What led to Jessie Lorene Goline an Arkansas teacher having sex with 4 teen students, 2 in the same night? Faces one count of first degree sexual assault.
Jessie Lorene Goline a former Arkansas married high school teacher appeared in court on Wednesday accused of having had sex with four different students, two of them in the same night.
The 25 year old teacher now faces one count of first degree sexual assault.
Prosecutors, citing Paschal v. State 2012 Ark. 127, said the single charge was filed because only one of the students was under the age of 18 at the time.
According to Arkansas Online four students — three from Marked Tree School District and one from East Poinsett County School District allegedly had sex with Jessie Goline, who was a teacher at Marked Tree High School, from January to April 2016.
Investigators say the art teacher contacted her victims via text messages, which over time, ‘became more and more sexual in nature.’
In one instance, one of the students said Goline texted him, asking him to go to her apartment, where they later had sexual intercourse.
Another student said Goline picked him up in Marked Tree, then drove him to her apartment in Jonesboro, where they had sex twice, KAIT-TV reported. According to the student, another school pupil also visited Goline’s apartment that same night.
A third student told Arkansas State Police that Goline sent him sexually explicit texts, including a photo of herself in undergarments. The student said Goline commented on ‘how good he looked in class,’ and ‘texted him that she would like to have sex with him but he was too young.’
Goline told authorities that she had sexual relations with four students, but believed one of them was 18, when he was ‘way younger than what he had told her.’
Court documents stated that Goline went to Principal Matt Wright’s office crying, while he was in the midst of reporting the ‘situation’ to the Arkansas Crimes Against Children hotline.
When asked if she had any inappropriate contact with students, Goline allegedly told Wright, ‘I’m not going to lose my husband,’ while adding, ‘We had sex.’
An investigation began in April when Marked Tree High School officials learned that a concerned parent had threatened to ‘do bodily harm to one of their teachers.’ The parent had accused Goline of having sex with multiple students. Soon after Goline went to see Principal Matt Wright to discuss her ‘situation’.
Come Wednesday, Jessie Goline was booked into the Craighead County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond, and now awaits a Oct. 31 court appearance. The woman was released from custody later in the afternoon.
Yet to be necessarily understood is what led to the female teacher usurping her position of authority, trust and power and sexually preying on her male victims.
Of note, Goline had previously posted on her Facebook page about her husband and Bible study. The page was soon deleted after it started filling with angry comments about the accusations.
If convicted, Goline could face 10 to 40 years, or life, in prison.