Guilty! Abigail Marie Simon, Grand Rapids, Michigan (arrested Aug 2013) [sexting]

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    Abigail Marie Simon, 33, tutor & study hall teacher at Catholic Central High School & West Catholic High School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Michigan, "allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage student"

    WZZM 13: Abigail Simon, former Catholic school employee arrested for rape (Aug 8 2013)

    A former staff member at West Catholic High School and Catholic Central High School is being charged with criminal sexual conduct for an inappropriate relationship with a student ... The Grand Rapids Diocese identified the former employee as Abigail Marie Simon. She was fired in late April after allegations surfaced about an inappropriate relationship with a student. Police started investigating in late April and an arrest warrant was obtained this week.

    Abigail Marie Simon, Grand Rapids, Michigan, West Catholic High School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, Catholic Central High School
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    M-Live: Former Grand Rapids Catholic Schools tutor pleads not guilty to sex with student (Aug 9 2013)

    Abigail Marie Simon, 33, is charged with first-degree criminal-sexual conduct, a potential life offense, and accosting a minor for immoral purposes, a four-year felony. She allegedly had a sexual relationship with the student between Feb. 1 and April 26 at her former apartment ... Simon, described as a tutor and study hall teacher at Catholic Central and West Catholic high schools, was fired in April after the school learned about the alleged relationship with a 15-year-old boy. His mother discovered text messages between her son and Simon that included sexual references and photos of Simon in a garter belt, police said in court records.
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    WOOD TV: Sexting in tutor-student relationship: Abigail Simon from Grand Blanc (Aug 9 2013)

    The probable cause also shows that the Grand Rapids Police Department found sexual text messages between Simon and a teenage boy in April. The probable cause has the victim's age as 15, but police told 24 Hour News 8 on Thursday that the teenager is 16. The victim originally told police there was sexual contact between him and Simon, but later recanted that statement. Afterwards, the victim again told police there was sexual contact. Police said the text messages between Simon and the teenager support there being sexual contact. According to the testimony, police also found a picture of Simon in a garter belt.
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    WZZM 13: Former school employee charged with CSC (Aug 10 2013)

    Abigail Simon was charged with CSC, 1st Degree and Accosting a Minor for Immoral Purposes. She is being held on a $25,000 bond, because she had contacted the victim after being told not to.
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    New York Daily News: Catholic school tutor accused of having sex with student, 15, who had pictures of woman in garter belt (Aug 10 2013)

    A Michigan Catholic school tutor was collared for having sex with a 15-year-old student — after the boy’s mother found pictures of the woman wearing a garter belt stored in her son’s phone, prosecutors said. Abigail Marie Simon, 33, is accused of having a sexual relationship with the boy that included trysts in her former apartment between Feb. 1 and April 26 ... Simon, who now lives with her parents in Grand Blanc, was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail on Friday, after she pleaded not guilty to charges that include criminal sexual conduct and accosting a minor for immoral purposes.
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    M-Live: 'She already won' attorney says of former Catholic school tutor convicted of sex crimes with teen (Nov 26 2014)

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A former Catholic school tutor will go to prison after a jury did not believe that she was the true victim, not the 15-year-old with whom she had sex.

    Abigail Simon’s mother and sister wailed as the verdict was read Wednesday, Nov. 26, while she seemed stunned and her teen victim remained stoic.

    The 11-woman, one-man jury did not buy the defense claim that the then-33-year-old Simon was sexually assaulted by the teen, who then controlled her to the point that she not only never reported the assault but systematically covered up her relationship with the boy from everyone including her family and closest friends.

    In a trial that lasted nearly three weeks, Simon went toe-to-toe with assistant Kent County Prosecutor Helen Brinkman in heated Kent County Circuit Court exchanges.

    But Simon could not overcome evidence that included more than 1,000 mutually sloppy romantic text messages in which she declared her love for the boy to him and to her friends.​

    Guilty. We'll see what the actual sentence is.
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    Thanks for the update! :)
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    imho 5-8 years is about right for someone that commits the crime. If sentences like this were handed out more consistently, then maybe there'd be a little less of this kind of activity. I'm glad the judge didn't use the 'it's different if it's a woman' double standard. In Simon's case, I hope the sentence is longer than 8 years simply because of her defense tactic which included a rape claim that she sticks to even during the sentencing....Pathetic.
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    You know, I've read so many articles similar to the above story here on TMP. Can someone please tell me what's the attraction these women have with young boys? I just don't get it. From women in their 20's to 40's, it's all over the age spectrum and it's so devastating to the families. Is it really worth throwing away your life for a romp? NOOOOOOO!
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