Married high school volleyball coach, 40, is charged with rape after ‘having a threesome with male student and female ex-teacher’
- Joyce Churchwell, 40, was arrested on Tuesday in Tulsa County, Oklahoma
- She is a high school volleyball coach with the Berryhill School District
- Police say she had a threesome with a male student, then 18, in mid-2019
- An adult woman, a former teacher in the same district, participated, cops say
- Churchwell has been charged with rape and is being held on $5,000 bond
A married high school volleyball coach has been charged with rape after police said she engaged in a threesome with a teen boy and an adult female former teacher.
Joyce Churchwell, 40, surrendered to police on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for her arrest on a charge of first-degree rape in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
Police say that in mid-2019, the Berryhill Public Schools coach communicated with the student, then 18, on the Snapchat app, sending nude photos and videos of himself.
Churchwell and the other woman, a former teacher in the district, messaged the student, stating that they were at Churchwell’s residence and that her husband was out of town, and inviting him over for a threesome, according a probable cause affidavit.
Married volleyball coach Joyce Churchwell, 40, surrendered to police on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for her arrest on a charge of first-degree rape in Tulsa County, Oklahoma
The matter came to police attention in December, when the school resource officer received a tip.
Churchwell is currently on a leave of absence
The student admitted in a police interview that he that he went to Churchwell’s home and had sex with the two adult women.
The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16, however if the victim is between 16 and 20 years old and is a student and engages in sexual intercourse with a school system employee, it is defined as rape in state law.
The other adult woman who engaged in the threesome has so far not been charged in the case.
Churchwell is on a leave of absence from the school, according to a Berryhill Public Schools statement.
Police say that in mid-2019, the Berryhill Public Schools coach communicated with the student, then 18, on the Snapchat app, sending nude photos
‘The Berryhill School District takes the safety of its students very seriously and does everything it can to provide a safe learning environment,’ the district said in a statement.
‘The district is currently cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation of these allegations and will take appropriate action when the investigation is completed,’ the statement added.
Churchwell remained in custody on Wednesday evening pending a cash bond of $5,000.