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Jennifer Caswell, Former Teacher Charged with Rape Reveals Sexual Relationship with Student to Dr. Phil

May 18, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Jennifer Caswell, Former Teacher Charged with Rape Reveals Sexual Relationship with Student to Dr. Phil

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In a recent interview, an Oklahoma school teacher charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student appeared to blame the victim for the illicit relationship.

Jennifer Caswell, who taught at Hollis Middle School, blamed the boy’s flirtation and affection towards her eventually led to the pair having sexual intercourse, standing up, in her classroom.

Caswell, formerly known as Jennifer Sexton, but has since divorced and now goes by her maiden name, is charged with second-degree rape of the eighth-grade boy in Oklahoma, along with other charges that could see her face jail time

The 29-year-old former teacher appeared on Dr. Phil for her first public interview, which will air on Tuesday. During the interview, Caswell seemed to blame the boy’s persistence, which led to their classroom tryst last April.

“He came in; I was working on things. He kept coming closer to me and I would kind of walk away to the other part of the room. You know, Another area of the classroom and he just walked up and started kissing me. And then it just kind of went from there,” she told Dr. Phil.

Caswell said the eighth-grade student spent two hours in her classroom, their sexual encounter lasted 15 minutes, she maintained that they both kept their clothes on.

‘I was walking around the classroom straightening up the desks, and he came and I guess it was standing up,’ Caswell said. Caswell did confess she didn’t exactly tell the boy to stop. “I’m not a sex offender. I’m not a threat or a danger to anyone… But I didn’t force anything. I’m not a rapist,” She proclaimed.

She continued: ‘I kept on saying, ”No you know we can’t do this. No, no, no. He wasn’t forcing me, I mean, I couldn’t easily just walked out of my classroom, but I didn’t. But I was resisting because I knew it was wrong, but I didn’t.’

Caswell said that after their sexual encounter with the student, she felt ‘terrified’. “I just couldn’t believe I had done something like that,’ she added.

The classroom escapade transpired just six weeks after Caswell received her teaching certificate. Police arrested her two months later. If convicted Caswell faces prison time and would have to register as a sex offender.

“It’s horrible because that’s for life. I’m going to be a sex offender forever. And I’m not, I’m not – I’m not a predator. I’m not a sex offender. I’m not a threat or a danger to anyone. It’s here forever, and I’m going to pay for it forever… But I didn’t force anything. I’m not a rapist,” Caswell told Dr. Phil.

Leading up to the sexual encounter classroom, she admitted to kissing the student and spending time with the student at his home.

Caswell said her marriage to her ex-husband, as well as the culture in her small town, all contributed to the unlawful relationship. She said: “I felt very unwanted by my husband. I was with him for ten years, and I was never complimented. We never held hands or were physical.”

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