An ex-substitute teacher from Michigan who was arrested last month for carrying on an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student now stands accused of sexually assaulting the teen after he testified as such during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.
26-year-old Allyson B. Moran was arrested on September 20 in Illinois and extradited to Michigan, where she was charged with three felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a student and one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a student, the Herald&Review reported.
The alleged sexual assault took place in April when Moran, then a long-term substitute chemistry and girls’ soccer team coach at Stockbridge High School in Decatur, had sex with the underage student on two different occasions at her home. The teen came forward with the allegations in August and Moran reportedly confessed to the encounters to a detective.
On Wednesday, the victim characterized their interaction as sexual assault, noting that he first began eating lunches in Moran’s classroom and innocently chatting with her, the Lansing State Journal reported. In March, they began talking on Snapchat.
“At first it was just normal… asking how I was doing,” he said, but eventually it progressed to “talking more in a sexual manner.”
The pair then began exchanging nude pictures on Snapchat, and when the school went on spring break in April, Moran allegedly invited him over to her home in Dansville. She instructed the boy to park his car far away from the home so they wouldn’t see the vehicle.
Once the boy arrived, Moran allegedly took him into the basement, disrobed and began to kiss him before guiding him to an upstairs bedroom. She proceeded to sexually assault him, he said, and again a day or two later when she invited him back over.
The victim testified that while they continued to exchange messages on Snapchat, they did not meet for sex again. He told his girlfriend about the allegations in July and a family member called police in August, leading to an official investigation.
If convicted, Moran faces up to 15 years in prison.