Not Guilty Bethany Appleton, Shelbyville, Indiana (arrested Aug 2012)

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  1. TMP

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    Shelbyville, Indiana, educators with issues:
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    Name: Bethany Appleton, Shelbyville, Indiana

    Age: 28

    School: Shelbyville Middle School, Shelbyville, Indiana (Shelbyville Central Schools)

    Position: 6th & 7th grade teacher

    Victims: Boy, 15 (involvement with other minor victims possibly limited to drugs & booze)

    Star Press: Shelbyville teacher faces charges of sexual relationships with middle school students (Aug 8 2012)

    A Shelbyville teacher was arrested Wednesday on preliminary charges of having sexual relationships with several middle school students. Bethany Appleton, a 28-year-old employed by Shelbyville Central Schools, was taken into custody by Shelbyville police after an investigation said she had sexual relations with several minors. In at least one case, the incident allegedly took place at her home where she also gave the child alcohol and marijuana, according to the investigation. The investigation said the incidents took place between April 11, 2011 and May 12 of this year.

    WISH TV: Shelbyville teacher accused of sexual relationship with minor (Aug 8 2012)

    A Shelbyville Middle School teacher is facing 13 felony charges after police say she had sexual relations with children and provided them with alcohol and marijuana ... The agency was looking into the 28-year-old's past after she was accused of inviting high school boys over for pizza and sex. When questioned, a 15-year-old boy admitted he had sex with Appleton during a three month period starting in November 2011.

    WAVE 3: Police: Teacher drank, smoked with underage youths (Aug 8 2012)

    Police said an Indiana middle school teacher drank and smoked marijuana with underage children. They also believe she had sex with at least one of them. Bethany Appleton, 28, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several charges, including four counts of sexual misconduct.

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    Shelby News: SMS teacher arrested on 13 felony charges (Aug 8 2012)

    Bethany Appleton, 28, of Shelbyville, was arrested this week and had an initial hearing in Shelby Superior Court II this morning. "The investigation found that Appleton had sexual relations with at least one victim at her residence while providing the victim(s) with alcohol and marijuana," a news release from Shelbyville Police Department said. "The investigation showed at certain times Appleton would drink and smoke marijuana with the victim(s)." Appleton was booked into the Shelby County Jail. She entered a not guilty plea in the initial hearing and was given $20,000 bond.

    WSXV: SCS teacher arrested on sex and drug charges (Aug 8 2012)

    This investigation started when Shelbyville Central Schools notified the Indiana Department of Child Services of possible misconduct by [Bethany] Appleton. The Shelbyville Police Department then launched an investigation with the complete cooperation of Shelbyville Central Schools. The investigation involved the Shelbyville Police Department, Indiana Department of Child Services and Shelbyville Central Schools.

    WSXV: SCS teacher hired at middle school in '08 arrested on sex and drug charges (Aug 8 2012)

    The following is information supplied by Appleton on the Shelbyville Middle School website: Originally from Trafalgar, Indiana and graduated from Indian Creek High School in 2002, where she was involved in student council, 4-H, band, and a church youth group. Appleton attended Hanover College where she was a member of the ISEA (Indiana Student Educator's Association), managed the football team, and worked in the school's athletic center. She graduated in May of 2006 with a degree in Sociology and after completing student teaching at Winchester Village Elementary in the Fall of 2006, received a degree in Elementary Education in December of 2006. Appleton worked at Webb Elementary as a kindergarten teacher and as a second grade assistant in the Winter/Spring of 2007. During the school year of 2007/2008, she was a special education assistant at Indian Creek Middle/High School. She was hired as a Mild Disabilities teacher to teach at Shelbyville Middle School two days before school started in the fall of 2008. She was working on her Master's degree through Indiana Wesleyan. Three members of Appleton's family teach at Indian Creek schools.
     
