a much different mental state than she had (Monday) morning, which indicated to the state that she was faking any kind of mental illness,” Guest said.

Matt Baldridge, an attorney with John Colette & Associates, legal counsel for Smith, said Monday the firm's client agreed pleading guilty was the best decision."Looking, at all of the evidence and at potential exposure, she decided it was in her best interest," Bald-ridge said. "We agreed with her to enter a guilty plea."

The relationship began in the summer of 2008. The victim was a student at New Summit School in northeast Jackson, where Sith worked briefly. The victim was also involved in athletic events with Sheral Smith's son, who is the same age.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Special ed teacher Nicole Jacobsen resigns after sex-abuse charge

Nicole Jacobsen, 39-year-old eighth-grade teacher at West Oak Middle School has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old boy. She has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Nicole Jacobsen, of 8813 McKinley Drive, Barrington, resigned via e-mail to Superintendent Roger Prosise Sunday evening, effective immediately. Jacobsen is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a 14-year-old male at West Oak Middle School, where she was an eighth grade LD Resource Teacher, providing extra help to those students who needed it. This was her first year with the school district. The teacher is alleged to have fondled the boy in a school classroom after a volleyball game May 13.

The allegations surfaced when the boy's 17-year-old brother found messages May 17 on the 14-year-old's Facebook account between the boy and Jacobsen, like a message from the teacher stating "I love you and can't wait to see you."

Jacobsen denied the allegations when questioned by the school district, saying that someone must have hacked into her Facebook account. The account was shut down that evening, according to Stephen Scheller, assistant state's attorney. During the investigation by the Sheriff's Office, on Saturday (May 22) Jacobsen admitted to sending the messages and to the incident on May 13.
Jacobsen, married mother with children, was booked into custody and later released on $50,000 bond.

It seems that Nicole Jacobsen's teaching habiths were really special.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Susan Fasset facing statutory rape charges

Susan Fasset, 32-year-old woman from Castle Hayne, has been arrested for alleged sex crimes against a minor. She faces multiple counts of statutory rape, statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a minor.

Detective of the Pender County Sheriff's Office said he did not want to release information about anyone else involved in the case. He also did not want to disclose the number of victims or ages of those involved because of the sensitivity of the case.

The investigation started in March when information was provided to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Once it was determined that the alleged events occurred in the Rocky Point area of Pender County, the two sheriff's offices teamed up.

The incidents investigated allegedly happened between October of 2009 and February of 2010, according to the news release.

According to investigators,neither of Fassett's two children appear to be involved in the alleged incidents.

Fassett was booked into custody with bond set at $1 million.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Teacher Linda Trabucco got hots for male student

Linda Lewis Trabucco, 44-year-old English teacher at the Collegiate Academy in Littleton, pleaded guilty in February 2010 to sex assault of a male student, and was sentenced in April 2010 to five years to life of intensive supervised probation, with five years in prison as a condition of her probation. Trabucco was arrested in August 2009 for allegedly engaging in sex with a male student throughout his high school years.

The male student said he met Trabucco when he was in the seventh grade and their relationship began when he was a freshman and lasted throughout high school, where she was an assistant principal.

Trabucco and the teen began to meet on weekends at a bookstore where Trabucco would tutor the teen to help prepare him for his college entrance exams. After these weekend sessions they would walk around a nearby lake and kiss and hug which would often lead to sex.

Trabucco is a divorced mother who started working at the school in 2000. She was married and living with her husband and children during some of the relationship but got divorced at one point and moved to a home in Highlands Ranch.

The teenager told investigators that he and Trabucco engaged in sexual activity numerous times at his parent's house, while the teacher was married. After her divorce Trabucco bought a house in Highlands Ranch where she and the teenager continued to engage in sexual activity.

During the investigation deputies were also looking into allegations a second teenage boy may have had a relationship with Trabucco during the same time frame but they don't believe she's been involved with any recent students at the school.