This summer’s hottest teachers who allegedly got busy with students

The Daily Caller was prepared to take a well-deserved respite from reporting on the national epidemic of teacher-student sex romps because — surely — the number of cases would slow down during the dog days of summer. Right?

That plan turned out to be ridiculously naïve. The last couple months have been a banner time for teachers landing in legal trouble for banging their students. Lust knows no academic year, apparently.

As such, and as another exciting school year dawns, here is The Daily Caller’s greatest hits of teacher-student sex stories that appeared on respectable news websites during the salacious summer of 2013 — so far.

Following the typical pattern, English teachers appear to be far and away the most likely to be involved in this sort of thing.

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  • <strong>Lesley Ann Sharp</strong>, 24, an English teacher at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, has been placed on administrative leave after she was arrested in early August on charges related to an alleged sexual dalliance with one of her students. According to NBC DFW, over 25 instances of forbidden love occurred in her car and at their respective homes. There are allegedly thousands of text messages as well, some including explicit images. (Photo: NBC DFW)
  • On June 18, former Citrus Valley High School English teacher <strong>Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst</strong> gave birth to a baby allegedly fathered by an unidentified teenage student with whom she had a yearlong love affair. The 28-year-old Redlands, Calif. teacher was allegedly a prolific lover of teenage boys. She eventually pleaded guilty to a host of charges and will spend a year in jail. (Photo: NBC Los Angeles)
  • In late July, a grand jury indicted <strong>Morgan Shea Marricle</strong>, 25, a former English teacher at Muleshoe High School in rural West Texas, for having sex with a 14-year-old student, reports Amarillo CBS affiliate KFDA. Details are scant. Marricle faces two to 20 years in prison. She denies the crime. (Photo: KFDA)
  • <strong>Nicole Jacques</strong> is an ex-teacher at Calvary Baptist School, "a highly academic Christian School" in Lansdale, Penn., according to the school's website. Jacques, 27, pleaded guilty in August to a felony charge of corruption of a minor, reports Beginning in February 2011, Jacques had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy. The boy's father eventually disclosed the affair to local police. (Photo: Hatfield Township Police)
  • <strong>Ashley Eck</strong>, a 24-year-old English teacher at Winfield High School in rural Kansas, was charged in early August with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student. Eck is currently suspended with pay pending the outcome of criminal proceedings, according to KSN-TV. In Kansas, a sexual relationship between a student and a teacher at the same school appears to be a against the law regardless of how old the student is. (Photo: Cowley County Jail)
  • <strong>Erin Haskell</strong>, a former Spanish teacher at Toms River Intermediate School South in Beachwood, N.J., pleaded guilty in early August to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student last year, reports The Star-Ledger. The dalliance occurred in the summer of 2012. Haskell faces a prison term between three and seven years. (Photo: The Star-Ledger)
  • <strong>Kalee Warnick</strong>, 22, a first-year English teacher in Wall, N.J., was arrested in early August on charges of a sexual fling with a 15-year-old student. The alleged incident occurred on July 14, reports the New York Daily News. Warnick pleaded not guilty, her attorney said, "because she is, in fact, not guilty." The attorney for the boy's family described the boy's experience in the romp as a "horrible ordeal." (Photo: Twitter via New York Daily News)
  • In July, former Huber Heights, Ohio Spanish teacher <strong>Kelsey Hartmann</strong> pleaded guilty to charges related to a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student. Police busted Hartmann, 28, performing an unspecified sex act on the student in a black Jeep with fogged-up windows, reports WHIO-TV. The boy told police that he and Hartmann previously had unprotected sex in her husband's vehicle. A judge will sentence Hartmann later this month. (Photo: WHIO-TV)
  • <strong>Summer Michelle Hansen</strong>, a 31-year-old special education teacher at Centennial High School in the Los Angeles area, was arrested in August and charged with having sexual contact with a bevy of underage male students, according to CBS Los Angeles. The action allegedly took place in a classroom, in a school utility room, in her car and at a teenager's house. Hansen denies the charges categorically, and she has a number of supporters. (Photo: Facebook via CBS Los Angeles)