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    Fox 59: Shelbyville teacher accused of providing sex, pot, alcohol to minors (Aug 8 2012)

    According to police, the investigation uncovered several victims. Between April 2011 and May 2012, investigators said Appleton had sexual relations with one victim in her home and provided alcohol and marijuana to her victims. Police said Appleton often drank and smoked with them ... Appleton faces four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Other charges against her include child seduction, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and maintaining a common nuisance.

    Fox 59: Teacher accused of having sex, smoking pot with students no longer employed (Aug 8 2012)

    Shelbyville Central Schools Superintendent Dr. David Adams issued the following statement Wednesday: "SCS holds its teachers to a high standard of conduct and takes these allegations very seriously. As of 8-6-12, this teacher is no longer an employee of the school corporation."
     
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    Indy Star: Shelbyville teacher accused of sex with middle school students (Aug 8 2012)

    Bethany Appleton, a 28-year-old employed by Shelbyville Central Schools, was taken into custody by Shelbyville police after an investigation said she had sexual relations with several minors. In at least one case, the incident allegedly took place at her home where she also gave the child alcohol and marijuana, according to the investigation. The investigation said the incidents took place between April 11, 2011 and May 12 of this year. Appleton was arrested on 13 preliminary counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, child seduction, maintaining a common nuisance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. All are felony charges.

    Indy Channel: Shelbyville Teacher Faces Child Sex Charges: Bethany Appleton, 28, Taken Into Custody (Aug 8 2012)

    A Shelbyville middle school teacher is accused of having sexual relations with students and giving them alcohol and marijuana, police said. Bethany Appleton, 28, of Shelbyville, was arrested following an investigation by the Indiana Department of Child Services.Investigators said that Appleton had sexual relations with at least one student at her residence while providing the student or students with alcohol and marijuana.

    WTHR: Shelbyville teacher arrested for sexual misconduct (Aug 8 2012)

    Bethany Appleton, 28, was arrested after an investigation by the Shelbyville Police Department. Appleton was employed by Shelbyville Central Schools as a middle school teacher. Police say there are several alleged victims. Their investigation found that Appleton had sexual relations with at least one victim, a 15-year-old boy, at her home. Investigators also say Appleton provided the victims with alcohol and marijuana, and that at certain times, she drank and smoked marijuana with the victims.
     
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    WIBC: Former Shelbyville Middle School Teacher Arrested (Aug 8 2012)

    Police have arrested a former Shelbyville Middle School teacher accused of having sex with at least one student and providing drugs and alcohol to "several" others.

    ABC Local WLS: Shelbyville middle school teacher accused of having sex, smoking pot with minors (Aug 8 2012)

    Police say a former Shelbyville Middle School teacher drank and smoked marijuana with underage youths and had sex with at least one of them. Twenty-eight-year-old Bethany Appleton pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, one count of child seduction, seven counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors and one count of maintaining a common nuisance. All of the charges of felonies.
     
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    Huffington Post: Bethany Appleton, Indiana Middle School Teacher, Accused Of Having Sex, Smoking Pot With Students (Aug 9 2012)

    A Shelbyville, Indiana middle school teacher is accused of having sexual relationships with several underage students, the Star Press reports. Bethany Appleton, 28, was arrested on 13 preliminary counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and child seduction among other charges. The incidents allegedly took place between April 11, 2011 and May 12, 2012. The Shelbyville Central Schools employee allegedly had sex with at least one victim, a 15-year-old boy, at her home, according to WBIW.com ... Appleton pleaded not guilty to the felony charges on Wednesday, according to WRTV Indianapolis. She was released from the Shelby County Jail after she posted a $2,005 cash bond, the Star Press reports.

    WBIW: Shelbyville Teacher Arrested For Sexual Misconduct (Aug 9 2012)

    Bethany Appleton, 28, was arrested after an investigation by the Shelbyville Police Department. Appleton was employed by Shelbyville Central Schools as a middle school teacher. Police say there are several alleged victims. Their investigation found that Appleton had sexual relations with at least one victim, a 15-year-old boy, at her home. Investigators also say Appleton provided the victims with alcohol and marijuana, and that at certain times, she drank and smoked marijuana with the victims. The alleged events occurred from April 2011 to May 2012.
     
