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Charges get more serious against Jessica Wishnask

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Things have gotten considerably more serious for former Williston Middle School teacher Jessica Wishnask. New charges were filed against her Thursday afternoon in New Hanover County Court. Statutory rape and dissemination of harmful materials are two of the newest charges against Wishnask, but the District Attorney's Office says more may be headed her way. The charges against Jessica Wishnask started out as indecent liberties with a child. Thursday, Wishnask was behind bars in New Hanover County Jail again, facing charges of statutory rape, a felony, and dissemination of harmful material, a class one misdemeanor. "These charges are much more serious as far as structured sentencing than what she was faced with before,” said DA Ben David. Wilmington police arrested Wishnask in Martin County, early Thursday morning. The case has quickly gained momentum. Wishnask and a 15-year-old boy were discovered on May 23rd, engaging in indecent activity in the back seat of a car. "Proactive police officer out in the field, investigating a suspicious set of circumstances, and that's how this all started,” said Chief Ralph Evangelous. The investigation is still ongoing, which could mean more charges against Wishnask. Based on the information so far, detectives have determined the inappropriate and illegal activity between Wishnask and the fifteen-year-old boy happened both within and outside of the Fifth Judicial District. The Wilmington Police Department and the District Attorney believe Wishnask was exchanging inappropriate content with the minor prior to her May 23rd arrest via e-mail and text messaging. They also have reason to believe the youth was taken across state lines. "For instance, if travel is involved for the facilitation of a felony, and is done without parental permission, that can be a de-facto kidnapping charge, even though we have may have a different concept of what that is,” Ben David said. Wishnask made her first appearance in court today, via video. Cameras were not allowed into the courtroom. The District Attorney's Office did say the young boy and his family are cooperating with the investigation.

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EVERY TIME YOU SEE A YOUNG

EVERY TIME YOU SEE A YOUNG MAN ARRESTED FOR STATUORY RAPE, HIS BOND IS ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS OR BETTER.OCCASIONALLY SOME OF THESE "RAPES" ARE CONSENSUAL BY YOUNG SEXUALLY ACTIVE GIRLS(WHICH DOESN'T MAKE IT RIGHT) WHO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING. WHY AREN'T THESE GIRLS HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND WHERE ARE THEIR PARENTS? BECAUSE THIS IS A"TEACHER" AND A WOMAN, WE WANT TO PAT THE BOY ON THE BACK? AND DEEM HIS PARENTS UNFIT? IT IS HARD ENOUGH TO RAISE KIDS WITH ANY VALUES AND MORALS THESE DAYS ESPECIALLY BY THOSE WE ARE 'PAYING' TO HELP EDUCATE THEM. I THINK THIS WOMAN IS NO LONGER A SEX OFFENDER BUT A PREDATOR! AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SO.REMEMBER THERE IS NO CURE FOR THIS DIEASE.

people that dont know the situation

i can say this because im a family member of the boy he is my brother, you and the other people on here that have no idea whats going on should not comment about the parents, first of all the boy climbed out the freaking window to meet the teacher, its called teenage hormones, pretty sure you guys know what that is and if you have kids and they are teens you shoud know how it is..... parents cant be awake every moment of the 24 hrs in a day... sooo please keep the nasty comments about my mom to urselves she is a wonderful mother and it killed her to know what my brother and this teacher did this mess. we dont blame her anymore than we blame him....

Please All...

I would like to say that this is a tragedy all-around. But lets' use a little intelligence and look at this from all angles. The teacher was the one most at fault. An adult should not have sexual relations with a minor. It shouldn't matter if the adult was a man or woman - they both have done something wrong and should be treated as equals on punishment. The teenager. The young man should have known better but at 15 you aren't exactly the 'smartest' and do stupid things. He should (and did) know it was wrong BUT he also old enough to know what he was doing - so some blame is here on him. I know nothing of the parents - but please people with kids - DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE DOING ALL DAY? I snuck out of the house growing up (and I'm sure many of you did too). I lied to my parents where I was or was going (and I'm sure many of you did too). The parents are not to blame - teenagers (both girls and boys) will be teenagers and prob. 50% of what they do the parents never know (drinking, smoking, sex, lying, stealing, etc.) How many of you NEVER did anything wrong growing up that you're parents didn't know about it. I'm sure it is around 99% of you - SO GET OFF THE PARENTS YOU IDIOTS! In closing: The teacher is completely at fault and deserves whatever punishment she receives. The teenage should be punished because I'm sure he wasn't forced into anything - take car away until graduation, work all summer and keep no money or something. The parents prob. are fine parents (just as fine as you are - the ones blaming the parents) and have no fault to put on them - their child just behaved foolishly (like most teenagers do to an extent).

