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Suburban Boston teacher beds 13 year old student

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A married South Shore teacher was living a disturbed double life for nearly two years, police said, allegedly seducing a 13-year-old boy, plying him with booze and having sex with him on kitchen floors and couches, sometimes right under the nose of her husband.

Christine A. McCallum, 29, who is on leave from her job at an Abington elementary school, was charged yesterday with seven counts of statutory rape for the serial liaisons in Rockland and Abington from February 2006, when she allegedly took the boy's virginity, to November 2007.

... [H]er alleged teenage conquest told police they had sex more than 300 times - almost "every other day" while he was 13, 14 and 15 years old. The boy told police they had sex for the first time Feb. 7, 2006, on a couch at McCallum's Rockland home while her husband slept upstairs, according to a police report.

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McCallum weaved her way into the boy's life in late 2005, prosecutors said, when she became a tutor for his younger brother, let them stay at her house, emptied their backpacks after school, fed them dinner and gave them rides.

But within months, prosecutors said, McCallum was plying the boy with cranberry and vodka drinks, Jell-o shots and rum, and sleeping with him in her house and his house.

McCallum ended the relationship in November 2007 in a fit of jealousy, after she found out he was using the cell phone she bought him to text other girls, police said. They had sex that night for the last time, police said.

"She was crying. She kissed him and told him she loved him. He told her he loved her," according to a police report.

To answer the top question on everyone's mind, here's a photo of McCallum:

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I don't have much to add to this story except to once again shake my head in disbelief. If these allegations are true (and it seems pretty improbable that the police would charge her without a strong case) then Christine McCallum is a severely disturbed individual. She has harmed not only herself, but also her husband, her teenage paramour, their families, and the reputation of her school.

As far as I am concerned, the court should throw the book at her just as they would if she were a male teacher who was sexually involved with a 14 year old girl. Hopefully incarceration will teach her the magnitude of her wrongdoing, and therapy will help her resolve some of her obvious emotional problems. Sometimes you have to reach rock bottom before you can claw your way back to the surface. But even then, Christine McCallum should probably be permanently banned from unsupervised contact with teenagers.


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Comments (20)

Yes this type of junk does ... (Below threshold)
Loveher:

Yes this type of junk does happen, but there have been too many cases of school kids out for revenge too. I think we need to consider her innocent until proven guilty.

Think about it for over 2 years, 2-3 times per week, in the same house as the husband. Is that possible without getting caught?

It wouldn't be possible in my household for either the wife or myself. There would be too many unusual circumstances (i.e. smells, liquids, changes of clothing, etc) not to be noticed.

"Think about it for over 2 ... (Below threshold)
syn:

"Think about it for over 2 years, 2-3 times per week, in the same house as the husband. Is that possible without getting caught?"

If your wife brought underage boys into your home for tutoring lessons would you ever imagine the lessons were really about how to get it on?

Personally, I think this female is afflicted with a common problem hitting so many 'modern' women; instead of growing up and accepting adulthood, learning the difference between right and wrong, these females retained their childish and irresponsible behaviors.

Most, not all, 20-something females are unable to mature past the age of 12 and they stay that way until the age of 60 when the botox and steroidal youth juice no longer works.

I say this as a woman who is sick to death of my gender who wishes to remain hapless babies forever.

Some empowerment did the sisterhood achieved, yeah you sure came a long way babies.

The Facebook pictures and m... (Below threshold)
epador:

The Facebook pictures and messages are pretty damning. Still, one should wait out the denouement.

I'd like to know where all ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I'd like to know where all these female teachers were when I was 13-14 years old.

Christine McCallum reminds ... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Christine McCallum reminds me of a supply sergeant I knew in Camp Pendleton. I can't remember his name.

# 4 wrote: "I'd like to kno... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

# 4 wrote: "I'd like to know where all these female teachers were whenI was 13-14 years old." He got 3 negative votes on his comment.
Hasn't anyone here ever seen "Summer of '42"?

"I'd like to know where all... (Below threshold)
SillyPuddy:

"I'd like to know where all these female teachers were when I was 13-14 years old."

Asked myself the same question.

b henry - "He got 3 neg... (Below threshold)
Marc:

b henry - "He got 3 negative votes on his comment.
Hasn't anyone here ever seen "Summer of '42"?"

Yeah.

It was wrong in that fictional account and it's just as wrong in real life.

You got another point? Other than a driv-eby snipe atttack I mean.

This boggles my mind. I was... (Below threshold)

This boggles my mind. I wasn't much sexually attracted to 13 year old boys when I 13, much less at 29!

By 29, I'd even given up my crush on Paul McCartney.

This is happening all over ... (Below threshold)
triumph110:

This is happening all over the country. Go to www.schoolteachernews.com and click on the Scandal page. Already in 2009 they have documented over a dozen of these cases. In 2008 they found 480 of these types of incidents.

Hey GarandFan, that's my ho... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Hey GarandFan, that's my hometown. She sure as hell wasn't there when I went to to school.

If she didn't give him an S... (Below threshold)
West:

If she didn't give him an STD, the damage on the 13 y/o boy is highly overblown. I have the same issue as #4 & 7.

Its sadly ignorant to belie... (Below threshold)
epador:

Its sadly ignorant to believe that the impact upon the young men is less because of their gender. The problem is the relationship sexually developing in a situation of adult/child relationship augmented by the adult being in a position of authority. The effect upon the male child/adolescent may be different than on a female, but it is equally harmful to development. Witness the perseveration of the relationships that you see long after the legal entanglements subside. This is NOT normal or healthy.

Boston Ma, Home of Kennedy,... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Boston Ma, Home of Kennedy, Kerry and an entire group of losers. Nuff said.

Isn't there a movie up for ... (Below threshold)
Wordygirl:

Isn't there a movie up for Best Picture about this very subject? But since it's from Hollywood, and stars Kate Winslet, it's "artistic" of course.

My 42 year-old female mind ... (Below threshold)
Tammy:

My 42 year-old female mind when I see a handsome pre-teen or teen: "He's growing up to be so handsome!" My conscience: "You're old enough to be his mama!" The only time a teen male made me feel flustered was when I was in my late 20's and early 30's and he was wearing bicycle shorts and was all musky from working out. I left the establishment so as not to think about it.

"This is NOT normal or heal... (Below threshold)
newton:

"This is NOT normal or healthy.

Posted by epador | January 11, 2009 8:51 PM"

I totally agree.

Why does this keep happenin... (Below threshold)

Why does this keep happening?

Jason, actually this has be... (Below threshold)
Tammy:

Jason, actually this has been happening for countless decades since back even before I was in high school. We didn't have the internet as a means of news conveyance and so that's probably why the whole nation didn't know about it. Only a select few in your hometown did, and if you were unlucky, the neighboring towns. I did know of one young man who was held back in the 8th grade--yes--the 8th grade. His teacher just couldn't get enough of him. This was in a neighboring school system and not ours. However, since that time our school district did let one teacher go who did such a thing with one of the high school athletes a few years back. She's probably moved to some other State and is working with teens somehow, which is creepy. She lost her teaching license in our State.

lucky kid.I wish I w... (Below threshold)
brad:

lucky kid.
I wish I would have been so "victimized"




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