Jennifer J. Suarez is a former high school teacher and coach in Delaware who has been arrested and charged with a felony for the alleged sexual abuse of a 17-year-old male student.

Jennifer J. Suarez

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The 37-year-old Jennifer J. Suarez (mugshot photo above) was a math teacher and cross country coach at Smyrna High School in Smyrna, Delaware which is in the Dover metro area. She resigned her position while the investigation was underway.

According to the The News Journal quoting from official sources, police began an investigation of Suarez in February after receiving a report of alleged misconduct coming initially from students and staff at the high school who notified the school resource officer.

According to the affidavit, the alleged victim is a student and a track and cross-country athlete at the school at the time of the alleged incident. Suarez is alleged to have told him that she “had feelings for him.”

When interviewed, the teenager said that he was kicked off of the cross-country team when he started dating a female student who was also a fellow athlete and said that Suarez continued “flirting” with him from time to time.

It is further alleged that she performed oral sex on him on February 11 in her classroom after school while a second student stood outside the closed door of the classroom. The sexual encounter was pre-planned by the teacher and the alleged victim.

According to the documents surveillance video confirms that the alleged victim was in the classroom at that time on that day. Surveillance video also confirms that the other male student was standing outside the door at that time. He told police that he knew Suarez was performing oral sex on the student in the classroom.

The report in The News Journal goes on to note that at that time, police were unable to comment on some of the details in the court documents, including alleged messages which Suarez had exchanged with the alleged victim nor with an alleged “video of the encounter”

Jennifer J. Suarez was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child by a person of trust, a felony. After posting $20,000 secured bail she was released.

Additional information on Jennifer J. Suarez’s bio and profile as an educator were not reported. However, the newspaper received confirmation from the Smyrna School District superintendent that Suarez submitted her resignation to the school board. Check back for updates on this developing story.