Despite having been investigated six times by government agencies for potentially having sexual relationships with high school students, an Ohio public school teacher has yet to be removed from his classroom.
According to a report by the Cincinnati Enquirer, Goshen High School teacher David L. Brown has been investigated by six state and local government agencies for potentially having romantic relationships with his students. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation is the latest agency to consider the allegations.
Brown has been teaching at the high school since 1999 and has never received any disciplinary actions or charged with a crime. However, significant evidence exists suggesting Brown has broken the law.
Brown has had at least two sexual relationships with former students, one of whom Brown had married and divorced. Brown’s ex-wife, with whom Brown has one child, reportedly told the police her sexual relationship with Brown began while she was still a student in high school.
In Ohio, it’s illegal for teachers to have sexual relations with any of their students, regardless of age.
Brown’s teacher profile on the high school’s website shows he teaches Advanced Placement Biology, Earth Science and two “Freshman Science” courses. The Enquirer reports Brown’s salary is $70,291.
On Monday, an Ohio substitute teacher was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting she had sex with an 18-year-old student who had been intoxicated at the teacher’s home, according to a report by the New York Daily News. In addition to being sentenced to prison, the teacher, Jessica Storer, will be required to register as a sex offender.
“Jessica Storer has really made the last six months a living hell for me,” a statement from the student said. “I hated it and I hated myself for doing it.”