The eight creepiest teachers who allegedly banged (or tried to bang) their students this week [SLIDESHOW]

Remember Mary Kay LeTourneau? She was the middle school teacher in Des Moines, Washington who had sex with her 13-year-old student in 1996. She later pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree child rape. It was a huge story. There was a made-for-TV movie starring Penelope Ann Miller.

Well, similar teacher-student sex stories are happening every day, all the time, all over the country. It’s some kind of epidemic, apparently.

The Daily Caller whipped together the slideshow below based on teacher-student sex stories that appeared on respectable national and local news websites this week alone.

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  • Arkansas science teacher Stacy Stracener, 36, was sentenced to six years in jail this week after pleading guilty to having multiple sexual encounters with a 15-year-old student, reports the Daily Mail. Stracener also sent the Cabot Junior High North student a string of explicit text messages explaining the details of what she wanted to do with him. Photo - KATV
  • Algebra teacher Jennalin M. Garcia-Calle, 28, has been charged with having at least three sexual encounters with a 16-year-old male, reports The romps allegedly occurred in a classroom at Plainfield High School in suburban New Jersey. "Evidently they blocked the windows and locked the door," explained Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. Photo - Union County Prosecutor via mycentraljersey
  • Robert Bonner, 39, formerly a high school science teacher and baseball coach at Bermudian Springs High School in rural Pennsylvania, allegedly propositioned a 17-year-old female student for three-way sex with him and his wife. (She declined.) According to the Hanover Evening Sun, Bonner popped the question in 2011 via a handwritten offer after calling the student out of a final exam. (She declined.) Bonner has been charged with endangering the welfare of children and corruption of a minor. Photo - Hanover Evening Sun
  • Tonya Flink, a 39-year-old former high school teacher in Texas, is facing charges for allegedly having sex with at least four of her students. One student told investigators Flink admitted to a predilection for "young Hispanic kids like him," reports KDFW. The computer technology teacher reportedly showered the teen with gifts and they did "everything you could imagine." Photo - Tarrant County Sheriff's Office via The Daily Mail
  • Kinsley Wentzky, an honors English teacher at Dreher High School in South Carolina, has been charged with sexual battery for having sexual relationships with students in her home. One of the students was a 17-year-old male, reports WISTV. Wentzky, 34, reportedly describes herself as happily married with two children on her class web page. Photo - myspace via WISTV
  • Cassandra Elfers, 21, a part-time volleyball coach and assistant boys basketball coach at Sharp Middle School in Kentucky, allegedly had "an inappropriate relationship with" a 13-year-old boy, reports WLWT. Her boyfriend is the head boys basketball coach at the middle school. Elfers now faces first-degree sexual abuse charges. Photo - WLWT
  • Debra Lafave, a former Florida teacher who was convicted in 2005 of having sex with a 14-year-old boy, is back on probation this week. The original trial judge's decision to release her from probation was overturned, reports CBS News. The case is notorious in many ways, not least because police officers allegedly snapped graphic nude photos of Lafave when she was in jail, in stirrups. Photo - AP file photo
  • Clarice Lee, a 22-year-old teacher's aide at Amphitheater High School in Tucson, Arizona, has been arrested for an alleged sexual escapade with three male students during lunch period. Two of the students were 18 years old; one was 16, reports KPHO. One of the students reportedly filmed the festivities for posterity on his cell phone. Photo - KPHO