Teachers are supposed to protect, but A small community in Central Indiana was shocked after, three male teachers at the same high school was arrested after admitting to exchanging a male student around to each other during several over-lapping physical encounters.
The teachers were Nicholas A. Vester, 24, a substitute Spanish teacher who worked at the school for 12 weeks last fall; Craig E. Rogers, 24, the band director who is currently on paid leave and Brandon D. Largent, 20, a student at Ivy Tech community college who was a lifeguard and volunteer swim coach at the school.
A 16 year old male student, came forward and explained to prosecutors that three of his teachers, band director, a swim coach and a substitute Spanish teacher all engaged in physical relationships with him several times while he was attending Small North Putnam High School in central Indiana ( consist of 580 students).
Arrested : Band director: Craig E. Rogers, 24
Arrested: Brandon D. Largent, 20 Swim Coach
Arrested : Nicholas A. Vester 24, a Spanish Substitue Teacher
The student was introduced to the band director by the Spanish teacher, after the two adults talked about the teen during a session at the school . Police say Vester met the student at the high school in October and the two exchanged text messages and pictures, including nude photos.
The sexual activity escalated in November when Vester fondled the boy in his car in the parking lot of a local store — and the pair at oral sex. It culminated in December when Vester had sex with the teen in the back of his car on a roadside after a basketball game at the high school, the teacher told police.
Then, in January, Largent said he kissed the boy in the pool locker room at the high school. Since the boy was 16 when the physical and sexual activity took place, the men were only charged with child seduction, which is the lowest class of felony. Rumors circulated in the small community before the teachers were arrested for weeks, after Rogers, the only full time teacher in the group, was put on paid administrative leave in January.