Within the past couple of weeks, three female school teachers in the Ark-La-Tex have been arrested in connection with sex crimes involving their underage students. The latest on Friday involves a junior high school teacher from Magnolia, Arkansas. This case is perhaps the most bizarre of them all.
"In all my years, I've seen some horrible cases, but this one is the worst. It's truly bizarre."
Prosecuting Attorney David Butler says this case has stunned the small city of Magnolia and its junior High school. Well known teacher Donna Lou Sanders, a wife and mother, has been arrested in connection with six months of sexual activity involving 12 and 13 year old girls. But police say it doesn't appear Sanders was sexually involved in any of the cases.
According to the affidavit, Sanders would drive the 12 and 13 year old girls to either a hotel or deer camp and provide rooms for them to have sex with two underage boys and a 22 year old man they met on line through Facebook.
The affidavit goes on to say that Sanders sometimes just drove the teens around and permitted them to have sex in the back seat of the car as she drove.
The affidavit also says one of the girls was Donna Lou Sanders own teenage daughter. Authorities say as far as they can determine, Sanders husband was not aware any of this was going on.
Police are still searching for the 22 year old Dustin Lloyd Roland of Union County in connection with this case. In the meantime, Sanders has been transported out of state for a mental evaluation.
Sanders has been charged with 12 counts of permitting abuse, and 10 counts of accomplice to rape. Police say she also provided alcohol for the teenagers.