AN ex teacher had sex with a teenage student ten times while they were on a school trip – before having another tryst with a 17-year-old, court papers have revealed, The Sun reports. Haeli Noelle Wey, 28, is alleged to have had sexual relationships with two pupils while on a trip to Africa in a case that has gripped America.
Rumours about one of the alleged relationships were fuelled by Instagram messages between Wey and the boy, said one detective. Fearful she would get caught she texted one of the students saying: “Delete our convo [sic] from Instagram please and don’t let anyone get a hold of ur [sic] phone”, according to legal papers in the US.
One victim allegedly told police he met Wey at a “student ministry program” in June. Later in the summer she accompanied his family on a trip to Africa. “The victim said while in Africa his relationship with Ms. Wey become more personal and on a deeper level,” a detective wrote in the affidavit.
“The victim stated while in Africa their relationship became physical.” The victim allegedly told police he had sex with Wey more than 10 times after the trip this summer But he stopped the relationship after he heard a rumour that she went on a hike with the second alleged victim. Wey then allegedly engaged in a ‘sexual contact’ with the second student, also 17, during the autumn. Wey was arrested when police say the first victim later told his parents about the relationship, and they contacted authorities.
Wey, a former maths teacher at Westlake High School in Texas, was held on December 17 on two counts of felony improper relationship between an educator and a student. According to CBS’s Crimesider, police say they uncovered text messages from Wey on the alleged second victim’s mobile phone. And after finding out the first victim had spoke to police she allegedly asked, “What did you tell them?” And, “Why did you tell them?”
The second alleged victim, when asked by a detective if he had expected to have sex on the hike, allegedly said: “A teacher just doesn’t hang out with a student to hang out.” Wey’s lawyer Larry Sauer said the case should not be judged on the information available in affidavits.
Mr Sauer said the affidavits mostly mention texts and social media as evidence which “are not always entirely accurate”. The lawyer said the case had received more coverage because of Wey’s looks. He said: “I think because she’s an attractive young woman, that it’s drawn a lot more attention than if it was a male.”
Wey is currently on bail and is expected to appear again in court on January 6. She was sacked from her job in late October and voluntarily surrendered her teacher certification on December 15.