A 47-year-old Minneapolis special education counselor and substitute teacher David Scott Henderson has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old little girl. The event happened as his three children slept in nearby rooms, according to local police.
Henderson was a father figure to the girl and had invited her on family trips and even gave her mom financial support. But then he took advantage of her when she came over to watch movies with his family and his kids fell asleep.
Once his children were in their rooms, he was left alone with the young girl. She claims that he held her down and even after protesting, he told her “you owe me”.
Even worse–Henderson’s wife, Cynthia, is currently in prison for the killing of an 8-month-old baby who was left in her care. Henderson is out on bail, but is not expected to return to his teaching job this upcoming term.
In Manhattan, a prestigious prep school teacher has been charged with having sex with a 16-year-old student in a local nightclub after the last day of school. The 37-year-old teacher claims he met the young girl at a trendy nightspot and had “consensual” sex in the bathroom.
The 37-year-old teacher taught some of the richest kids in the city. This is not an isolated problem within public schools, but a growing trend among all schools.
Reports like these are becoming all too common. Liberty News Now ran an article over the weekend about a female teacher who allowed two students to fondle her. Then she posted the picture on Instagram.
There seems to be a new report daily on a teacher who had sex with a student or a trusted educator sexually abusing a child. With the rise of social media, abusers are becoming bolder, and crimes are becoming more public.
Despite the long summer vacation, the reports of teachers sexually abusing kids keep coming out, which signifies a much larger trend. Sexual assault is on the rise in schools, and the victims are students being violated from their most trusted role models. With no end in site, and the topic missing from political talking points, this is a horrifying trend that is looking to get only worse as the new school year starts.