Since WizBang already has a category for this …
A married South Shore teacher was living a disturbed double life for nearly two years, police said, allegedly seducing a 13-year-old boy, plying him with booze and having sex with him on kitchen floors and couches, sometimes right under the nose of her husband.
Christine A. McCallum, 29, who is on leave from her job at an Abington elementary school, was charged yesterday with seven counts of statutory rape for the serial liaisons in Rockland and Abington from February 2006, when she allegedly took the boy’s virginity, to November 2007.
… [H]er alleged teenage conquest told police they had sex more than 300 times – almost “every other day” while he was 13, 14 and 15 years old. The boy told police they had sex for the first time Feb. 7, 2006, on a couch at McCallum’s Rockland home while her husband slept upstairs, according to a police report.
McCallum weaved her way into the boy’s life in late 2005, prosecutors said, when she became a tutor for his younger brother, let them stay at her house, emptied their backpacks after school, fed them dinner and gave them rides.
But within months, prosecutors said, McCallum was plying the boy with cranberry and vodka drinks, Jell-o shots and rum, and sleeping with him in her house and his house.
McCallum ended the relationship in November 2007 in a fit of jealousy, after she found out he was using the cell phone she bought him to text other girls, police said. They had sex that night for the last time, police said.
“She was crying. She kissed him and told him she loved him. He told her he loved her,” according to a police report.
To answer the top question on everyone’s mind, here’s a photo of McCallum:
I don’t have much to add to this story except to once again shake my head in disbelief. If these allegations are true (and it seems pretty improbable that the police would charge her without a strong case) then Christine McCallum is a severely disturbed individual. She has harmed not only herself, but also her husband, her teenage paramour, their families, and the reputation of her school.
As far as I am concerned, the court should throw the book at her just as they would if she were a male teacher who was sexually involved with a 14 year old girl. Hopefully incarceration will teach her the magnitude of her wrongdoing, and therapy will help her resolve some of her obvious emotional problems. Sometimes you have to reach rock bottom before you can claw your way back to the surface. But even then, Christine McCallum should probably be permanently banned from unsupervised contact with teenagers.