High school teacher accused of getting students drunk and sexually assaulting them
NOBLESVILLE, Ind.– According to court documents, a former Noblesville High School teacher provided alcohol to two students and sexually assaulted them in his home.
Nicholas McKinney, 35, was a health teacher at the school up until Tuesday when he resigned.
McKinney was arrested on Wednesday and charged with one count of criminal deviate conduct and two counts of child seduction.
The alleged sexual assault and criminal conduct occurred during the summer of 2012.
According to court documents, a former student was texting with McKinney one night when he told her his wife was out of town, and he invited her to his home in Broad Ripple. The girl told McKinney she was with a friend, and he told them both to come over.
McKinney gave the two girls alcohol and showed them how to do tequila shots. When they were done drinking, the girls were not able to drive home, so he invited them to stay the night. He told them they could sleep in his bed, and he would sleep on the couch.
During the night, one of the girls woke up, and McKinney was in bed with them, read the probable cause. He had his hands down her pants and was rubbing her. The victim got out of the bed because she was uncomfortable. She was able to describe to investigators the inside of McKinney's house in detail, including the mirrored sliding closet doors in his bedroom and a calendar on his refrigerator.
The other girl awoke sometime in the morning to McKinney trying to put his hands down her pants. She got out of bed, and both of the girls left.
One of the girls came forward to school officials about the incident on August 2, 2016, and they notified police.
When police questioned McKinney about the allegations, he denied ever inviting the girls to his home. Police told McKinney that the victim was able to describe the interior of his home, and he admitted that the victims had been inside his home during the summer of 2012.
Noblesville Schools released the following statement: "The employee in question was immediately removed from contact with students and is no longer employed with Noblesville Schools."