Megan Mahoney was once a basketball coach and gym teacher at a prestigious school in New York. She is now facing 30 counts of statutory rape.
Mahoney was allegedly having sex with one student at the school for a time period of several months. During this time she and the male student also performed oral sex on each other and many of their sexual encounters reportedly took place on school property.
According to reports, Mahoney approached the student after school one day and offered to coach him at basketball. Their relationship soon turned sexual and the student claims that he and Mahoney would have sex several times a week starting in October 2013.
In January 2014, Mahoney resigned from her positions as assistant basketball coach and gym teacher at Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island.
#NewYork gym teacher Megan Mahoney charged with 30 counts of statutory rape http://t.co/HhgcSZsCI3 pic.twitter.com/ZFZchTsRbt
— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) October 24, 2014
The student said that the relationship was casual and purely sexual.
“We would just drive around and [do it] in the car,” the boy, whose name was withheld said in an interview.
The school’s athletic director is also being investigated for failing to report sex abuse accusations against Mahoney and another female teacher at the school.
Mahoney faces 30 counts of statutory rape as a result of the alleged sexual abuse.
Before she became a gym teacher, Mahoney was a talented athlete and played basketball for Fordham University and Wagner College. Her interest in sports and her athletic abilities are what inspired her to become a gym teacher and coach and many of the students and teachers at the school where Mahoney was employed said she was very good at her job and well liked.
What do you think drove Mahoney to start a sexual relationship with a student and what motivated the student to finally come clean about everything?