Teacher Charged With Raping Student

A former teacher from northeastern Kentucky has been arrested, charged with raping a 15-year-old boy.

Crystal Wells was a math teacher at Deming School in Robertson County. She resigned from her job earlier this year after state police launched an investigation into her dealings with a student at the school.

Police say family members of that student found text messages on his phone which showed an inappropriate relationship between the boy and Wells. Police say after more investigation, they learned Wells had sex with the boy on six different occasions.

School officials say all the liaisons between the teacher and student happened off school property.

Wells was indicted by a grand jury on six counts of 3rd degree rape. She turned herself in to police on Tuesday morning.

3rd degree rape is defined as a person over the age of 21 who has sexual intercourse with someone under the age of 16. It is punishable by a sentence of 5 years and a fine of up to $10,000.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2007 at 09:31 AM
    Huh, (edited) i'd want to be that boy, and I bet many other too. Where does it say that the boy suffered? The laws are ridiculous.
  • by Defending Lauren on Dec 17, 2007 at 08:24 AM
    You are correct about her being someone's daughter,sister, granddaughter and mother, but......that does not excuse what she did. She took advantage of a boy. You are so quick to defend her, what about the boy she did this to? Do you even care how he feels, how he's doing? No, the only thing you see is how malicious people can be. Always remember "What goes around comes around". I only hope and pray it doesn't happen to her children.
  • by attn.lauren on Dec 15, 2007 at 12:35 PM
    Iam not defending what this teacher did, she will be punished for what she has done, in more ways than one.I have two children that she taught and they never did better.Don't you think if she told her classs that that someone would have said somthing by now, that was more than two yrs. ago. Don't believe everything that you hear or read.
  • by Anonymous Location: ky on Dec 15, 2007 at 11:55 AM
    Lauren, maybe you should get a little help also for getting on here and writing something like that! All you are doing is passing on some malicous gossip that you heard, or maybe you didn't even hear it?? You have been told.....well, I've been told lots of things that was not true. Do you have children? What about some of the rest of you, do you have children? Well,what I would like to ask is how would you feel if your little darling was standing in Crystal's place. Would you be so quick to call them "hardcore" and other terrible things? You had best watch what you say because you never know when it might come home to you! I am not defending what Ms. Wells is accused of doing but I do know that she is not the terrible person you are making her out to be. She is someone's daughter, sister, granddaughter, & mother. Try imagining yourself in their place right now instead of writing this mean stuff.
  • by johnny Location: ky on Dec 15, 2007 at 04:46 AM
    the teacher did the wrong thing she should pay the price.but i dout the court system will give her any time.but if had been a man he would get time.we need to rember that all teachers are knot like this one most are good people and are there to help the kids.we need to pray for her and every one that this has hurt.rember that god does forgive and we must to.
  • by Anonymous Location: ky on Dec 14, 2007 at 12:50 PM
    This should go to show us all, that we never know all the things our kids are up too no matter what they tell us,Have we as parents failed to do our jobs?Or is it just the society.Like a previous comment said who do we tell our children to trust now? NOT the cops,judges,dr.s or lawyers,teachers,and lets not forget our very poor social services!I think they should go back to hanging!!!!!!!!
  • by Parent Location: Mt. Olivet on Dec 14, 2007 at 07:06 AM
    Just wondering.....Are the parents keeping an eye on the boy, making sure that this woman is not trying to see their son now? I read that she was suspended from teaching at Deming for a week but still seemed to have sex with the boy in the time that she was suspended. She seems to be one hardcore woman. She needs some psychological help or this warped behavior of hers will continue.
  • by Lauren Location: Maysville on Dec 14, 2007 at 06:58 AM
    Could someone out there please tell me what a 33 year old woman finds sexually appealing in a 15 year old boy? She is a sexual predator. I have been told that this is not the first boy she has made advances to. One time she told her class that she didn't wear any panties, so this boy went up to her and touched her bottom.....apparently it wasn't the boy she was interested in so she sent him to the principal's office, he was then suspended from school for a few days. Now, what does that tell you about this teacher? I think she needs some mental help before this happens again.
  • by Judy Location: Hazard on Dec 13, 2007 at 10:28 PM
    To Mom..What does this have to do with the age difference of the Lt Governor and his fiance'? We're not talking about age difference here, we're talking about a minor. A 19 year old is not a minor...
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Dec 13, 2007 at 06:10 PM
    Attaboy Bill!

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