Lawsuit Filed In Teacher-Student Sex Case 5-04-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Lawsuit Filed In Teacher-Student Sex Case 5-04-2011

Freeland Community Schools may face a lawsuit following a teacher-student sex scandal.
The suit is asking for at least $1 million and states there's been a violation of civil rights.
Marcie Rousseau, 34, was the teacher convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old student. She was sentenced to serve four to 15 years in prison for sex crimes.
The lawsuit also includes three current and former administrators.
Few details on the suit have been made public. Stay with WNEM.com and TV5 as more information is released.

Below is further information relating to the story previously posted at WNEM.com:

According to court documents obtained by TV5, sexual incidents between the teacher and a 16-year-old male student occurred at her home, the teen's home, at area hotels and in her two vehicles.
An investigative report by the Saginaw News last year sheds light on several details of the trysts between teacher and student.
The newspaper obtained 109 pages of documents detailing the findings of investigators working the case.
Among those are that police reports show the former Freeland High School assistant principal, J. Barry Weldon Jr., of being “hostile” and “very uncooperative” with investigators probing claims that Rousseau had sex with a male student.
Weldon, 37, resigned from his position in 2010. Police reported early in their investigation that Weldon was planning on being with Rousseau once their divorces were finalized. On two occasions, police spoke with students who said they witnessed Rousseau and Weldon together in her classroom after hours, with the door closed.
The Saginaw News findings indicate that early in the investigation, police found the 16-year-old male victim very protective of Rousseau in the hopes of striking a deal with authorities to allow the teacher to resign, as opposed to facing criminal charges. TV5 also obtained court documents outlining the testimony of the victim.
That victim claimed in court papers that he and Rousseau met for sex 100 times between May 2009 and February 2010. The Saginaw News also reported a 2006 Freeland High graduate told authorities he had sex with Rousseau during his senior year.
That student was 18 during the encounters, and it is not illegal for a teacher to have consensual sex with an 18-year-old.
The Saginaw New also found that another male student told investigators that Rousseau wrote a paper for him and that she named him “Sexy Stud 21” on her cell phone contact list. That student said the English teacher sent him text messages saying, “Good night sexy.”
Digging deeper into the documents showed that police talked with another student who claimed Rousseau “was always flirting with jocks” at school. The Saginaw News reported that same student told police that if a male pupil needed a pencil, Rousseau would put one in her pocket and make the student get it out of her pocket.
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