Ellen Lindsay Niemic, a 29-year-old who is married with three young children, faces charges of sexual battery, two of them criminal charges, because two of the students were aged 17. The third was 18.
“It started with dirty talk, then they were texting. She was texting nude pictures and that kind of stuff. Then just from there, it just went on. Some of it took place at the school. She also was picking one of them up in the morning and had sex with him in the morning and then in the afternoon,” Mike Bosnak, an attorney who is representing all three students, told WCIV-TV.
Niemic, a teacher at Cross High School in Berkeley County, South Carolina, was charged with having sex with the three male students at a house party on April 11. But there were other acts of sex outside the school and on the school campus, Bosnak said.
Niemic has been placed on administrative leave and is banned from the school campus, school officials said.
“When a teacher violates a student’s trust, she violates the whole community’s trust,” Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Detective Brian Fenton said in court.
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