April 23, 2024
Entrance to Mt. Carmel Excessive Faculty. Courtesy Poway Unified Faculty District

A Mount Carmel Excessive Faculty trainer who allegedly engaged in a yearslong sexual relationship with an underage feminine scholar pleaded not responsible Friday to 17 felony counts.

Stacy Michelle Walker, 40, was arrested Wednesday for what a prosecutor stated was “a extremely inappropriate relationship” that started when the sufferer was 15 years previous.

Deputy District Lawyer Vanessa Gerard stated the interactions between Walker and the sufferer continued till 2020, when the sufferer was 18.

Police say the crimes started with sexual conversations that led to exchanges of specific textual content messages, images and movies, after which intercourse acts.

The sufferer reported the alleged crimes to San Diego police final July, SDPD Lt. Dan Sayasane stated.

Walker faces as much as 13 years in state jail if she is convicted of all counts, which embody fees of sexual penetration by a overseas object, oral copulation of an individual below 18, and contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense. A felony grievance states the crimes allegedly occurred in 2018 and 2019.

Walker was initially held on $405,000 bail, however bail was reset Friday to $150,000 following a stipulation between the prosecution and Walker’s protection attorneys.

If she is launched, Walker is ordered to not contact the sufferer, to avoid minors except they’re rapid relations, and to comply with a “Fourth Waiver,” which permits legislation enforcement to look her particular person or property with no warrant.

A 2015 article from the college’s scholar newspaper identifies Walker as a drama and theater tech trainer. It additionally says she is a former Mount Carmel Excessive scholar.

“I really like being again. I really like being a Sundevil once more,” she informed the MC Solar. “I used to be interviewing for jobs at a pair different faculties however in my coronary heart I at all times wished to return again right here.”

The Poway Unified Faculty District stated Walker was positioned on go away final summer season when the allegations arose, whereas Mt. Carmel’s principal, Yael Bozzay, wrote in a latest letter to folks that — with out naming Walker — she has not taught at Mt. Carmel this college yr.

Considered one of Walker’s former college students, Isaiah Jones, attended Walker’s arraignment and informed reporters that the allegations “didn’t really feel actual.”

Jones stated, “She’s the final sort of particular person I might have anticipated to do that.”

Walker was one in all two San Diego youth educators arrested inside hours of one another for alleged sex-related crimes involving minors.

On Wednesday, 41-year-old Charles Thomas Boyd De Freitas, an affiliate principal at Hoover Excessive Faculty in Metropolis Heights, was jailed on suspicion of possessing and distributing little one pornography, police stated. He’s set to be arraigned subsequent week.