WEST FARGO, North Dakota — A former middle school teacher who encouraged her students to call her Kim Kardashian, has been charged with trading sexually explicit photos with two pupils and having sex with one.
Shannon Moser, 37, had been a teacher at Liberty Middle School in West Fargo from fall 2016 until June of this year.
Police received an anonymous tip in June that Moser was having sex with a male student in a park and giving him cigarettes, the Duluth News Tribune reported. They also received tips that she was shared nude Snapchat photos with a 16-year-old student.
When cops interviewed one of the victims denied having had inappropriate relationship with Koser, but his friends said he had publicly bragged about the relation afterwards. When confronted, the boy admitted to the explicit photo exchange.
On July 11, Moser agreed to speak with investigators after officers picked her up from her home.
According to cops,, early on in the interview, Moser was reluctant to answer any questions, and kept asking what would happen to her husband and four children, saying it will ruin their lives.
She denied the student’s allegations, but said “we always preach, ‘tell the truth,’ and I have not been,” according to the report.
Moser eventually asked to speak to an attorney, but police seized her cellphone during the interview and later found URLs for porn sites that included younger boys engaging in sex with older women.
She has been charged with two counts of using a minor in a sexual performance and one count of sexual assault.