A TEACHER is accused of forcing a student to have sex with him multiple times on school grounds, including in a classroom.
Jonathan Michael McNemar, 27, also reportedly told the 19-year-old to send him sexually explicit images and videos of herself while working as a social studies teacher in West Virginia.
The Petersburg High School social studies teacher now faces multiple felony sex crimes charges.
The abuse allegedly occurred between April and June 2018 and was reported to police in July, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Inter-Mountain reports.
McNemar was the female victim’s 11th grade teacher at the time that the reoccurring incidents began.
“McNemar, wanted to speak to her about rumors going around the school about her and him, privately in his classroom closet to ‘hug it out’ where no one could see them,” the complaint reads.
“They went into the closet and (the student) reached for a hug.
“McNemar hugged her from the side and squeezed her buttocks without consent. She immediately left the classroom.”
After that incident, McNemar asked the student to send him sexually explicit images and videos of herself via a fake Facebook account he asked her to create.
The complaint reads: “In an effort to avoid detection, McNemar directed the female student to create fake Facebook accounts for them to communicate.
“McNemar established secret Facebook accounts. McNemar and the female student used these accounts to exchange sexual favors, nude pictures and obscene sexual videos.”
He also allegedly asked the student for information about her sexual practices in April 2018 during class time with other students via written dialogue that was later given to officers.
McNemar later asked the student to perform oral sex on him in a classroom.
After she did, he forced her to have intercourse and ignored her pleas to stop, court documents state.
“Towards the end of the school year, McNemar solicited the female student to his classroom, while school was still in session, to engage in oral sex on him via Facebook Messenger.”
“Prior to the oral sex taking place, McNemar squeezed the female student’s breasts with his hand. The oral sex escalated to (intercourse) after she verbally expressed ‘no’ and ‘stop’ multiple times.”
About one week later, McNemar asked the victim again to come to his classroom, where they had oral sex and intercourse, the complaint states.
The victim was able to give police the dress she was wearing during the latest encounter.
Investigators examined the victim’s mobile phone and found Facebook messages between her and McNemar, in which he expressed fears of losing his job or being arrested due to his alleged behaviour.
School superintendent Doug Lambert told WHSV-TV that McNemar has been suspended from his teaching position.
“The allegations, if true, is shocking and wholly unacceptable of anyone, let alone an employee of our school system.
“The employee will be dealt with in accordance with personnel laws that govern school employees.”
McNemar has been charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, soliciting a minor via computer, distribution and display of obscene matter to a minor and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or person in a position of trust to a child. All of which are felonies.
McNemar is being held in jail on a $115,000 cash/surety bond.