Meredith Powell is a teacher in Tacoma, Washington who has been arrested and charged with child rape after school official received an anonymous tip alleging that she was engaged in sexual contact with three male students.
Photo: Meredith Claire Powell
The 24-year-old Meredith Powell (picture above; more images below) is a math teacher at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington. In the aftermath of her arrest she has been put on unpaid administrative leave.
Meredith Claire Powell was arrested and booked at the Pierce County Jail, according to King5.com. The following day, she was arraigned in Pierce County Superior court on two counts of third-degree child rape and one count of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. She entered a not guilty plea.
According to court documents, obtained by The News Tribute, Meredith Claire Powell is alleged to have exchanged sexually suggestive text messages one one of the alleged victims, inviting him to her home and giving him the address. Powell is alleged to have written the victim’s girlfriend an apology letter for her behavior.
Meredith Claire Powell allegedly exchanged sexually explicit text messages as well as two nude photos of herself with a second alleged victim and also allegedly engaged in kissing and fondling with him and performed oral sex on him. She allegedly kissed and fondled a third alleged victim in her classroom.
The News Tribute also quotes directly from the court documents as follows: “The defendant admitted she allowed herself to feel too comfortable with a student.”
According to an earlier report from KIRO 7 (video below) — i.e. prior to Powell’s court appearance — quoting an anonymous source, the alleged victims are “conflicted and confused.”
As for the Meredith Powell biography and background details that many are searching for right now, it is being reported in local media that she is graduated from Sequim High School and has a bachelor’s degree. Public records confirm that she has been an employee of Tacoma School District since 2012. She began her teaching career in the Sequim school district.
Check back for updates as the story is developing. A video report is below.
Photos: Meredith Claire Powell
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