Oklahoma middle school teacher, 28, is charged with sending naked photos and video to student, 16, after telling him she’d ‘heard rumors that he liked her’
An Oklahoma middle school teacher faces felony charges over claims she sexted a 16 year-old boy after telling him she’d ‘heard he liked her.’
Ivy Reneau, 28, is charged with using technology to engage in communication for sexual prurient interest with a minor and a warrant is out for her arrest.
The former Midwest City Middle School teacher has not yet been taken into custody. Oklahoma’s age of consent is 16, but adults in a position of authority can still be charged for having sexual relationships with children aged 18 and under.
Ivy Reneau, 28, a former Midwest City Middle School teacher, is facing a felony charge for allegedly sending naked pictures to a teen
New court documents filed in Oklahoma County District Court reveal that Reneau met the teen, who is a student in the district, at a soccer practice.
Reneau was an assistant soccer coach at the time ‘heard rumors that he liked her and wanted to watch her run,’ KFOR reported citing court documents.
Reneau allegedly then added the teen on Snapchat and sent him three or four nude photos and an inappropriate video which the teen showed to a few of his teammates, according to court records.
Social media expert Patrick Allmond told KFOR that social media users should assume any photos they send might as well be posted to a billboard for all to see – despite the notion that with Snapchat, the images theoretically disappear after a short time.
‘Oftentimes with young people and our teachers there’s an implied sense of trust,’ Allmond said. ‘One of the advantages of Snapchat has been that it’s very short, it’s very quick and then it disappears and theoretically, it’s gone forever.’
‘Before you hit send, you should assume that you might as well be taking that picture and posting it on a billboard on the side of, you know, Broadway Extension.’
Reneau (pictured in an undated Twitter photo with an unidentified individual) allegedly added the teen on Snapchat and sent him nude photos and an inappropriate video
The Mid-Del School district confirmed to KFOR that Reneau, who worked at Midwest City Middle School at the time of allegedly sending the photos, is no longer employed with them
Reneau admitted to Midwest City police that she sent the photos to the teen, but denied any sort of physical relationship, KFOR reported.
The former teacher only confessed that they had ‘talked about hanging out one time, but never went through with it,’ according to court documents.
The school district previously issued a statement to KFOR regarding the incident and confirmed that Reneau is no longer employed by Mid-Del Schools. However, her photo appears to still be in the staff directory on the school’s website.
‘District officials were notified of an alleged relationship between a Mid-Del staff member and a student. We reported the information to law enforcement so that they could begin an investigation. The staff member is no longer employed by Mid-Del Schools, and we have worked closely with the family of the student in the wake of this accusation. We will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities.’
Reneau is now facing a felony charge and has not yet been taken into custody.