Madeline Marx pleads guilty: Former Ohio, Kettering Fairmont High substitute teacher admits having sex with two male teen boys after having sought to initially claim insanity as a defense.
The admission comes three months after the 24 year old woman’s lawyers sought to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
Marx was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation in December where she was deemed ‘sane’ enough to be held responsible for her actions.
The teacher’s guilty plea follows Marx being taken into custody at Kettering Fairmont High on November 8, 2017, after police started investigating the substitute teacher when students went to the administration and said she was having inappropriate relationships with students.
Prosecutors say they discovered that Marx had sexual encounters with two teens – a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy.
The younger boy said he had sex with Marx in a car parked behind a Kettering apartment building on September 21.
The other victim said Marx performed oral sex on him in a car parked in a Big Lots parking lot on July 19.
Marx also allegedly confessed to sending risque pictures to one of the students on Snapchat and Instagram.
‘We became aware (Marx) was possibly involved with inappropriate activities with a juvenile,’ Kettering Superintendent Scott Inskeep said after Marx’s arrest.
‘When we become aware of them then we will remove those people and not have them around our students.’
Come November, Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted Marx on two counts of sexual battery, charges the former teacher pled not guilty to.
Madeline Marx pleads guilty: ‘I am passionate about children and their education. I am a hard-worker, who focuses on individual student’s strengths and needs.’
Marx had been given a four year teaching license last year that enabled her to teach grades K-12, WHIO reports.
Marx graduated last year from the University of Dayton and dropped out of a fall 2013 sexual ethics class.
She graduated from the nearby Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in 2012.
Noted Marx on her teaching license application according to Dayton Daily News:
‘I am passionate about children and their education. I am a hard-worker, who focuses on individual student’s strengths and needs. I have worked with special needs children since high school.’
In answering what her top reason for being a teacher, she wrote: ‘The ability to provide children an advocate for their education as well as their well-being.’
It remains unclear as to why the female teacher abused her position of authority, trust and power to sexually prey on her male victims….
According to a press release from the Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Marx remains released on an Own Recognizance bond and faces possible penalties of 36 months for each count and must register as a Tier III Sex Offender.
Marx is due back in court on April 19 for sentencing.