‘Obsessed’ teacher exchanged 2,400 texts with 11-year-old to get girl to run away with her
A former teacher has admitted trying to tempt an 11-year-
old girl in her class to run away with her, it was reported.
Geraldine Alcorn became obsessed with the child and
exchanged over 2,400 text messages in the space of two
weeks early last year, police reportedly said.
The 29-year-old even talked about adopting the little girl,
Alcorn was caught when the girl’s mother found the text
messages on her daughter’s iPhone.
She also found a ring binder with notes which read
“Things Ms. Alcorn and I can do,” “What we can do” and
“When we can do it”, WPXI reported.
officials heard the teacher had developed an “improper
attachment”. She resigned in March.
Police said she left gifts and letters in the girl’s desk and
locker when she cleared out her things from Beechwood
Elementary School days later.
Investigators recovered a math worksheet that had the
digits of Alcorn’s phone number circled on it.
The former teacher was arrested and charged with child
luring, corruption of minors and attempted interference
with the custody of a minor, according to the Pittsburgh
Prosecutors later dropped two of the charges and
downgraded the latter charge, a felony, to corruption of
corruption of minors, the Tribune-Review reported.
She was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to
undergo a mental health evaluation, refrain from
contacting the girl and stay more than 1,000 yards away
from her house, WPXI-TV reported.