Fired Oleise teacher repeatedly had sex with 17-year-old student at school


The dismissed Olaise Northwest High School teacher and coach has been charged with three felony counts and accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student multiple times both at home and at school, according to court records.

last month, 47-year-old Stephen Mesa arrested and charged He was indicted in Johnson County District Court on three counts of illegal sexual relations with a student. Mesa, a physical education teacher and wrestling coach, was fired as of September 1 after working for Olaise School District since August 2001.

Olathe police were notified on Aug. 26 of a possible sexual relationship between a teacher and a student at Northwest High School, according to an affidavit opened Thursday by a Johnson County District Court judge. and identified as a 17-year-old Northwestern student.

Detectives initially met with the student, who denied having had sex with Mesa, police said. However, according to her affidavit, she later claimed that she began having sexual encounters with Mesa, including her intercourse, around the end of July. claimed to have had intercourse.

According to the affidavit, police contacted Mesa and declined to issue a statement.

An attorney listed for Mesa did not immediately return The Star’s request for comment on Thursday.

According to court records, Mesa paid a bond of $100,000, was restricted to house arrest with GPS monitoring, was not permitted to come within 100 yards of the victim’s home or place of work, and was not allowed to report to the victim or witnesses. No contact is allowed.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 15 at 9:00 am.

According to a spokesperson, Mesa was a high school teacher during his tenure in the Oleise district and most recently served as head wrestling coach. He also served as an assistant baseball coach last year.

Olathe School District officials previously said in a statement: Upon learning of these allegations, the school district took swift action to put Mesa on leave, refer the matter to local law enforcement, conduct an investigation, and recommend dismissal to the school board. ”

A spokesperson said the district “takes all allegations of staff misconduct very seriously. We will not tolerate any conduct that impacts the health and safety of our students and staff. , we have appropriate processes and procedures in place, including working closely with local law enforcement to investigate and address these situations in accordance with Board policy, state and federal law. We are committed to ensuring that you receive your education in a safe environment.”

Several teachers in the Kansas City metropolitan area have been accused of sexual misconduct in recent weeks.

a center high school teacher A student accused of inappropriate communication with a student has been placed on leave, district officials said this week. Shawnee Mission North High School Teacher Alexander Morris Last week, he was indicted on five felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.When Jason L. Carey, Belton’s substitute teacherwas accused of sending nude photos of himself to an eighth grader and sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in early August.