Friday, March 31, 2017

Probable cause statement: North Middle School teacher, 37, had sex with 13-year-old boy

North Middle School reading teacher Amanda Schweitzer took a 13-year-old male student to her home and had sex with him, according to a probable cause statement filed today in Jasper County Circuit Court.

Schweitzer, 37, was charged today with felony statutory rape in the first degree.

Bond has been set at $40,000 cash or surety and $10,000 cash. A condition of the bond is that Schweitzer is to have no contact with the victim or the victim's family, according to court records.

From the probable cause statement written by Joplin Police Department Cpl. Luke Stahl.

On 3/29/2017 at 2518 W. 29th Street,  Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri 64804, Amanda Schweitzer committed the crime of statutory rape in the first degree.

Schweitzer drove the victim, C. A. to her residence at 2518 W. 29th Street. Schweitzer led C. A. into a bedroom inside the residence and remover her and C. A.'s clothing. Schweitzer and C. A. then had sexual intercourse in the bedroom. 

Schweitzer was 37 years old and C. A. was 13 years old at the time of the sexual intercourse.

The police department and state child abuse investigators have also been investigating allegations that Schweitzer sent nude photos of herself to three students, age 14, 14, and 13, though that is not included in the charges filed against her today.

The Joplin R-8 School District has placed Schweitzer on administrative leave.

UPDATE: North Middle School teacher behind bars on statutory rape charge






57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Waiting for people to come here and say how horrible it is that Turner is reporting these accusations as she will have her reputation ruined. Also, 13-year-old boys want sex, so he was willing.

Anonymous said...

A child can't consent.

Anonymous said...

He is a minor and lacks the maturity (and legal ability) to grant consent.

Anonymous said...

I notice that local media has no problem jumping on this story, but still avoided the one about the Freeman doctor engaged in similar behavior. When you have money behind you, or your organization advertises in local media, journalism comes second to financial interests.

Anonymous said...

This is horrible!!! Lynch the bitch

Sharon Godfrey said...

Seriously... 13 year old boys want a lot don't mean they get it!! Thats disgusting!! She has serious issues if having sex with a 13 year old is ok

Sharon Godfrey said...

Sick

Anonymous said...

She needs to be punished!! It makes me sick that a grown woman can't find a man to have sex with rather than a little boy. I hope she rots in jail.

Anonymous said...

Make her register as a sex offender and lose her teaching license! Sick and wrong!

Anonymous said...

It don't matter if he was willing

Anonymous said...

If it was a 13 yr old girl would you be ok with it????

Anonymous said...

And this is why people should never be allowed to freely speak when puking those kind of comments. Despicable waste of oxygen.

Anonymous said...

He's a child. She's an adult and should act like one....

Anonymous said...

Not only is this disgusting I don't understand why a 37 year old would be that desperate and that stupid to do this to a 13 year old. They always get caught. Obviously they are intelligent enough to become a teacher, why be so dumb. Sick.

Anonymous said...

Wow. This articlw seems like a new low, even for the Turner Report.

Anonymous said...

So sick. Not all 13yr old boys want sex. A LOT of them can't make sound/good judgments like Adults are expected to. They have not developed in so many ways(Mind & Body) Some are pressured by friends to look cool etc.. These messed up, no morals adults can put all kinds of things in their heads. She could have really enticed, groomed,tricked him- who knows. Even if a 13 or 14 yr old does this willinging, they are children and are the Victims. U seem to think you know it all. It doesn't matter if the child was willing or not, she is an Adult or suppose to be anyway. If guilty, she needs prison time for rape. She shouldn't Ever be allowed to work with children again in any profession. This is so sad for the child & their families. Thank You Mr Turner for your report. If she is indeed found guilty, I hope Justice is served as this is pure evil, stupid and formost disgusting!

No one said...

She's married and her husband is a police Sargent in Oklahoma and has a six year old son... she's a sick person

Anonymous said...

