By Ben Chapman And Oren Yaniv / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A married special education teacher was arrested Thursday after admitting she had sex in her car with a 15-year-old student, investigators said. Evelyn Rogers, 33, who's been teaching at High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media in Canarsie, allegedly "engaged in sexual intercourse on multiple occasions with a male student," according to the Special Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon.
"Someone at the school called in a complaint, and we followed up on it," Condon said. "We went to the school and we spoke to the teacher and spoke to the student. On the basis of what they told us, we went to the Brooklyn District Attorney." Rogers was slapped with statutory rape charges and was awaiting arraignment Thursday afternoon. The felony count carried a maximum of four years in prison.
The sexual relations took place in the teacher's car, sources said. The student, who was not named, is now 16. Rogers started working in city schools in 2011 and earns $54,329, records show. She has been reassigned from the classroom and educators will move to fire her, officials said. Stunned students at the high school said Rogers was well-liked and used to share with them stories about her husband and young daughter.
"I'm flabbergasted," said senior Nico Dussard, 18. "She's a good teacher. She has too much respect for herself to do that." At least two city teachers have been charged with rape so far this year. Daniel Reilly, a teacher at Intermediate School 237, was arrested April 8 for an affair with a former student.
Last May, Brooklyn teacher Erin Sayar was charged with a similar count as Rogers for allegedly bedding a 16-year-old boy. Her case is still pending.
By: Neetzan Zimmerman (no relation)
A mother of two from Leeds who idolizes Katie Price and aspires to be a glamour model has received a fully-funded breast enhancement courtesy of the British taxpayer. Josie Cunningham recently revealed how she was able to use National Health Service money to pay for her boob job after persuading a physician that her flat chest was causing her emotional distress.
"I just got emotional when I was explaining to my GP that I felt I couldn't live a full life the way I was," Cunningham told The Sun, "and he agreed to refer me for implant surgery." The 22-year-old telemarketer insists that she wasn't merely flat-chested — she "didn't have any boobs whatsoever."
"I could never go on holiday as I lived in terror of ever being seen in a bikini and could never set foot outside without a padded bra," she said. "The doctors said they'd never seen anything like it and believed me when I burst into tears and told them it was ruining my life." Cunningham told the tabloid that her plastic surgeon claimed she was his first patient with "zero percent breast tissue.
"He said he'd have to give me 36DD implants costing £4,795 [$7260] just to achieve the appearance of a 36C - because there was literally nothing there in the first place," Cunningham said. Now, fully healed and with a new tan in tow, Cunningham says it's time to give back to the taxpayer who gave her the courage to go out and take it all off for money. Leaving her five- and two-year-old boys at home with her parents, Cunningham plans to take London's nightclubs by storm.
"I've even started to collect Louis Vuitton handbags and have ordered a chihuahua puppy," she said. "The sky's the limit now I've got my new boobs." Unsurprisingly, not everyone is looking forward to seeing Cunningham realize her Page 3 dreams at the taxpayer's expense. "The NHS is there for people with serious medical needs, not as a means of helping wannabes who fancy a career in modelling," said TaxPayers' Alliance chief executive Matthew Sinclair. "NHS bosses must not allow the system to be manipulated by people wanting cosmetic surgery merely to enhance their career prospects."