A Broward County substitute teacher and mother of three is charged with
having sex with a 17- year-old boy who is a friend of one of her children.
BY DARRAN SIMON
Neighbors in a Coral Springs cul-de-sac where red bows and wreaths hang
on the doors, were shocked Saturday to learn that a mother of three had been
arrested for a sex crime.
Deborah Ann Reeder, 45, a substitute teacher in Broward County, was
released from jail on $20,000 bail Friday.
Police arrested her Thursday morning at her Coral Springs home, shortly
after she dropped off her youngest son for kindergarten at Country Hills
Elementary, a neighbor said. She was charged with four counts of having sex with
a minor, each a second-degree felony.
Coral Springs police say Reeder had sex with a teenage boy -- a friend
of one of her children -- at least four times between early October and early
Reeder has been a substitute teacher at Country Hills since March, said
Keith Bromery, a district spokesman. None of the illicit trysts was at the
school, said Coral Springs Capt. Rich Nicorvo.
''I'm surprised that she made a poor judgment call like that,'' said
Jeffrey York, a neighbor who lives across the street. ``She is a smart person. .
. . Unfortunately she and her family are going to have to pay the
Reeder, her three sons and her husband -- who neighbors said is a
licensed pilot -- live in a cream-and-white-colored home with a swing set and a
No one answered the door on Saturday afternoon. The family
has lived in the neighborhood for more than nine years, neighbors say.
When police questioned Reeder, she invoked her right to remain
Police did not identify the 17-year-old victim, who told police he
and Reeder had sex multiple times in her car, her bed, on the floor of her
bedroom and in the master bedroom shower, a police report shows.
The teenager's mother called Reeder, with police listening in,
according to the police report. After the call, police decided to charge her
with the crimes, according to the report.
''I think that's disgusting,'' said York's wife Elisa York. ``I'm
Elisa York, who has a child at Country Hills, said Reeder also is a
volunteer there, in addition to substitute teaching. York last saw Reeder on
Wednesday, buying pizza for a Christmas party at the school, she said.
Bromery said Reeder will not be allowed to teach until the legal
proceedings have been resolved.
''They are a good family and it's really sad
. . .,'' said neighbor Giovanne Zygala. Zygala's husband, Yuri, added: ``We're
going to pray for them.''
This guy calls himself a VICTIM???? The kid is a lot of things, but not a VICTIM!
Look, if you want to make this stuff illegal, fine. But, IMHO, this kid was a WILLING PARTICIPANT, NOT a victim! It is time we stop pretending that kids are these innocent virgins untouched by human hands. In many cases, they are the ones doing the initial touching.
I pray for the day when real common sexual sense is washed over this continent.
Fat chance, I suppose.