100% agree!

Anonymous said...

She's a sick person .... she's married to a police Sargent and has a 6 year old son.. she needs to get what she deserves period!!!

Anonymous said...

She is a sick individual, she taught my son , she was supposed keep my child safe. Guess school isn't safe on any account

Anonymous said...

You need to remove the victim's initials. It's not difficult for the students or the community to narrow down which 13 year old boy attending that school has those initials.

Anonymous said...

Ok its hard to believe that a 13 yr old lacks the maturity to grant consent for sex but an 8 yr old has the maturity to know if he/she wants to have a sex change

moo said...

Oh....I'm intrigued! Where can I read about the dr at freeman??

moo said...

So what's this story about the freeman dr?

moo said...

What's the scoop with the freeman Dr?

Anonymous said...

To whom it concerns in regards to your concern for the teacher, Amanda Schweitzer, and her reputation, accusations or not, she was arrested and it is public information. You can find all the information on-line at
Case.net

Anonymous said...

So AGREE OMG. THIS WAS 2 OF MY KID'S TEACHER THIS YEAR, OMG THIS IS SO SICK. MAKES ME NOT WANT MY KIDS TO EVEN GO BACK TO THIS. EVEN THOUGH SJE IS NOT THERE ANYMORE STILL MAKES ME SICK.

Anonymous said...

Remove the students initials, but continue reporting news pertinent to the safety of CHILDREN!!!! This child and family will face too much scrutiny, even as the victim. I pray for strength for the family and courage for this student. There will be times you feel alone and few will stand by you during your struggle. This is a long process with lasting consequences for the victim and I pray for guidance for you. When it gets tough, find the fight within and from God to continue the battle. Realize that those who face struggles with few supporters end up the strongest. Prayers for a speedy trial and swift justice!!

Randy said...

To moo, the post about the Freeman doctor can be found at this link: https://rturner229.blogspot.com/2017/03/joplin-doctor-pleads-not-guilty-to.html

Anonymous said...

Fabulous point! Thank You!

Jessica said...

Anonymous 9:17: He lacks the consent to have sex WITH AN ADULT. An 8-year-old can determine their gender, but they cannot decide their medical treatment.

Erron Wright said...

Cool you could say what you want w/o being anonymous! Go girl.

Jessica said...

People who do this think they are so special that laws and social conventions don't apply to them. They are a special kind of selfish egomaniacs.

Jessica said...

Why is this a new low? You don't want to be informed about a teacher raping a student?

Jessica said...

I don't like calling her "sick." That implies that she has an illness and is thereby less culpable. I'm sorry, but unless she has a very specific, PROFOUND mental illness, she is not sick. She is just a truly bad person. (Assuming she's guilty. Let's hope this is all a huge mistake for that child's sake.)

Anonymous said...

If she is found guilty of statutory rape of 1st degree she will have much more to worry about than merely being asked offender... She will do some time

Diana Wiele said...

You must not follow news much because I have seen at least two accounts of the doctor.

Anonymous said...

I agree child's intals should be removed . The child n family have enough to go through . It's gonna b a long fight n recovery for that child . Why bring more down on him to deal with. That teacher knew what she was doing. They go through an extensive review when having to work with children she past Cuz she became a teacher. Prayers for child n family.

Anonymous said...

That's is very true , and kind

Anonymous said...

Not everything in a police report needs repeated. Let the blood suckered dig for there own dirt.

Anonymous said...

I love how this goes viral but the fact that a teacher's aid 87 year old male at Perry OK elementary molests 8 girls the teachers principal and super intendant sweep it under the rug until a parent contacts a federal investigator and the feds gets involved but this goes viral

Anonymous said...

My kids also had her and she was an excellent teacher at that time. I don't know what happened to her but don't judge the whole school over one person's bad choice.

Randy said...

