A New Hampshire high school English teacher is charged with indecent exposure and lewdness for allegedly sending nude photos of herself to a 15-year-old male student, who then forwarded the images to his classmates.
Melinda Dennehy, a 41-year-old mother of two from Hampstead, turned herself into police on Friday and was released on a $10,000 bond. School officials at Londonderry High School suspended Dennehy on Wednesday.
The teen told investigators Dennehy sent the photos to his e-mail account about two months ago and "continuously sent him text messages," some of which offered to perform a sex act on him, according to police documents.
Authorities said that Dennehy also "kissed him twice on separate occasions," according to the Herald.
After the photos circulated among students, a concerned parent passed them on to faculty members, who identified Dennehy and notified police.
"I didn't believe it -- I thought she was a good teacher," student Shaina Pierce told NECN.
Police ordered Dennehy to stay away from anyone under the age of 16.
Her arraignment at Derry District Court is scheduled for April 30 and she's been placed on "paid administrative leave” as the investigation proceeds.