A FEMALE biology teacher was arrested this week for “sickening” sexual abuse of a 16-year-old student on multiple occasions, cops say.
Meredith Susan Barry Martin, 37, of Davidsonville, was charged with several disturbing allegations relating to the alleged abuse of a pupil on Wednesday.
Martin initiated several sick sexual encounters with the teenage boy in a K-mart parking lot and at a park-and-ride lot on Route 424, according to investigators.
Anne Arundel County Police started looking into the situation when they were alerted by South River High School officials.
School administrators raised the alarm after Martin and the teenager were spotted “together initiating inappropriate contact.”
“The charges against Meredith Martin sicken me to my core,” said Superintendent George Arlotto, reports WBAL TV.
“[They] besmirch the incredible work teachers across our county do with children every single day,” he continued.
“No one who acts in the way in which Meredith Martin has been accused of acting should be around any children in any school.
“Our school system removed her from her teaching position last year the minute we received the first allegation.
The charges against Meredith Martin sicken me to my core.
Superintendent George Arlotto
“She has been working in a position in which she has had no contact with children since that time.”
The student revealed he exchanged cell numbers with Martin and they texted where to meet before settling on the K-Mart lot.
The Baltimore Sun reports this is where multiple sexual encounters took place as well as at the park-and-ride on the state highway.
The boy revealed he was instructed by the educator not to tell anyone about these encounters, cops say.
He told police he was afraid of the consequences if he did tell someone about the alleged abuse.
Martin was a full-time teacher at South River from August 2007 until she resigned last January, according to local reports.