Susan Weddle, age 40 and a former special education teacher, was arrested on Monday after having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy for more than a year.
Weddle and the teen allegedly began their relationship in Weddleâ€™s Florida home after her sonâ€™s football game. The teen was a good friend of her sonâ€™s and was visiting to show support.
Weddle supplied alcohol to the boy.
According to the arrest report, once they were drunk, the 15 year-old boy asked Weddle to have sex with him.
The 40 year-old woman agreed to have sex with the boy.
Their first encounter turned into â€œseveral hundredâ€ encounters over the course of an illegal sexual relationship that would last more than a year.
â€” Rollo Tomassi (@RationalMale) December 4, 2019
Reportedly, the two then had sex in Weddleâ€™s home, the teenâ€™s home, Weddleâ€™s car and at the beach. Also included in the report was the boy was a virgin prior to his time with Weddle and he became emotionally invested in the what he perceived as a relationship.
â€” ThunderLips (@ThunderLips19) December 4, 2019
The report read:
â€œWeddle was his first and only sexual partner, and he believed himself to be in love with her.â€
Though they tried to keep the illegal sexual relationship between them, there were multiple witnesses who saw them acting inappropriately together, some of whom eventually reported the information, so proper actions could be taken.
One witness came across revealing text messages between the boy and Weddle. They then shared the information with the high school counselor, who forwarded their concerns to the Department of Children and Families.
Another witness, who had been on Weddleâ€™s property after being hired to power-wash her house, went straight to the Escambia County Sheriffâ€™s Office to report he had seen the two kissing.
This particular witness also said the teen had shown the witness nude photos of Weddle the boy had on his phone.
It was also gathered Weddle gifted the boy a new iPhone, a bracelet and necklace and other items over the course of their sexual relationship.
She’s a rapist!
â€” Clarence D. Stinson (@ClarenceStinson) December 4, 2019
The boy is a minor. A 40 year-old engaging in sex with a minor aged 15 or younger like the boy in this case is punishable in the state of Florida.
â€œOnly men rape!â€
â€” ðŸ’Žð’œð’¹ð“‡ð’¾ð’¶ð“ƒðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ðŸ‡ªðŸ‡¸ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡¹ (@4drianG12) December 5, 2019
So when are we going to see the same scrutiny of teachers and defamation of the entire profession like we see with the police and church leaders?
â€” Mike Inindy (@InindyMike) December 4, 2019
Whatâ€™s the screening process for teachers? Bunch of predators
â€” Newbomb Turk (@mindspin412) December 4, 2019
Weddle was arrested by the Escambia County Police Department, but it is unclear at this time what charges she will receive.
Itâ€™s also unclear if additional evidence will need to be procured, or if the sentence will be based on the information already gathered about their illegal sexual relationship.
if it quacks like a duck, if it swims like a duck, and it looks like a duck it’s a duck. In this case, a pedophile
â€” Highborn from the chat (@YEAAH_BUDDDY) December 4, 2019
In response to her arrest, Weddle resigned from her position of 11 months at the J.E. Hall Center, where she worked as a learning resource specialist and helped to train other teachers.
Prior to her position at J.E. Hall Center, she taught at the elementary school, L.D. McArthur.