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Florida Special Education Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With Her Son’s 15-Year-Old Friend ‘Several Hundred Times’

Escambia County Jail

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 Weddle’s Florida home after her son’s football game. The teen was a good friend of her son’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 “several hundred” encounters over the course of an illegal sexual relationship that would last more than a year.

Reportedly, the two then had sex in Weddle’s home, the teen’s home, Weddle’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.

The report read:

“Weddle was his first and only sexual partner, and he believed himself to be in love with her.”

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 Weddle’s property after being hired to power-wash her house, went straight to the Escambia County Sheriff’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.

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.

Weddle was arrested by the Escambia County Police Department, but it is unclear at this time what charges she will receive.

It’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.

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.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com.