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Tiffany Leiseth: Teacher Charged After Engaging in Sex With Two 18-year-old Students

    July 10, 2014
    Pam Wright
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A New Brighton School District substitute teacher in Pennsylvania was charged Tuesday with two counts of felony institutional sexual assault and one count of furnishing alcohol to minors after allegedly engaging in sexual activity with two of her students.

Tiffany Leiseth, 26, a substitute teacher in the New Brighton School District for the past two years, was serving this past year as a long-term English class substitute at the high school.

Police were alerted after the district’s superintendent allegedly received two phone calls claiming senior male students at the school were sexually involved with a teacher. An investigation ensued at the end of May.

“They had a rumor that a school teacher was sending nude photographs of herself to two male students,” said Chief Leo McCarthy, of Moon Township Police. “They followed up on that rumor and they found those students, and they found the nude photographs, and they identified the teacher.”

The investigation revealed that Leiseth — who is married — texted nude photos to two 18-year-old seniors who were in her English class.

The two men described in a police interview how they had been separately invited to Leiseth’s house, offered beer and engaged in sex.

“It’s known as institutional sexual assault. It’s a felony of the third degree,” said Chief McCarthy. “This crime came on the books around 2007. It’s designed to give people who are being supervised by others protection.”

Defense attorney Mike Deriso has a different opinion.

“She was not their teacher at the time, and they were not her students. My client did not pursue those boys,” said Deriso. “They are adults. They make their own decisions.”

“Regardless of your age, whether you’re an adult or not, if you’re a high school student, a teacher cannot have sexual relations with you,” said McCarthy.

“In this case, a school teacher cannot have sex with a student. Now, in this case, these sexual acts are alleged to have occurred hours after the last day of school, but it was several days before they graduated,” said McCarthy. “The superintendent in New Brighton told us ‘those kids are our students until they walk across that stage and get that diploma.’ Therefore, they were still students, so this law applies.”

Investigators say they could not charge Leiseth with any crime related to sending nude photographs of herself to the 18-year-old boys because of their age at the time they are described as adults.

She has been fired by the school district.

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  • Greg

    Not to condone teachers having sex with students, but how can there be criminal charges if the students were 18? This was not rape. This is an 18 year old boy’s dream. She should be fired for sure, but they were consenting adults and it shouldn’t result in charges.

    • Mick56

      I agree, what difference does a few days make. I never went to my graduation ceremony but still got my diploma in the mail. I think the police and superintendent are grasping at straws here.

      • Chanel

        but they were still students going to school are there are rules these teacher should go by

        • Lordbinder

          reread the story. school was out for the year.

          • anamericangigolo

            THEY HAD NOT GRADUATED. THEY WERE STUDENTS.

            NICE WHIFF.

      • anamericangigolo

        IT IS A RAPE. IT IS ILLEGAL.

        • john carver

          no its not idiot

    • anamericangigolo

      IT MAY BE YOUR DREAM.

      TO THE REST OF SOCIETY IT IS RAPE.

  • jamime hoot

    These laws are in place to protect students from feeling pressured into sexual affairs.

  • Oakland U.

    No matter the legality here, how pathetic is this woman?

    • Patrick

      she is having sex with two legal adults what is so pathetic about it? they were not underaged.

      • Zeus Almighty

        grown women having sex with highschool age/ or boys in highschool is pethetic. ask any women with half a brain and self confidence.

        • robert lulek

          She’s barely older than the boys big deal legal age!!!

      • Zeus Almighty

        now do I appluad her for it……absolutely

      • anamericangigolo

        A GROWN WOMAN BANGING HIGH SCHOOL KIDS IS ILLEGAL.

  • Patrick

    the two boys were 18 and legally adults…so students or not if all parties wish to have sex which is of consenting adults. then there should be no criminal charges…….if they were uderaged that is different story. but they were both 18 and by law that makes them adults.

    I agree the police and superintendent are grasping at straws here. they have no grounds to stand on if all parties are adults.

    • anamericangigolo

      NO FEMALE TEACHER MAY BANG HER MALE STUDENTS.

      IT’S CALLED RAPE.

      • Mike Holmes

        You have got to be one horny queen and very jealous that she got some of their jizz and you did not

        • anamericangigolo

          Get help,

  • Conspiracyin559

    Where is the Victim in this story?

    • Zeus Almighty

      the two boys and the teacher (they got caught is the only sad part of the story)

    • anamericangigolo

      THE STUDENTS ARE THE VICTIMS.

  • Zeus Almighty

    Probably happened before they were 18. Not a crime at all, she’s a hero.

    • anamericangigolo

      YOU ARE ENDORSING THE ACTIONS OF A RAPIST.

  • Zeus Almighty

    I’m all for double standards in this case. Hot women having sex with high school boys totally fine and ok with. Now even as a male I feel if a grown man has sex with a highschool girl or any student of any age colllege or highschool its disgusting and disturbing.

    • anamericangigolo

      YOU ARE ENDORSING RAPE.

      • Zeus Almighty

        So American ”Gigolo” you support prostitution but not consensual sex between adults (18 years old)? Contradicting moral code.

        • anamericangigolo

          RAPING KIDS PLACED IN YOUR CARE VIOLATES ALL MORAL CODE.

          NICE WHIFF.

          • john carver

            when and where did she force them to have sex with her

      • Zeus Almighty

        Who got raped?

        • anamericangigolo

          BOTH STUDENTS.

