Laura Amero Wiki
Laura Amero is an Ohio schools superintendent accused of having sex with a student and trying to have sex with another student while she was working as a principal, authorities say. Amero has been suspended without pay by the Windham Exempted Village Schools district after she was arrested on April 22. Amero is also accused of trying to intimidate victims or witnesses in the case, according to Portage County court records.
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Amero, a 35-year-old Ohio native, became the district’s superintendent on February 1, 2019, after the previous school chief retired. Amero was previously the principal of Windham Junior/Senior High School. She was working there at the time the alleged sexual battery and attempted sexual battery occurred, according to court documents. The case was investigated by the Windham Police Department and she was arrested by the Portage County Sheriff Department. The Portage County Prosecutor’s Office and police have not commented further about the accusations against Amero.
Amero was charged with two second-degree felony charges of sexual battery, two fourth-degree charges of attempted sexual battery and two first-degree misdemeanor charges of intimidation of a crime victim or witness, according to court documents. A grand jury returned an indictment on those charges against her on April 19 and a warrant was issued for her arrest on April 22. Amero was released from custody on bail after making her first court appearance that same day.
Laura Amero Statement
Amero has pleaded not guilty. She and her attorney have not commented about her arrest and the charges against her. Amero’s next court hearing is scheduled for May 31
(Amero) First Count of Sexual Battery
In the first count of sexual battery, Amero is accused of engaging in “sexual conduct” with a student who was born in February 2001. The alleged sexual battery occurred between February 24, 2017, and May 24, 2017, according to court documents. The second count of sexual battery involves the same student, born in 2001, and allegedly occurred on or about June 18, 2017, according to court documents.