Teacher charged with 24 sex crimes after posting TikToks of students, school says
A former Tennessee elementary school teacher is facing two dozen child sex charges including rape after police say she posted inappropriate videos of students to TikTok.
Taylor Cruze, 23, was indicted last week by a grand jury in Smyrna as a result of a police investigation in connection to the felony crimes, Rutherford County Schools spokesperson James Evans told USA TODAY.
Evans said that prior to her arrest last month, Cruze was a first-year fifth-grade teacher at John Colemon Elementary School in Smyrna, about 25 miles southeast of Nashville.
She was suspended without pay May 2, Evans said, and resigned from her job May 22.
Evans did not provide additional details about the case to USA TODAY, including what the TikTok videos contained or when they were posted.
On Aug. 3, court records show, officials issued a warrant for Cruze’s arrest and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office arrested her Aug. 10.
Cruze is charged with multiple counts of exploitation of a minor under 13 by electronic means, exploitation of a minor by electronic means and especially aggravated sex exploitation of a minor. She also faces charges of solicitation of a minor – rape of a child, and sexual battery by an authority figure.
Court documents show that at the time of her arrest, Cruze lived in Murfreesboro, about 14 miles south of the elementary school.
On Wednesday, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lisa Marchesoni told USA TODAY her current address was listed in Knoxville.
A jail spokesperson told USA TODAY Wednesday that Cruze posted a $100,000 bond the same day she was arrested.
Court records show she is due in court on Sept. 28 for a plea hearing.
Evans said the school district is “fully cooperating with law enforcement” as the investigation continues.
Irving teacher molested 7-year-old girl, then went to teach in another school, police say
IRVING, TX – A former Irving elementary school teacher has been arrested and accused of molesting one of his students in the second grade during the 2020-21 school year, Irving police said Thursday.
Irving police believe other students may have been sexually abused by the teacher.
Police identified the suspect as 28-year-old Victor Hugo Moreno, who was arrested last week and was released from jail after posting a $15,000 bond.
He faces charges of continuous sex abuse of a young child and improper relationship between student and educator, Irving police said.
The 28-year-old former teacher is accused of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl who was in the second grade at Townsell Elementary in Irving. Moreno was her teacher.
Irving school district officials received an outcry in the spring semester of the 2021-22 school year.
Moreno resigned from the Irving school district at the end of the 2020-21 school year after failing to meet his certification requirements, Irving police said.
Moreno taught in the Plano school district during the 2021-22 school year and was fired because of a code of conduct violation, police said.
School and police officials are encouraging anyone whose whose child could have interacted with Moreno in the Irving and Plano school districts to talk with their children, family members, and friends to make them aware of Moreno.
If you know of a victim or are a victim, contact the Irving Police Department at 972-273-1010 or call your local police department, or dial 911.
Special Education Teacher at Miami School Facing Child Abuse, Neglect Charges
MIAMI, FL – A special education teacher at a Miami elementary school is facing charges after police said she punched a student and shoved another.
Graciela Reyes-Marino, a teacher at Auburndale Elementary, was arrested Thursday on aggravated child abuse and child neglect charges, an arrest report said.
The report said earlier this month a boy in Reyes-Marino’s class had been crying and screaming when she allegedly grabbed him by the wrist and shoved him into a bathroom corridor.
She then closed the doors behind the boy, leaving him alone in a confined area for 3-4 seconds until he started screaming louder, the report said. She then opened the door and walked him to his desk.
During a separate incident, a student who was looking under his desk had been asked to stop multiple times by Reyes-Marino before she punched him on his upper back area with a closed fist, the report said.
“[Reyes-Marino] forcefully lifted [the victim] from the ground, proceeded to kick him in the leg and punch him with a closed fist on his upper back area prior to sitting him down,” the report said.
The report said Reyes-Marino denied punching the boy and said she propped the door open for the other student in the corridor.
Reyes-Marino, 60, was booked into jail and later released on bond.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools officials said Reyes-Marino had been employed by the district for about eight years but will be fired.
“Miami-Dade County Public Schools is deeply disturbed about the serious allegations made against the employee. Conduct such as the one she is accused of will not be tolerated,” the district said in a statement. “As soon as the allegations surfaced, the individual was reassigned away from the school setting pending the outcome of an investigation by the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department. As a result of this week’s arrest, her employment will be terminated and she will be precluded from seeking future work with the District.”
Austin TX BDSM Librarian Invited convicted male prostitute Drag Queen to read to schoolchildren
Remember though that BDSM stand for Bondage/Discipline Domination/Submission Sadism/Masochism and not only Bondage Discipline Sadism and Masochism.
A trail of depravity in a public elementary school.
School district does not consider this a problem!
Part of a pattern around the country?