          • Zeus Almighty

            They weren’t raped. It was consensual and they’re of age. How is that rape?

          • anamericangigolo

            WHEN THE INITIATOR OF CONGRESS IS AN AUTHORITY FIGURE IT IS RAPE.

            IT’S CALLED “INSTITUTIONAL RAPE”. A THIRD DEGREE FELONY.

            NICE WHIFF.

          • Zeus Almighty

            Congress? Really? You can church it up all you want dummy but 18 is 18 and consensual is consensual which is the basic definition of the word rape. So nice try but you couldn’t be more wrong if you tried. Now the moral aspect of the situation between a student and a teacher is a different arguement all together but not rape. Pick up a book because you sound like a effing retard. Go ahead and reply but I won’t read it or reply to you.

          • anamericangigolo

            NO AUTHORITY FIGURE MAY INITIATE CONGRESS WITH A SUBORDINATE.

            IT IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY AND IT IS CALLED INSTITUTIONAL RAPE.

            THE LAW IS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE POWERLESS WITHIN AN INSTITUTIONAL HIERARCHY FROM ABUSES OF POWER AS IN THIS CASE.

            DON’T RAPE KIDS PLACED IN YOUR CARE.

          • john carver

            so did carter rape Lewinsky ???

  • Zeus Almighty

    I say fire her but no criminal charges need to be pressed. The humilation as a woman to have to stoop to the level of sleeping with teenage boys and have it publicly stated is enough punishment in its own right.

    • anamericangigolo

      IT IS A CRIME OF THE WORST KIND.

  • anamericangigolo

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH WOMEN TODAY???
    DO THEY HAVE TO GET THEIR ROCKS OFF CHASING KIDS???

    THIS TEACHER HAS NO BUSINESS BANGING MALE OR FEMALE STUDENTS.

    • john carver

      its also a felony to represent yourself on the internet using someone elses photo without there permission, does richard gere know your using his photo ???

  • john carver

    sounds like McCarthy is making up his own laws, another crooked cop, there 18 they can do and she can do what she wants, that law was made to protect minors

    • anamericangigolo

      RAPISTS CANNOT DO WHAT THEY WANT.

  • john carver

    im 54 and if an 18 yo girl wanted to have sex with me id jump on it

    • anamericangigolo

      IF YOU WERE THEIR TEACHER YOU WOULD BE GUILTY OF INSTITUTIONAL RAPE.

  • Mike Holmes

    Sorry American gigolo Queen that you are so upset because this horny little teacher got some of these 2 men’s jizz and you missed out. 18 year old boys are not children, ask the parents of the 30,000 that died in Viet Nam alone if they were children

    • anamericangigolo

      DON’T CONDONE RAPE.
      ANYONE WHO CONDONES RAPE OF SUBORDINATES NEVER SET FOOT ON A BATTLE FIELD.

  • Mike Holmes

    The old sheriff and American gigolo are pissed because they were not invited to the party

    • anamericangigolo

      DON’T ENDORSE RAPE.

    • Nick McNelis

      Yep. Gigolo is jealous he was never the teacher’s pet

  • Nick McNelis

    So two 18 year old guys have sex with a 26 year old teacher and partied with her….so they complained about it? Makes no sense to me.

    • anamericangigolo

      DON’T CONDONE INSTITUTIONAL RAPE.

      • spooky

        Ok if you read the article she was not their teacher. She was a sub teacher in the middle school. and they were out of school finals were taken. etc. Graduation is a formality. They were 18 which they can vote and die for their country. But can’t have sex??? I don’t condone rape…in no such form. but I also don’t believe in the waste of tax money. this was not rape. A Jury will find her not quitly and a judge will laugh at the charges. This is a waste of Tax Money.

        • anamericangigolo

          NO TEACHER MAY INITIATE CONGRESS WITH A STUDENT.
          IT IS INSTITUTIONAL RAPE. IT IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY.

          DON’T CONDONE RAPE.

        • Mike

          You all need to go back to school for reading classes & you need to learn to comprehend what you are reading. It is time to pull out your dictionaries & look up the word, comprehend.
          For those that still can’t comprehend what they are reading, let me try to help you.
          (1) All persons involved were of LEGAL CONSENTING AGE TO ENGAGE IN SEX.
          (2) The person in the authority position was a SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, she was only a fill-in teacher. I don’t know about the rest of you but when I was in school, the substitutes didn’t get any respect from the students & we didn’t pay attention to a single thing they said cuz they were only there for a day or two. Our regular teacher was a different story.
          (3) It was high school not middle school.
          (4) It is NOT called Institutional Rape, it is called INSTITUTIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT.
          (5) The teacher is 26 & the boys are 18, once again, all persons involved are of legal consenting age. She is 8yrs older than the guys & the guys are ADULTS. They can vote & go to war so why can’t they have sex with a woman who happens to be a few years older than they are. I’m 50yrs old & my wife is 44yrs old & I know hundreds of couples where one is a few years older than their partner.
          (6) Nobody was forced or coerced to have sex.
          (7) All individuals are ADULTS.
          (8) It didn’t happen on school property or at a school function.
          (9) THE ONLY REAL CRIME COMMITTED WAS FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE LEGAL AGE OF CONSUMPTION.

      • kerry

        you say rape too much

    • ZLV

      They weren’t complaining… they were bragging!

  • ZLV

    Did any one else notice that the American Gigolo is “liking” her own comment? On EVERY single comment. Of course this observation probably means that I endorse “institutional rape”…

    • spooky

      yes