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    The Inquisitr: Middle School Teacher Accused Of Luring Kids For Sex With Pizza, Alcohol and Drugs Parties (Aug 10 2012)

    Middle school teacher Bethany Appleton, 28, was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old male student. Apppleton was a special education teacher for the Shelbyville Central School District. Indiana police officers arrested Bethany Appleton for allegedly hosting parties where pizza, alcohol and drugs were available and engaging in sexual misconduct with at least one young teen boy, according to the New York Daily News. Indiana law enforcement officers believe the teacher engaged in sexual misconduct with more teenage boys but do not yet have enough evidence to charge her with additional sexual offenses ... An Indiana police department affidavit states Appleton invited high school boys to her home for pizza and sex and that “hugging and kissing” allegedly occurred during the parties. The arrest documents also maintain that Bethany Appleton permitted the high school boys to smoke marijuana at her home and claim she drank alcoholic beverages with her students.

    New York Daily News: Indiana middle-school teacher lured kids with ‘pizza and sex’ parties: cops (Aug 10 2012)

    Investigators say she had sex with at least one 15-year-old boy, but expect there are several victims. According to an affidavit, [Bethany] Appleton was "having high school aged boys over to her house for pizza and sex," where there was also "hugging and kissing." She allowed the students to smoke marijuana and they "drank alcoholic beverages together," the document states.
     
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    UK Daily Mail: Middle school teacher had 'sex and pizza party with underage students where she plied them with drugs and alcohol' (Aug 9 2012)

    A middle school teacher is has been jailed after holding a 'sex and pizza' parties with underage students. Bethaney Appleton is suspected of having sex with several students at her home after plying them with drugs and alcohol. Police said the 28-year-old invited boys from her school back to her home where they were offered pizza before having sex with her. A 15-year-old boy told investigators he had sex with Appleton multiple times over a period starting in November 2011.
     
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    Examiner: Middle school teacher in Indiana lured kids with 'pizza and sex' parties (Aug 10 2012)

    A middle school teacher in Indiana was barred from teaching this week after allegations surfaced that she had been luring underage students to her home for "pizza and sex" parties. Bethany Appleton is no longer a school employee after Shelbyville Middle School officials learned of the accusations ... She was arrested Wednesday and charged with several counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and child seduction. Investigators claim that she had sex with at least one 15-year-old male student, but they expect that there are more victims. In claims made in an affidavit, Appleton was "having high school aged boys over to her house for pizza and sex." In addition, "hugging and kissing" took place. Appleton provided alcoholic beverages to the children and allowed them to smoke marijuana.
     
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    Hollywood Gossip: Bethany Appleton, Indiana School Teacher, Arrested for Sex with Students (Aug 11 2012)

    Bethany Appleton - a 28-year old middle school teacher in Shelbyville, Indiana - has been arrested on 13 counts of inappropriate behavior with minors. Foremost among them, Appleton reportedly sleeping with at least one student and of plying many with marijuana and alcohol.
     
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    Examiner:

    Trial began with jury selection on Monday, followed by testimony from 10 former students of Appleton stating that she allowed them to smoke marijuana and have alcohol at her home.

    According to the Shelbyville News, nearly all of the 10 witnesses brought forth by the prosecutor reported partying at the teacher’s home, but each of them had different stories when first interviewed by the police. They left out smoking and drinking at the time, allegedly, because they did not want to get into trouble with their parents. After investigators told the teens they would get in trouble for lying, the teens changed their stories.


    The witnesses were not consistent in their stories on the stand, and only one witness of the 10 said they were smoking the marijuana or saw it happen said they knew it was Appleton who provided the drugs.


    Defense attorney Bryan Barrett poked holes in the testimony of the witness who said he had a year-long sexual relationship with Appleton. The witness had several inconsistencies from the initial report to the police, what was said during investigations, and what was said on the stand.
     
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