Siloam Springs Teacher Accused Of Sex With A Student Pleads Not Guilty

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SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – A Siloam Springs teacher that was accused of having sex with a student pleaded not guilty on Monday (Oct. 13), officials say.

Mary F. McCormick, 32, was arraigned before Circuit Judge Brad Karren on Monday, accused of raping and exchanging explicit photographs with a 13-year-old boy.

She was arrested in August and spent a night in the Benton County Jail before being released on a $50,000 bond, authorities said.

Her next court date is scheduled for Dec. 10, according to officials.

Siloam Springs detectives began investigating McCormick Aug. 8 amid reports she engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a young teenager. The incidents occurred between June and August, according to the Siloam Springs Police Department.

Through the investigation, police said they collected evidence suggesting there was an exchange of electronic messages, photographs and a sexual relationship between McCormick and the victim.

A probable cause affidavit states the two had consensual sex at least twice. Under Arkansas law, “consensual” sex between an adult and an underage minor is considered rape because the minor cannot legally consent.

The encounters began after a friend dared the 13 year old to contact McCormick, the affidavit states. In one instance, the boy and a friend went over to the teacher’s apartment to watch a movie. The friend left, but the 13 year old stayed and later had sex with the teacher in her bedroom, the affidavit states.

The teacher and student sent each other Snap Chat messages of each other’s genitalia during the sexual relationship, police said. A 12-year-old female friend of the victim said she discovered one of the Snap Chats accidentally after borrowing the victim’s phone. The message showed McCormick wearing nothing but a towel, along with sexual comments, according to the probable cause affidavit.

13 comments

  • Objectivefodder

    From the beginning of time, masters of have always had intimate relationships with their students. In the is day and age, we’ve acclimated to accepting a puritan attitude towards such, but let’s be honest, we’re biological creatures aren’t we? She created and developed a relationship with a student and it wasn’t apropos. I give her a break. Women, like men, are human and composed of the same genetic code. Why are we condemning her when we ourselves are hypocritical when we have affectionate sympathy towards youth and beauty. I know we’ve accepted a standard of biblical prudence, but let’s be honest, we’re animals and composed of lustful inhibitions which control our psyche; Although males have been condemned and tried, I find it hypocritical to mark these people for life. We’re biological creatures and we’re fallible and prone to making errors. Leave it be. Some of us are struggling with more important issues than sexual improprieties. Call me anything you want, but I am a human and I’m capable of making mistakes. Ask yourself this question, are you perfect?

    • Iwantsomeofthat

      I’m perfect. Perfectly sure I am jealous of a 13 yo boy. I wish I had a teacher like her when I was his age.

      • Amazed

        You probably did have a teacher like that, you just did not know it. Most guys back in the day kept their mouths shut and did not say anything because they wanted the activities to continue. Ask some of your fellow classmates and they still won’t talk to this day I bet.

      • Iwantsomeofthat

        My teachers were all 60 year old women mad at the world because their pay was horrible. Even if they wanted to…I wouldn’t have. I meant decent looking (or hot) teachers interested in me. Lol

    • Tom Billings

      “Why are we condemning her when we ourselves are hypocritical when we have affectionate sympathy towards youth and beauty.”

      Affectionate sympathy? That is not the issue.

      The issue is the actions of a hierarch whose position placed her in a superior position in the schools’ hierarchies to that of a minor. Those actions, by law, are supposed to be bounded by strict rules. It does not matter whether the hierarch is male or female.

      Yes, we are a species of large obstreperously violent primates. We have also learned how to live together in far larger groups, using law as our guide. When we leave behind the rule of law, we enter the domain of being ruled by the desires of hierarchs, …whether those are in a school hierarchy, a political hierarchy, or a corporate hierarchy. When desire is the only guide to action for those in superior positions in a hierarchy, they end up taking whatever they want.

      The issue is simple. Do we continue to live under the rule of Law? Or do we accept life under the desires of our superiors hierarchs?

      So, which is it to be?

    • Objectivefodder

      Richard, C’mon, you are smarter than that. You know the Algorithms. We’re biological creatures. It’s okay. Calm down. The creator knows were human and we’re made up of natural inhibitions. They’re scared of legal anomalies. It’s okay, we get your point. I will take on any Christian anytime any day. The creator isn’t what you think. The right has aligned themselves falsely. They know. I approve your message. Peace. The awakening has began.

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