Blackmail In Teacher Sex Scandal?

A blog is claiming the former Catholic high school teacher in the center of a student-teacher sex scandal is herself a victim of blackmail.

The ex-Christian Brothers Academy teacher, Sandra "Beth" Geisel, 42 and the mother of four, is charged in the statutory rape of a 16-year-old male in May.

The CBA fired Geisel on June 10 after, it's been reported, she was caught having sex in a car with another 17-year-old student.

Now, a blog claims two male CBA students used blackmail to coerce her into having sex with them.

Albany County, N.Y., District Attorney David Soares told co-anchor Julie Chen on The Early Show Wednesday that the investigation of the case is "progressing splendidly."

But Soares adds it's "very troubling that someone would put information (about the blackmail allegations) of a confidential nature on a Web site.

"Obviously, people who engage in this activity are not professional reporters. Professional reporters understand the ethical obligation of not putting out information that is confidential and information that would otherwise compromise a case. Therefore, the person who is responsible for this blog is not a sophisticated reporter, and it is a shame and I think an embarrassment."
  • Brian Dakss

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