So tired of this...

How much time/energy/resources have been wasted on this situation? GUARANTEED that the parents KNEW about this relationship. What a waste...go catch a REAL criminal. After all, back in the "good old days", this was TOTALLY acceptable by society. Hope Ben David is happy to now have a FELONY charge against her, so just out of curiousity, exactly how much time is she facing??

Back in the old day??? NEVER

Back in the old day??? NEVER was it acceptable for a teacher to sleep with one of her students. NEVER was it acceptable for an adult female to have sex with a person under the age of 16. What fantasy world did you live in?

Jessica wishnask

Ok its out now about her 2 prior suspensions. Who signed off on these and who was it that said he would rehire her???? You going to tell me with those 2 suspensions and we know then why she left cause they wouldn't rehire her again. But then to give the ok for another school to hire her? COME ON gte real. That person who is responsible for letting this happen to be punished also. Was it Lerch who did this?

i believe that both parties

i believe that both parties are to blame a 15yr old boy should not be involed w a 27yr old woman but none of us know who made the first move. also better parenting should be a factor seeing as the young mans parents evidently dont keep track of their child

???????????????

are you normally awake at 3 in the damn morning???? are you a parent????? aparently not....... damn ppl stop accusing the parents of not watching their kids.... first of all its none of your buisness and since you seem to think you know the story and you know that the parents dont do their jobs correctly then tell me why you think its the parents fault for not stopping the boy (my brother) climb out the window at 3 in the morning when not even me in the very next room could hear anything..................

You can not "keep track" of

You can not "keep track" of them at school. If a young boy is curious about sex and a teacher shows interest, he is going to tell his friends before he tells his parents. That is the reality of the situation.

Jessica Wishnask

A charge of statutory rape for Wishnask? Ridiculous! I seriously doubt the fifteen-year-old boy was damaged by his 4 a.m. dallience with the debauched schoolteacher. What troubles me is this: Why was a 15-year-old out at 4 a.m.? What responsibility do his parents have for his running the streets in the wee hours? I suspect poor parenting on their part.

Jessica Wishnask

I agree with you. Where were his parents will he was out sowing his wild oats at 4 am in the morning? I agree that a teacher has violated the teacher-student relationship but where are his parents? Why are they not being charged with child endangerment? They put their child in this situation by their lack of parenting skills. I have a 16 year old and I know exactly where he is at 4 am in the morning. What kind of parents does he have?

15 year olds

have you ever tried to keep a 15 year old in when their hormones are telling them to leave? the only way to do that is tie them down or sit outside their room all night listening to them i don't think that makes them bad parents because their teenager "snuck out"

let me guess

let me guess,your going to sue the school because this teacher ruined your sons life...the posters on this site are right...parents should be held accountable for there kids actions..its never there fault there kid gets into trouble..makes me sick... my guess is this kid has a smile from ear to ear when he goes to school...many pats on the back...but his parents will try to say he is damaged for life and try to sue the school for cash....

So what

It does not matter what he was doing or why he was out late, that TEACHER (so called) should have been and acted like an adult. If she can't do that on the streets...you know she can't do it at school!

The teacher isn't the only

The teacher isn't the only one at fault...but she will get everything she deserves

And he was taken across

And he was taken across state lines? The parents knew nothing about this either? What were they doing?

Jessica Wishnask

This is the kind of ignorant response saddens me. There are actually people who think like you. A 15 year old boy and a teacher(who held a position of authority) and you want to blame parents and the boy?! If it was a girl and a male teacher, would she have been damaged? This is a kid, and yes, what she did is called rape. Poor parenting or not, the teacher knew better and her decision to mess with a CHILD is the reason we are commenting on this at all. Pedophioles came in all shapes and sizes.