Former Noblesville teacher accused of having sex with students pleads guilty
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (August 6, 2015)– A former Noblesville High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with two students entered a guilty plea Thursday.
Michael Douce, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of child seduction and one count of invasion of privacy. Prosecutors say the former assistant choir director had sex with two teenage students, and gave them drugs and alcohol.
According to the probable cause affidavit, a mother alerted school officials after finding nude pictures of Douce on her daughter’s phone. Police also found text message exchanges between Douce and the girl.
Douce and the girl had a close call on Dec. 15-16 when Douce was over at the girl’s home and the girl’s mother and her mother’s boyfriend unexpectedly returned.
“I see the headline now… ‘high school choir teacher caught naked on elementary school playground fleeing from student-girlfriend’s home,” read one text message allegedly sent from Douce to the teen.
The second student said she engaged in sex acts at Douce’s house and sent nude pictures of herself to him. She said he provided her with alcohol.
He will be sentenced on September 3.