There was a time when schoolteachers – especially in elementary schools – had to have moral integrity as well as academic knowledge in order to teach children. People of a certain age remember that. But those days are gone. Unfortunately, most parents either don’t realize it or don’t care.
Last year, our Texas MassResistance Director, Tracy Shannon, received a disturbing tip from a local parent. The Blackshear Elementary School had invited an Austin-area Drag Queen, David Lee Richardson, aka “Miss Kitty Litter,” to read to the children in the school library.
Two months earlier, MassResistance had exposed “Miss Kitty Litter” as a convicted male prostitute. “Miss Kitty Litter” had been doing “Drag Queen Story Hour” events in the Austin Public Library system. Tracy even held a press conference at the Austin City Hall about the MassResistance exposé.
How did a “Drag Queen” who is a convicted prostitute also get into the Blackshear Elementary School? What is going on? Was there a background check?
As Tracy continued to uncover more, Arthur Schaper of MassResistance filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Austin Independent School District for all materials regarding that incident, including the people who invited “Miss Kitty Litter” to the school. What we found out was shocking!
Brought in by school librarian – who knew about the prostitution conviction!
The FOIA request yielded quite a bit of information. We discovered that Roger Grape, the school librarian for the past seven years (who calls himself the “Guybrarian”) was the person behind inviting Miss Kitty Litter to the library.
We also learned that Grape knew that Miss Kitty Litter had a criminal record – and he knew that MassResistance had exposed it. But he still wanted to take every step possible to get him into the children’s library anyway. (He also attempted to invite additional Drag Queen performers to read to the children, according to the FOIA material.)
Here are the text messages between Roger Grape and David Richardson (Miss Kitty Litter):
Richardson’s texts have GRAY background; Grape’s text have BLUE background.
First, Richardson acknowledges to Grape that he might not pass a background check at all because of his prior conviction:
I REFUSE TO RUN THESE ALPHABET PERVERSE GROUP CHILD PREDATORS SCHEMEING TO GET IN AROUND OUR CHILDREN!!!!
Rather than be concerned about the well-being of the children, Grape instead suggests that there might be a loophole for Richardson, which he is happy to do:
If Our viewers wish to read this sick SEWER RAT CHILD PREDATOR BS, YOU CAN READ IT HERE.
(Deferred Adjudication in Texas means that the defendant pleads guilty to the crime, but the judge “defers” a guilty verdict and instead gives him probation. It is technically not considered a conviction, even though the court agreed that the evidence was against him and he admitted that he did it.)
In their texting back and forth, Grape and Richardson poked fun at Tracy Shannon, too. They both obviously were aware that she had already exposed this.
Lo and behold, Richardson passed the background check, even though Grape knew about his prostitution past, and Tracy had publicly announced it at a City Hall press conference.
Of course, because of the efforts of Texas MassResistance, Miss Kitty Litter was worried about possible protests at the elementary school. He even feared that parents might show up to try to stop the event! But the “Guybrarian” assured him that this school has more “progressive” parents, including the PTA, and there would likely be little or no pushback:
Library event scheduled during school’s “LGBTQ+ Pride Week”
The Drag Queen library reading event was scheduled during “LGBTQ+ Pride Week” at the elementary school. The fact that an elementary school would have such an event reflects the mindset of the people running things. It was apparently a district-wide promotion in the Austin schools.
A letter to the Blackshear Elementary parents was sent (or emailed) by “Mr. Grape, Guybrarian” about the upcoming ”LGBTQ+ Pride Week” reading event. He invited the parents to come and join their children at the event at the school library.
I REFUSE TO RUN ANY MORE OF THESE ALPHABET PERVERSE CHILD PREDATOR GROUP CONVERSATION.
IS THERE ANY ONE THAT DOUBT’S THAT THIS GROUP OF PERVERSE CHILD PREDATORS DO NOT BELONG ANYWHERE WITHIN A 100 MILES OF ANY CHILD, AND EVERYONE OF THEM SHOULD BE JAILED FOR FELONY CHILD ABUSE EVERY TIME THEY EVEN LOOK AT A CHILD!!!!
UCLA professor of medicine charged with possession and distribution of
A professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine was charged with distributing and possessing child pornography, a Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office news release announced Wednesday.
Guido Germano, director of artificial intelligence medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA professor-in-residence, plead not guilty to one felony count of distributing obscene matter and one count of possession of child or youth pornography Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
He is accused of using a peer-to-peer software to distribute child pornography videos and downloading them to his personal computer, according to Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson of the Cyber Crime Division in the news release.
Germano is still listed on the UCLA campus directory as of Aug. 2. However, he was placed on administrative leave Thursday after the university was made aware of the charges against him, a UCLA spokesperson said.
He was arrested June 19 and released on bond. His arraignment was scheduled for Aug. 1.
Germano faces a potential maximum sentence of three years and eight months in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the news release. The case is still under investigation.