Incident #: 50-14-6007 Date/Time: March 12, 2014 (Reported)
Location: 1300 South Farmview Drive (Woodmill Apartments), Dover, DE
A Caesar Rodney Middle School teacher turned herself in today (Monday, April 28th) on one count of Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust or Authority. The charge stems from allegations that Stephanie Seabury (22 years old), an English teacher at Fred Fifer III Middle School (Caesar Rodney School District), had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old male student that was in her class. The Dover Police Department was made aware of the incident on March 12th, 2014. An investigation conducted by the Dover Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit revealed that Seabury and the student met on numerous occasions, during which Seabury would meet the victim at a prearranged location and then drive the student to her residence at Woodmill Apartments, in Dover. Dover Police detectives learned that on or about February 26th, 2014, the Seabury had sexual intercourse with the 13-year-old victim at her residence after driving him there after school. Detectives were able to retrieve surveillance footage of Seabury and the victim exiting the school and walking towards the teachers vehicle at approximately 3:48PM on that date. The investigation by the Dover Police Department also revealed that Stephanie Seabury and the student victim exchanged several explicit phone messages and photographs during the inappropriate relationship. Seabury was charged with one count of Sexual Abuse by a Person in a Position of Trust or Authority, a felony in the State of Delaware.
Seabury was issued a $40,000 secured bond by Justice of the Peace Court 7.