Diana, at this point, I have only seen two news stories about the charges against Dr. Goins- the one on the original charges and the sdcond on his lawyer's claim that his client will be cleared. Both of those who have been on the Turner Report. I have not seen anything from other local media outlet, including the Globe.

Unknown said...

It is legal for a person to have sex with someone who is under the age of consent so long as both parties are at least 14 years old and under 21 years old. However, if the defendant is 21 years old or older and the victim is under the age of 17, then it is second degree statutory rape or statutory sodomy. Buddy, My name is Michael Stillwagon, I ask of you, the original poster to give me your name. The only reason you would say such sick things is because of your anonymity. You are sick.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of the situation... everyone involved is at fault, for the simple reasoning of knowing right from wrong... unless everyone involved has mental issues... this also includes all students who were involved parents, due to lack of parenting skills.

Michael Dillard Jr said...

There is no defense...not morally or legally

Anonymous said...

How in the world are we supposed to teach our children right from wrong when some grown ups like this behave so badly, especially when it is a teacher????

I have so much more to type of than this but im just gonna continue to shake my head and hope and pray that everyone in this case gets what they deserve from therapy to jail time!

Anonymous said...

TYPICAL MISSOURI AND AMERICAN B.S.JUSTICE
GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT!!!

all you bashers and haters wouldn't be blogging that crap if that was your sister, mom, gma , etc...
And the joplin and jasper county justice individuals are as dirty as they come....PERIOD!!!!!!

Now if it is investigated properly and fairly and what truths are found to be correct I can only pray the parents of the child step up and get him the professional help that poor baby is gonna need and deserve, cause any crime of such magnitude against a baby is absolutely without a doubt punishable by more than the fullest extent of what the law can allow..

Anonymous said...

This is disgusting, and yet not surprising. Years ago, Randy Turner was falsely accused by C.J. Huff of all kinds of things, none of which were even remotely true. Yet how many R-VIII teachers have been charged with sex offenses since then? Like Charles Gastel, sentenced to 28 years for child porn. How many bad actors were there on Huff's watch who were caught by the police, but never on the R-VIII radar? Yet the one guy the district accused of doing something was totally innocent.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on. When I was fifteen, I had a drunken evening fling with a married teacher who was twenty seven at the time. I have never regretted it, nor was I scarred for life.

Anonymous said...

I really think the schools here in Joplin middle schools and high school need to be checking these kids computers they use in their schools more commonly.

Anonymous said...

Crimes like this are, indeed, terrible, but ummm... whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

Anonymous said...

Its pretty obvious this women was very mentally ill. Watch the video on her facebook where she tries to sell face cream. Look at the picture where here eyes look bigger and glazed. More than likely she had a undiagnosed depression or personality disorder, and ill guess a prescription pill problem. People who have those crave attention to make themselves feel good about themselves like a self distructive women or man in there late teens or early 20's. She lost sight of reality and boundries. Doesnt change what happened though. Her poor family.

Unknown said...

It's sad since she was one of my teachers. I would never think she would do this. This women is horrible. C. A is just a little boy and didn't deserve what happened he was innocent. Amanda shwietzer should have never done this to him.

Brooklynn Phillips said...

He was 13 and happens to be super scared so shut up

Anonymous said...

I have a 14 year old boy and I am 34 years old I have never ever even looked at his friends in an innooprpopiate way. And it is not the parents fault it is this women's fault. If this happened to my child the law would be the least of her worries and she would want to be in jail!!!

Anonymous said...

Common sense tells us this is wrong, It is very interesting as to why this happens, this is not the first time a female teacher has had sex with a student. As a dad, I have to be totally honest here, If my 13 year old son came home and told me he was Nailing his Hot 37 year old reading teacher (even though I know it is wrong) A part of me would be proud of him. However on the same note If my 13 year old daughter came home and said she had sex with a teacher, I would Dig a hole to put the teachers body in. I know it is a double standard, but telling it any other way would be a lie. Just my 2 cents