A former teacher at a private Christian high school in Florida has been arrested for allegedly twerking on an underage student and pressuring him to drink alcohol—even going as far as forcing the straw from her cup into his mouth.
Julie Kinsey Hoover, 39, used to teach at the Point of Grace Christian School in Perry, Florida—where she reportedly made the then-17-year-old boy drink alcohol and rubbed her body against him during the high school prom held on 8 April 2022.
“The former student informed the investigator that, at the prom, Ms. Hoover pressured him to drink alcoholic beverages, and multiple times put the straw from an alcoholic drink in his mouth,” the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, as noted by NBC News.
The student also said that Hoover approached him on the dance floor several times “and began twerking on him (rubbing her buttocks on him),” the office added. This made the 17-year-old uncomfortable and he left the dance floor each time.
Two other witnesses corroborated the teenager’s claims and told investigators that they got in between Hoover and the student on multiple occasions, urging the teacher to stop her actions.
As per NBC News, Hoover was jailed based on an arrest warrant that alleged a misdemeanour charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and a second felony charge of an authority figure soliciting or engaging in lewd conduct with a student. “Jail records indicate Hoover was booked and released Tuesday,” the publication continued. “Her case included zero bond, according to those records.”
But this is not the first time the 39-year-old teacher has faced legal troubles.
Hoover was first arrested in June after deputies said she was sexting an 18-year-old senior at the high school. The mother of the student first contacted the sheriff’s office on 2 June after finding explicit messages between the teen and the teacher. Court documents also mentioned that Hoover was attempting to lure the student into her home while her husband was away at work.
As noted by WCTV, a spokesperson for the high school issued a statement in response to Hoover’s latest arrest. “Mrs. Hoover is a former teacher with Point of Grace Christian. We will not provide further information on her employment or departure from our school,” they said.
“The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office informed us of the allegations against Mrs. Hoover, and we have cooperated with the investigation. Out of respect for the judicial process, we will not comment any further at this time.”
Savannah Daisley is accused of allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy in May 2021 and has since been charged with four counts of aggravated sexual intercourse.
48-year-old Savannah Daisley, founder of home detox brand Smart Cleanse, is calling for her release from prison as she is “losing millions.” The entrepreneur is currently being held in Sydney’s infamous Silverwater Correctional Complex and has been in custody since 27 June 2021.
She is accused of allegedly having sex with a teenage boy in May 2021 and has since been charged with four counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a child between 14 and 16 years of age after a legal phone tap heard the heiress admit to her some of her depraved acts, the police prosecution team previously stated.
Daisley has now applied for bail, putting up $100,000 AUD (£58,000) to try and secure her release from Silverwater. She appeared at the Down Centre Local Court in Sydney on 25 June 2022, where her defence barrister told the court her mental health was “deteriorating” and offered up the bail money in order to fight her case to be released, as per news.com.au.
The court was told that Daisley was highly intoxicated at the time the incidents occurred. However, Prosecutor Mckinnon reportedly went on to state that it was not a “spontaneous act” and that Daisley had made “certain disclosures” about her “feelings” prior to the alleged acts.
Additionally, the court heard that Daisley’s mother was suffering from ovarian cancer and that, combined with further imprisonment, would be severely detrimental to the accused’s mental health as well as being a “substantial financial deterrent” to her business.
Defence barrister Gabrielle Bashir argued that should Daisley stay in prison, her business would lose “millions of dollars” or even go bust. Bashir went on to tell the court that “she is the only one who can work on her new products and re-branding, $300,000 will be lost immediately.”
What’s more is that magistrate Alison Viney accepted the bail money and agreed with the defence lawyer’s argument, granting Daisley bail. Viney added that she was confident that Daisley would not be a risk to the public.
Daisley’s bail conditions presently state that she must live with her parents in the Southern Highlands, must not leave the house unless accompanied, must give up her passport and report to Moss Vale Police Station three times a week. Daisley is yet to enter an official plea.