Angela Masingo, Teacher, Tried to Have Sex with Teen Via Facebook Messages

| by Michael Allen

Angela Masingo, a teacher, has been charged with trying to have sex with an underage teen by sending him Facebook messages.

According to the Daily Mail, the boy's parents intercepted some of Masingo's messages and called the police.

The teen is not a student at Greenback High School in Greenback, Tennessee, where 39-year-old Masingo has taught since 1995.

Masingo was charged with solicitation of aggravated statutory rape and solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor.

She has since been suspended from Greenback High School, where her father is a teacher and a former administrator.

"It's important to provide our employees with due process; however, it's equally important, and probably more, to safeguard our children and make sure our children are safe," said Loudon County School Director Jason Vance.

Masingo's family refused to comment, but an unidentified family member did say, "There are always two sides [to every story]."

The Blount County Sheriff's Office H.E.A.T. (Hi-tech Evidence and Technology) Unit and the Loudon County Sheriff's Office, as part of Internet Crimes Against Children Tennessee Task Force (ICAC), were involved in a a joint investigation on Masingo, who is due in court on March 15.

Source: Daily Mail