Former Kingston teacher charged with raping male students

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KINGSTON, Okla. (KXII) -- According to court documents, Tasha McCuan, a former Kingston Public Schools teacher, was charged with three counts of rape in the second degree. Officials said McCuan was a first grade teacher at Kingston Public Schools.

McCuan turned herself in to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office on Friday afternoon. She's accused of having sex with three male Kingston students from November 2016 to August 2017.

"If these were my sons or daughters I would have this lady arrested and she would not be in our school systems or anywhere else," said one Kingston local.

"Innocent until proven guilty, but this looks really bad," said another Kingston local. "Three charges you gotta kind of wonder."

McCuan's arrest comes as a Tishomingo teacher and cheer coach, Shelley Jo Duncan awaits trial. Charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student in 2016. These Kingston residents said sadly, they're not surprised.

"It's kind of a thing here in southern Oklahoma," one Kingston resident said. "It's been going on for awhile."

"This is an epidemic," said another Kingston resident. "It's every night on our news and it's ridiculous. People have no morals in their homes anymore."

Online court records show McCuan has bonded out of jail on conditions she have no contact with any of the alleged victims. She's also prohibited from being on Kingston school grounds except for the purpose of her children's activities. McCuan pleaded not guilty at her initial appearance Friday. She's due back in court in June.

"Hope it's not true," said one Kingston resident. "And if it is, I hope those kids get the help they need."

If convicted on all three counts, McCuan can face up to three to 45 years behind bars.



 
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