Sexual assault charges filed against substitute teacher

Madeline Marx, a substitute teacher, is taken to jail after an alleged inappropriate relationship with two minors was reported. (Photo: Kettering Police)

UPDATE: Marx was released on her own recognizance, and has been ordered to live with her father while the case is pending.


UPDATE: Felony charges have been filed against a 23-year-old substitute teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with minor students.

Madeline Marx is in custody at the Montgomery County Jail. She was arrested on Wednesday, November 8, after students reported an alleged inappropriate relationship between Marx and students. A police report released by Kettering Police states there were two victims.

The names of the victims have been redacted because they are minors. According to the report, the alleged relationship started in June of this year and ended in September.

Kettering Police have released video from inside the police cruiser as Marx was taken to jail. In the video, she sits in the back seat with her hands handcuffed behind her back.

Marx is a substitute teacher for Kettering and Oakwood schools. "Teachers are entrusted with the responsibility of educating children who are becoming young adults," said Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr., "this defendant took advantage of her position and developing a sexual relationship with minor students."


KETTERING, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Police removed a substitute teacher from Kettering High school Wednesday after it was reported she'd allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Madeline Marx, 23, has been arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail, and is facing two charges of sexual battery. According to Kettering Schools, Marx was a substitute teacher with the district for two years.

FOX 45's Nathan Edwards learned students went to Fairmont's principal and said they were concerned about a sexual relationship between a student and Marx before classes started Wednesday. According to officials, she was immediately removed from the classroom.

Police aren't releasing details of the relationship, but the school said there was only one student involved. Since that student is underage, police aren't releasing the victim's age or gender. They did say the charges are enhanced due to Marx's position of power.

Superintendent for Kettering City School District Scott Inskeep said every substitute goes through the same vetting process teachers do.

"I just think parents can trust us with your kids every day," he said, "and I can ensure that 99.9 percent are doing it the right way, and doing it appropriately."

The district said they have plans to ask the state to revoke her license.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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