D.C. substitute teacher Symone Greene, 22, is charged with felony, first-degree sexual abuse of a minor for allegedly performed oral sex on a male student her first day on the job at Options Public Charter School, reports the Washington Post.
The 17-year-old 11th-grader, a popular football player at Options, secretly recorded Greene performing oral sex on him behind her desk and showed at least 5 of his teammates and a childhood friend. According to court documents, he asked that she perform the act the number of times as his football jersey number.
The incident occurred Friday, October 17.
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A police affidavit says the student was assisting Greene in a classroom Friday on the school’s campus in the 1300 block of E Street NE in Capitol Hill. He had been passing out papers in two of Greene’s English classes and retrieving supplies. Authorities said the two met for the first time that day but flirted throughout the first class. Near the end of the final class, the student gave the teacher his cellphone number.
A few minutes later, police said, Greene sent the student a text. The two proceeded to chat, although the student deleted the messages and could recall only parts of the conversation, according to the affidavit. At one point, the student said he texted the word “kinky,” the court document says, and the teacher allegedly responded, “I don’t tell I show.”
The student told police that he returned to the classroom at 3:26 p.m. and that Greene let him in; he said that because of the pep rally, he had to leave by 3:40 p.m. According to the affidavit, the student asked for a number of sex acts to match the number on his jersey. Police said that the encounter happened behind Greene’s desk and that the student used his cellphone to secretly record it.
Greene and the student continued to text throughout the weekend; simultaneously the video was going viral until it finally reached the eyes of a teacher who reported it to the administration and, subsequently, D.C. Child and Family Services and D.C. police.
After detectives made contact with the student, they took possession of his phone and contacted Greene.
Court documents say that after police called to question Greene about the classroom encounter, she texted the victim’s phone and urged him to tell authorities that she “only helped him with his résumé and nothing else happened while they were in the classroom together.”
A detective had the student’s phone at that point, and the officer, pretending to be the student, engaged in a chat. Greene blamed the student for talking, according to a transcript of the discussion.
“Omg . . . don’t talk to me ever again,” Greene texted. “I’m bout to be put in jail.” At the end, Greene texted: “This can ruin my whole life. . . . why couldn’t u just keep it to urself.”
After the alleged encounter Friday, the student and teacher continued to exchange texts, although Greene was becoming more cautious.
“When u trying to see me again?” the student asked, according to the affidavit. Police said the teacher responded: “Oo. U gona get me in trouble. Chill. We gotta be slick with it.”
At another point, police said, Greene told the student: “Tru but u don’t just be having sex with just anybody but I cant doe my body is taken for my boyfriend.”
Shannon Hodge, executive director of Options Public Charter School, said Greene had been hired to cover a one-day scheduled teacher absence.
“We are deeply concerned about what happened to one of our scholars,” Hodge said in a statement. “Our goal is to keep our scholars safe and secure.”
Though the age of consent in D.C. is 17, that does not apply to student-teacher relationships.
Greene’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 18. She must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet until she appears in court.