Skip to comments.Londonderry teacher charged for indecent photo sent to student
Posted on 03/06/2010 8:34:25 PM PST by Chet 99
By ALEC O'MEARA
Union Leader Correspondent
Friday, Mar. 5, 2010
LONDONDERRY English teacher Melinda Dennehy has been charged with indecent exposure for allegedly e-mailing nude photographs of herself to a 15-year-old student at Londonderry High School.
Dennehy, 41, of Hampstead, turned herself in to Londonderry police this morning and was promptly arrested, Londonderry Police Chief William Hart said. Dennehy has since been released on $10,000 personal recognizance bond, but is not allowed near school grounds, Hart said.
Hart and Londonderry Superintendent Nate Greenberg held a press conference on the arrest at Londonderry Police Station this morning.
The charges stem from an investigation begun earlier this week into a series of photographs of Dennehy that had been sent to a student at the school, Hart said.
According to the arrest affidavit released this afternoon, police believe as many as four nude pictures were sent two months ago to the student, whom Hart identified as a male juvenile. The photos were forwarded and seen by at least two other juvenile students at the school, according to the affidavit.
Dennehy teaches sophomore level English classes at the school, and has been employed by the school district since 2007.
The digital photos came to the attention of Londonderry High School Assistant Principal Greg Warren on Wednesday morning and had been distributed "throughout the school," according to the affidavit.
The juvenile when questioned claimed he had kissed Dennehy, had exchanged numerous text messages of a sexual nature with her, and that Dennehy had offered to perform oral sex on him, according to the affidavit.
Indecent exposure is a Class B felony punishable with up to seven years in prison and a $4,000 fine, Hart said.
Hart said the investigation was ongoing, but that he did not believe there would be any additional charges forthcoming at this time. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Officer Adam Lane or Det. Kris Gore at 432-1118, Hart said.
Londonderry Superintendent Nate Greenberg said Dennehy was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday and that the school's own investigation is ongoing.
"Needless to say, we will continue to conduct our own investigation and will take any action deemed warranted by our findings," Greenberg said. "As always, the safety and wellbeing of the children of our community will be given the highest priority."
Dennehy is scheduled to be arraigned at Derry District Court on Tuesday, March 23, at 8:30 a.m.
Hasn’t the empowerment of women worked out well? Every day they prove they are not morally superior to men.
Let’s see if I am clairvoyant. All the males who visit here will think (if they don’t post it) - NOT GUILTY
and will think (if they don’t post it) I’d hit it!
Was it a Pitbull pic????
Those pants, right?
Well, if they’re tastefully nude pictures, I don’t see what the problem is.
Thank you, my spokesperson...
You read my mind.
You are really good.
I call beer goggles! You got ‘em!
Is that a smirk on her face?
I’m thinking more that the sex offender registry would be appropriate.
Poor woman. She must be dumb as dirt. A sad and tragic career in porn awaits.
Let’s see if you are full of shi*..
Maybe she ate too many of those nutty bars, sort of like the twinkie defence.
How is she not remotely attractive for a 40+ year old???
she is attractive, I cannot understand why she felt she had to do it.
maybe it is the lack of tanning booths in New Hampshire.
I’m under 18? No thanks! I’m my age? I wouldn’t blame you for hittin’ it.
So she sent Junior a photo of her London Derriere ?
LOL! Yeah, only in their dreams!
whatever you’d hit that. =-D
this is mrs.repeat offender hijacking my husband’s account. i say, ew, definitely guilty. however, mr.repeat offender would probably get on here declaring her not guilty and make some lewd comment that i would want to hit him for.
Send me a pic w/her wearing a skirt and heels and we’ll see.
Huh? oh it is, to be sure.
The whole "Reporter O'Meara filing from Londonderry about a teacher named Dennehy" thing mislead me a little.
I have information, based upon interviews with several male juvenile witneses that Melinda Dennehy an English teacher employed at the Londonderry High School, in Londonderry, New Hampshire, sent at least (1)one picture of herself with her genitals exposed to A_____ R_____ whose date of birth is October 2, 1994. a copy of this picture is in the possession of the Londonderry Police Department. This picture has been identified by co-workers to be that of Melinda Dennehy.
On March 3, 2010 at approximately 11:39 a.m. it was reported to School Resource Officer Adam Lane by Assistant Principal Greg Warren at the Londonderry High School that inappropriate picture(s) of a female teacher were being distributed through out the high school by students. School Resource Officer Adam Lane then met with Assistant Principal Katie Sullivan and juvenile A_____ R_____. A_____ R_____ then disclosed that approximately two months ago, his teacher Melinda Dennehy had sent him (4)four nude pictures of herself to his hotmail email account. A_____ R_____ then emailed the pictures he received to two of his friends S_____ O_____ and J_____ K_____. A_____s father R_____ A_____ provided an email that showed the nude picture of Melinda Dennehy being sent from firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com.
Juvenile A_____ R_____ also disclosed that Melinda Dennehy had continuously sent him text messages. In some of those messages Dennehy told R_____ taht she wanted to give him a bl0w job.
A_____ R_____ reported that in the past two months time, Melinda Dennehy kissed him twice on two seperate[sic] occasions on the mouth in a classroom at the Londonderry High School.
Interview with A_____ R_____ revealed that upon receiving the pictures from Melinda Dennehy, he first viewed the pictures on a computer located at __________ Road in Londonderry, New Hampshire. This is the residence of S____ C____, a friend o A_____ R_____.
During the schools investigation, student J_____ B_____ was interviewed by Assistant Principal Paul Dutton. During this interview J_____ B_____ pulled up Dennehys nude pictures through his AOL email account. The picture was forwarded to Nate Greenberg the Superintendent of Londonderry Schools who turned it over to the Londonderry Police Department.
Guilty of a misdemenor. Give her 2 years of probation.
you are funny Mrs. Repeat Offender. Welcome to both of you to FR ..
and do get your own account so you can play !
As a teacher I am always surprised by these stories.
I know many, fortunately, that are too darn busy teaching, and living wonderful lives with their families, to even consider anything like this.
They have “naughty teachers” in Great Britain, too.
Hmmmmm..... How would her cow-orkers be able to identify this photo?
Need more evidence to render just verdict.
So you're saying you'd hit it?
Yes, I’ll say it,absolutely not guilty. And why didn’t have have teachers like this?
yes, i might hit it, but only with a board.
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